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    Sloop William Fife 125 Classic Sloop

    2.750.000 €

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    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Hampshire (United Kingdom) Sloops in Hampshire
    • Year : 1911
    • Length: 38,1m.
    • William Fife 125 Classic Sloop 38.1 m from Length. Observations: [b]full specs[/b][p]main characteristics builder: william fife & sons, fairlie designer: william fife iii ...

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    Sailing cruiser Seafinn 411

    67.831 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Bavaria (United Kingdom) Sailing cruisers in Bavaria
    • Year : 1986
    • Length: 12,9m.
    • Seafinn 411 12.9 m from Length 1,53 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]white grp body white grp superstructure grey ringdeck with non-slip synthetic teak laid on aft ...

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    Sailing cruiser Biscay 36

    41.948 €

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    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Cornwall (United Kingdom) Sailing cruisers in Cornwall
    • Year : 1978
    • Length: 10,8m.
    • Biscay 36 10.8 m from Length 1,71 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]designed by alan hill built by robert ives/falmouth boat construction white grp hull light grey ...

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    Sailing cruiser Archambault A35

    71.753 €

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    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Devon (United Kingdom) Sailing cruisers in Devon
    • Year : 2007
    • Length: 10,5m.
    • Archambault A35 10.5 m from Length 2,04 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]designed by michel joubert and bernard nivelt built by archambault (fra) white glass ...

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    Sloop Maxi 1000

    49.675 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom) Sloops in Dorset
    • Year : 1995
    • Length: 9,9m.
    • Maxi 1000 9.9 m from Length 1,65 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]designed by pelle petterson built by nimbus boats ab monobody white grp hull white non-slip grp ...

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    Sailing cruiser Contest 31

    13.799 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Hampshire (United Kingdom) Sailing cruisers in Hampshire
    • Year : 1973
    • Length: 9,3m.
    • Contest 31 9.3 m from Length 1,35 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]navy blue grp body white grp deck with blue nonslip white grp superstructure with blue ...

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    Sailboat Holman Sovereign 32

    22.078 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Suffolk (United Kingdom) Sailboats in Suffolk
    • Year : 1964
    • Length: 9,6m.
    • Holman Sovereign 32 9.6 m from Length 1,29 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]designed by kim holman built by uphams boatyard brixham merewif has been restored to ...

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    Sloop Jeanneau Arcadia 29

    19.624 €

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    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Essex (United Kingdom) Sloops in Essex
    • Year : 1984
    • Length: 8,7m.
    • Jeanneau Arcadia 29 8.7 m from Length 1,8 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]white grp hull grey non-slip laid on grp deck white grp superstructure cast iron keel ...

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    Sloop Beneteau First 29

    18.755 €

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    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Kent (United Kingdom) Sloops in Kent
    • Year : 1987
    • Length: 8,7m.
    • Beneteau First 29 8.7 m from Length 1,35 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]designed by jean-marie finot built by jeanneau white grp hull white non-slip grp ...

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Sailing boats are propelled through the action of the wind against its sails. Under the control of one or more people, the sails, along with the rigging, hull, keel and rudder, make up the system which transforms wind energy into the thrust that propels the vessel. Knowing the components of sailing boats will help you choose the one that best suits your navigation plan.

The size of a sailing boat can range from light sailing boats which are just over 2 metres long, to the huge yachts of over 100 metres. The dimensions of the sailing boats are expressed in metres or feet. To distinguish between different types of sailing boats we must know the elements that form it.

The hull is the main part of the sailing boat and it floats. There are two large groups of hulls: monohulls, the most common in the market, and multihulls, in which the catamarans and trimarans are included. We can distinguish three hull shapes: round, bilge-keel and 'V'.
The keel is the bottom of the hull, which goes from bow to stern running along the centre line; it is an integral part of the hull, it can have various configurations, it has a ballast, it is fixed and its main function is to provide stability.
The rudder provides directional stability to the boat and helps the lateral force. The most common types of rudder are: keel, skeg, suspended or hanging, on the transom and double rudders.
The rigging is made up of masts and sails which differentiate the various types of sailboats. The most common types of rigging are: masthead and fractional sloops, cutters, ketches, schooners and yawls.