About H-Boat

The H-Boat was designed by Hans Groop in 1967.

Specifications

h-boat length overall: 8.28 m
length waterline:   6.3 m
beam: 2.18 m
draft: 1.3 m
displacement: 1450 kg
ballast ratio: 50 %
Sail area: 14.8 m²
jib: 10.2 m²
spinnaker: 36.0 m²

Features

  • One-design Class, designed 1967
  • One-design racing in class-fleets in high competition
  • ISAF-international status since 1977
  • Largest International keelboat class in Europe of ISAF
  • Second large International keelboat class of ISAF
  • 3-4 man crew, easy to crew
  • over 5000 boats built
  • 1700 boat owners organized as IHA-members
  • Actively racing in 8 countries
  • National associations in 8 countries
  • Safe in rough sea, strong wind and even gale
  • No danger of capsizing, self bailing cockpit
  • Attractive in light air (South Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • Foot-straps for safety and crew hiking
  • One foresail, symmetrical spinnaker
  • Deck-stepped mast, easy for hauling and derigging
  • Beam 2,18 m, far below road-towing limits
  • Easy to trailer, weight 1450 kg, ballast ratio 50%
  • Built by 3 ISAF-licensed builders
  • finished to high standard