The H-Boat is the largest in Europe, the world's second largest and the largest non-Olympic keelboat class dar.


The boat has been built since 1967 as a unit class of different shipyards (eg Artekno, Botnia, ELVSTROM, hydro speed, etc.) made ​​of GRP, design engineer is the Finn Hans Groop. From the name of the designer to H-Boot also directs the letter " H" in the name from.

The German shipyard Ott Yacht, the Austrian Frauscher shipyard and the Finnish shipyard Eagle Marine currently have (as of 2012) of the ISAF ( International Sailing Federation), the license for construction of H- boats. Due to these license agreements, the yards are required to comply with the class rules in the construction and equipment of an H - boat. A surveying system controls the shipyards, to ensure that an H - boat complies with the class rules when it leaves the respective shipyard.

The maximum crew of the boat is six people. In the cabin to accommodate three to four berths. The cockpit is self-bailing. When racing the boat is sailed with a crew of three and a maximum crew weight of 300 kg.

The popularity of the boat ( the world were built more than 5,300 H- Boats up to 2007 ) can be explained on the one hand from his race fitness, on the other hand it is also a safe, good-natured family and tour boat proved, among others, successfully carrying out an Atlantic crossing in 2001.

  • Pictures of H- boats

H- boat on the wind

H- boat in the foreground

H- boats with spinnaker

Road transport of an H - boat

Regatta and Races