Feeling 1100 / Elite 37
Fin keel

Also marketed under the name Elite 37 in North America, the Feeling 1100 is a cruising sailboat which aims to be efficient and comfortable. On these two aspects the Feeling stands out from the competition with many little details: quality hardware well sized, a cockpit where the teak slats let the water run to keep the settee dry, a closet for weather gear lined with Formica or many well thought drawers. Ron Holland has also managed to offer a beautiful interior volume without sacrificing the overall performance.

See the Feeling 1100 / Elite 37's specifications on

Main Features

ModelFeeling 1100 / Elite 37
VersionFin keel
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerRon Holland
Building years (first/last)1982 / 1987
SuccessorFeeling 1090
Regulation1ere 7/12 pers.
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller (helm wheel in option)
Main dimensions
Length over all37.1 ft
Hull length35.9 ft
Waterline length31.7 ft
Beam over all12.1 ft
Draft6.2 ft
Light displacement12787 lbs
Ballast5291 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead Sloop
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader angleNeutral (0°)
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea828 ft²
Downwind sailarea1449 ft²
Mainsail area297 ft²
Genoa area531 ft²
Working jib area344 ft²
Jib area226 ft²
Stormsail area89 ft²
Spinnaker area1152 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

40.7 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

13.3 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

14.8 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

47.9 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

22.1 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

47.0 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

26.6 ft


Ballast ratio41.4 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement142.7 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement249.8 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)20.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2002
Engine power1 x 18 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 28 hp
Fuel capacity19.8 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin (max./min.)3 / 2
Number of berth (max./min.)10 / 8
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity79.3 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity26.4 gal
Headroom max6.1 ft
Headroom shower room5.6 ft
Headroom5.9 ft
Table dimensions3.7 x 3.1 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom5.7 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.9 ft
Length of berth6.4 ft
Width of berth*4.6 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1983

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