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The Shark 24 is a Canadian-built 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.

Because the Shark has not lost any of its popularity over the decades, and there is a large international racing community carrying out countless regattas every year, the Shark has recently been awarded the title “Classic Yacht” by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

The Boat

Shark Fleet

Principle dimesions:

  • LOA24 ft (7.3 m)
  • LWL20 ft (6.1 m)
  • Draft3 ft 2 in (1.0 m)
  • Beam6 ft 10 in (2.1 m)
  • Hull weight w/fittings2,100 lb (950 kg)
  • Keel weight675 lb (306 kg) Cast Iron
  • Sail area with 100% foretriangle190 sq ft (17.7 m2)
  • I20 ft (6.1 m)
  • J7 ft 4 in (2.2 m)
  • P23 ft (7.0 m)
  • E10 ft 2 in (3.1 m)

The above specs are from Wikipedia. is the official web site of the Canadian Shark 24 keelboat class association.