Feeling 960 / Elite 324
Deep draft

Feeling 960, also known as Elite 324 in the North America, is the heir of Feeling 920 (Elite 32, respectively). Principally they have the same hull form, but the new Feeling has gained an extra 40cm - 1,3ft of length. The rigging also comes from the Feeling 920, 'Sport' version, held by two pairs of spreaders. The extra 40cm - 1,3ft allows a large transom, equipped for swimming.

The interior of the boat does not change much but it does offer some nice details, such as two kitchen sinks and pressurized water with hot water as an option. Finishing is, as always, exemplary.

See the Feeling 960 / Elite 324's specifications on

Main Features

ModelFeeling 960 / Elite 324
VersionDeep draft
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerPhilippe Harlé
Building years (first/last)1986 / 1988
Number built≈90
PredecessorKirié Feeling 920 / Elite 32
SuccessorKirié Feeling 326 / Elite 326
ConstructionGlass fiber/polyester, monolithic hull, sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller (helm wheel in option)
Main dimensions
Length over all32.6 ft
Hull length31.5 ft
Waterline length25.6 ft
Beam over all10.6 ft
Draft5.9 ft
Light displacement8598 lbs
Ballast2998 lbs
French customs tonnage8.88 Tx

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 sailarea614 ft²
Downwind sailarea1009 ft²
Mainsail area234 ft²
Genoa area380 ft²
Working jib area297 ft²
Jib area163 ft²
Stormsail area70 ft²
Spinnaker area775 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

35.1 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

11.8 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

40.5 ft

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

11.8 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

40.7 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

18.7 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

40.1 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

21.3 ft


Ballast ratio34.9 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement157.4 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement258.7 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)18.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2001
Engine power1 x 9 hp
Power max (optional)1 x 18 hp
Fuel capacity23.8 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin2
Number of berth6
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity50.2 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity23.8 gal
Headroom max6.2 ft
Length of berth6.2 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth7.2 ft
Aft cabin
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*4.6 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1986

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