Kirie (FRA)

www.feeling-lines.com

1912 -

Feeling goes all the way back to 1912 when the Kirié shipyard, founded by the Kirié family, set up shop in a small garage on Rue de la Forêt in the Sables d'Olonne. The shipyard originally built small sailing boats. In the 1950s, production turned more towards speed boats. In the ‘60s, the founder’s son participated on countless occasions in the "Six heures de Paris" race – driven by his competitive streak.
In the late ‘60s, the shipyard expanded and moved to the Château d'Olonne near the Sables d'Olonne. It was one of the first to work with polyester, and very early on launched speed fishing boats, the "Anges de mer", and sailing fishing boats, the "Fifty".
In the early ‘80s, Kirié launched a range of habitable power cruise ships called "Feeling". In 1986, the 13.5 m Feeling won the Route du Rhum in the standard boat category and the 10.9 m Feeling was voted "Boat of the year" in 1987.
The Feelings were already available in lift keel or fin keel version. In 2000, Alliaura Marine took over the Kirié shipyard.
As of 2010, Feeling is owned by Privilège Marine www.privilege-marine.com) and the Feeling range is composed of 7 models, from 32’ to 55’.

Sailboats Built By Kirie (FRA)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
APOLLON (KIRIE) 14.44 ft / 4.40 m 1971
ARMANDECHE 23.29 ft / 7.10 m 1968
BALEINIER 600 19.68 ft / 6.00 m 1977
BALEINIER JUNIOR 14.11 ft / 4.30 m 1966
ELITE 25 24.67 ft / 7.52 m 1982
ELITE 286 29.33 ft / 8.94 m 1985
ELITE 29 29.33 ft / 8.94 m 1983
ELITE 30 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1984
ELITE 30S 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1984
ELITE 32 31.75 ft / 9.68 m 1982
ELITE 324 32.33 ft / 9.85 m 1983
ELITE 326 31.33 ft / 9.55 m 1988
ELITE 346 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1985
ELITE 364 36.33 ft / 11.07 m 1988
ELITE 37 37.08 ft / 11.30 m 1981
ELITE 446 44.83 ft / 13.66 m 1989
ELITE 45 45.92 ft / 14.00 m 1986
ELITE 486 47.50 ft / 14.48 m 1994
ELITE 64 63.67 ft / 19.41 m 1983
FEELING 1040 34.94 ft / 10.65 m 1986
FEELING 1090 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1987
FEELING 1350 44.29 ft / 13.50 m 1986
FEELING 226 20.34 ft / 6.20 m 1987
FEELING 286 26.21 ft / 7.99 m 1986
FEELING 29 27.88 ft / 8.50 m 1983


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