Shark 24

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Not to be confused with Hai (keelboat).
Shark 24
Shark black.svg
Class symbol
Shark downwind.jpg
Shark downwind
Designer George Hinterhoeller
Year 1959
Crew 2–3
Draft 3 ft 2 in (0.97 m)
Hull weight 2,100 lb (950 kg)
LOA 24 ft (7.3 m)
LWL 20 ft (6.1 m)
Beam 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Hull Appendages
Ballast 675 lb (306 kg)
Mainsail area 117.3 sq ft (10.90 m2)
Jib / Genoa area 73 sq ft (6.8 m2)

The Shark 24 is a Canadian-designed 24 ft sailing yacht which has earned itself a reputation of extraordinary reliability and longevity among sailors both in North America and Central Europe. Having been designed by George Hinterhoeller back in 1959 to cope well even with the harshest conditions found in the Great Lakes region, the vessel has proven to be well suited for extended leisure trips as well as for tough racing.

The Shark 24 was awarded International status by ISAF in 2000.[1]


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Sharks upwind