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Kelt 8.50 Sailing Yacht

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Kelt 8.50 Sailing Yacht

Refurbished Yanmar engine
Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  323242
  • Length  ·  8.50m
  • Year  ·  1984
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 0hp, Yanmar 2GM20F ()
  • Lying  ·  Truro, UK
Boatshed Cornwall
Boatshed Cornwall
David Coumbe

Extra Details

Designer Gilles Vaton
Builder Kelt Marine
Lying Truro, UK
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20F ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 8.50m
LWL 7.54m
Beam 3.15m
Draft Max 1.62m
Displacement 2,900kg (6,394.5lbs)
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Renewed skin fittings & seacocks.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Renewed Heads (2022)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system

Renewed Heads (2022)

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Platform
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
MOB System

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

We are delighted at Boatshed Cornwall to list this Giles Vaton designed Kelt 8.50 sailing yacht. A fin keel, sugar scoop transom and rudder and skeg ,of which there were about 1,200 of these GRP hulled yachts built.

The Kelt 8.50 has an open layout for her saloon and forward double berths which gives her a bright and roomy feel. Her rear double cabin benefits from a large porthole style window. The heads are large with a vanity unit and storage.

This Kelt 8.50 is on a swinging mooring.

Some of the upgrades to the functionality of this Kelt 8.50 include:
Renewed roller reefing system – 2022
Renewed forestay – 2022
Renewed heads – 2022
Renewed through-hull fittings – 2022
Renewed sea cocks – 2022
Renewed Guard Rails (plastic coated stainless steel wire) – 2023
New wind instrument – included but not yet fitted.
Some Renewed running rigging
Life Raft – serviced 2021
Renewed saloon cushions – 2022
Recovered mattresses (internal upholstery) – 2023
Renewed internal decor – 2023
Renewed stack pack – 2022
Renewed Log – 2022
Hull antifouled - 2022

This Kelt 8.50 is located in an idyllic part of Cornwall and if you are keen there is also the opportunity to negotiate the mooring too. If this is of interest do not hesitate to add this one to your wish list.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Kelt 8.50 Sailing Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by David of Boatshed Cornwall. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

For about four (4) years

Why are you selling her?

Will not be using the yacht enough

Where have you sailed her?

Cornish coast

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no mention of cradle

Robert H2023-09-15 20:14:44
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