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Vivacity 24

Brief details


Russell Marine

A solidly built small cruiser offering remarkably good and well laid out accommodation for her size. Most commonly seen as an outboard-powered twin-keeler


24' 0"

Sail area

255 sq ft


21' 3"




8' 0"




2' 6" bilge keels or 3' 8" fin keel




4,200 lbs


normally outboard - occasionally inboard engined


1,750 lbs


8 - 10

Keel type

Twin bilge keels or fin keel & skeg-hung rudder

Vivacity 24

Alan Hill, designer of the popular Trident 24, designed the Vivacity 24 for Russell Marine in 1969, with the aim of providing better accommodation in a higher-volume hull. They had a long production run into the early 1980s. They offer good accommodation for the size, with about 5' 7" maximum headroom in the saloon. They were built in fin keel and bilge keel versions, though bilge-keelers were by far the more popular. Originally designed for outboard power, a few had inboard engines fitted.

"Yachting Monthly" described the Vivacity 24 as ".... a genuine family coastal cruising boat with reasonable cruising performance, good seakeeping and some nice safety features"

Vivacity 24
Vivacity 24

Vivacity 24

The amount of accommodation is maximised by having a virtually full-width coachroof. The bilge keels are GRP with encapsulated ballast

The saloon has a dinette to starboard, with a table which drops to create a smallish double berth. Opposite this is the galley, with a moulded unit containing space for the cooker, a sink, and a fairly large icebox. Aft of the galley is a deep quarterberth, here packed full of storage boxes. The interior has a neat moulded headlining.

A louvred door separates the saloon from the heads and forecabin, although constraints of space dictate that there is no second door between heads and the vee/double berth in the forepeak

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Seen here with the tiller removed, the cockpit is spacious, with good lockers and a proper well aft for the outboard

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