About the H-Boat

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


The 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


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