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Feeling 326

Builder

Kirie, Les Sables d'Olonne, France

LOA

32' 6"

Sail area

587 sq ft

Brief details

LWL

27' 2"

Rig

sloop

A fast, elegant and comfortable fast cruiser, with very modern styling, the Feeling 326 is very attractively fitted out, most having light ash interior joinery. With large coachroof windows, this light finished interior is very bright and attractive. Some boats had elm interior timber as an option. Quite a number of Feeling 326s were sold in the USA as well as in Europe.


* Draught - it is believed there were also shallow fin versions built - details unknown.
These, and the centreboard versions, may have different displacement and ballast figures.

Beam

11' 1"

Cabins

Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin

Draught

5' 5" fin keel or 2' 2" to 5' 3" centreboard version *

Berths

6/7

Displacement

8,600 lbs *

Engine

Volvo or Yanmar diesel

Ballast

2,890 lbs *

BHP

usually 18

Keel type

Lead fin keel with spade rudder or centreboard option

Feeling 326

The Kirie boatyard at Les Sables d'Olonne was founded in 1912 by the Kirie family, originally as a wooden boatbuilder, mainly of motor boats. They launched the 'Feeling' series of production GRP yachts in 1980, and various Feeling models were still in production until around 2010, although the company had several changes of ownership, firstly becoming part of Kelt Yachts, and later being owned by Alliaura, builders of the Privilege catamaran range. Feeling were one of the few boat marques to offer drop keel options on most of their range. In 2012 Alliaura went into administration.

The Feeling 326 was built from 1988 onwards, and was designed by Gilles Vaton. The interior layout has a double berthed forecabin, a light and airy saloon, and a good heads compartment, plus a double aftcabin.

The centreboard version had a lifting centreplate housed when lifted under the saloon table, and lowering through a vestigial stub keel, with a shorter, wider rudder blade.

Feeling 326
Feeling 326

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Feelings are instantly recognisable by their trademark boot-top stripe with the word FEELING and matching code flags.

 

Feeling 326

Looking aft in the saloon, the heads is aft of the galley. The aft cabin (photo below) is behind the chart table

Feeling 326

The diesel has good engine access - the yacht illustrated had a Volvo engine but some boats were fitted with Yanmars

Feeling 326

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Left and below: brochure photos showing Feeling 326 under sail, and the alternative elm interior finish

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