Buy used sailboats in Dorset

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    Sailing cruiser Beneteau Oceanis 58

    348.595 €

    (VAT not included )

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 2013
    • Length: 18,24m.
    • Beneteau Oceanis 58 18.24 m from Length. Electronics: navigation center, autopilot, depthsounder, log speedometer, wind speed and direction, cockpit speakers, radio, cd player, tv ...

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    Sailing cruiser Jaguar 25

    8.161 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 1982
    • Length: 7,92m.
    • Jaguar 25 7.92 m from Length. Electronics: vhf, wind speed and direction, compass. Deck equipment: tiller. Sail: battened mainsail, furling genoa. Observations: ...

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    Sloop Rhodes 45 ft Bermudan Sloop

    209.856 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 1954
    • Length: 13,5m.
    • Rhodes 45 ft Bermudan Sloop 13.5 m from Length 1,65 m from Draft. Observations: [b]brokers comments[/b][p]brokers comments a philip l. rhodes design from 1954; her sheer is ...

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    Yawl Camper & Nicholsons Bermudan Yawl

    92.104 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 1963
    • Length: 13,9m.
    • Camper & Nicholsons Bermudan Yawl 13.9 m from Length 2,25 m from Draft. Observations: [b]brokers comments[/b][p]a keenly priced period piece with some battle scars, but as willing ...

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    Ketch Holman Landfall Ketch

    87.440 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 1972
    • Length: 12,07m.
    • Holman Landfall Ketch 12.07 m from Length 1,5 m from Draft. Observations: [b]brokers comments[/b][p]“she is a spacious vessel, not a racer, but carries sail well and keeps ...

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    Sloop Etap 30

    33.519 €

    (VAT included )

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 1989
    • Length: 8,7m.
    • Etap 30 8.7 m from Length 1,44 m from Draft. Observations: [b]construction[/b][p]hull single piece grp moulded body. grp sandwich laminate development with foam core. moulded ...

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    Yawl Mylne Classic Island Class Yawl

    34.976 €

    • Verified second-hand boat
    • Dorset (United Kingdom)
    • Year : 1911
    • Length: 11,85m.
    • Mylne Classic Island Class Yawl 11.85 m from Length 1,8 m from Draft. Observations: [b]history[/b][p]on belfast lough, the idea of one-design yacht racing in performance ...

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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.