San Juan 24

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Current Specifications
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San Juan 24 Racing
LOA 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)
LWL 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
Beam 8 ft (2.4 m)
Draft 4 ft (1.2 m)
Mast height 28 ft 11 in (8.81 m)
Mainsail area 125.2 sq ft (11.63 m2)
Jib / Genoa area 229 sq ft (21.3 m2)
Spinnaker area 350 sq ft (33 m2)

The San Juan 24 is a 24' yacht, and one of the most versatile keelboats for its size. It was designed by Bruce Kirby, for the Clark Boat Company to the early 70's IOR standards. Over 1000 of these boats were built between 1972 and 1981.

Since the Clark factory was located in Auburn, Washington, some of these boats can be found at most marinas in the Pacific Northwest. Several areas boast healthy one-design racing fleets - currently 12 boats regularly race on Wednesday evenings on Lake Washington in Seattle, with other one-design fleets in Oak Harbor, Bellingham, Duluth, and Sheboygan.

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At 24' long, with a 5'4" cabintop, the SJ24 is a great cruising boat. Sleeping 4 adults, with a dinette table and galley, it is suitable for long weekends or extended trips on inland waters. With only a 4 foot draft, it can sail into shallow bays and waterways that would keep other boats away.

It has a narrow entry and transom, with a wide beam. The SJ 24 is know to be unstable downwind under spinnaker causing knock downs.


The keel on the San Juan 24 is 1600 pounds and is mounted into the hull of the San Juan 24 with j bent keel bolts. The San Juan 24 began production in 1973.

The last San Juan 24 was produced 33 years ago. The fleet is actively being restored.

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