RL 24

RL 24 photo RL 24 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
24.00 ft / 7.32 m
LWL:
19.50 ft / 5.94 m
Beam:
7.33 ft / 2.23 m
S.A. (reported):
216.00 ft2 / 20.07 m2
Draft (max):
4.25 ft / 1.30 m
Draft (min):
1.00 ft / 0.30 m
Displacement:
1,650 lb / 748 kg
Ballast:
225 lb / 102 kg
S.A./Disp.:
24.80
Bal./Disp.:
13.64
Disp./Len.:
99.34
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1973
Last Built:
1987
# Built:
500
Builder:
Rob. Legg Yachts Pty Ltd.(AUS)
Designer:
Rob Legg

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
24.80
Bal./Disp.:
13.64
Disp./Len.:
99.34
Comfort Ratio:
8.61
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.48

Notes

The RL 24 was originally developed and built in Australia. At least 500 were produced under licence in the US.
A number of different variations in the design were built including both swing and drop keel versions.
Basic history:

Mark I : The first 10 had a slight chine mark up forward due to the original plug configuration. Altogether 100 Mark I's were built.

Mark II from 1976 featured an upgraded hull finish and a heavier centerboards for better stability.

Mark III built from 1980 had a new deck with increased headroom and interior alterations.

Mark IV is more performance oriented with a fully battened main and a drop keel. (Initiated by Peter Yeomans of Sydney.)

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