Feeling 850

This light-displacement Philippe Briand design was produced in Racing,
Club and Cruising versions. Launched in 1985, the Cruising model sports an
airy, open-plan interior with light-coloured elm joinery. There are berths
for six, a good galley and a reasonably sized chart table, but very limited
stowage. A relatively large, comfortable cockpit and sugar-scoop bathing
platform both enhance her appeal as a family cruiser. Her rig is much cut
down from the sportier versions, but she is still a reasonable performer.
A good starter boat for a family of four, she is at her best daysailing rather
than offshore cruising. There is a lifting keel option, which reduces her
draught to 3ft 1in (90cm).


LOA 8.5m (27ft 10in) LWL 7.5m (24ft 5in) Beam 3.2m (10ft 4in) Draught 1.7m (5ft 6in)
Displacement 2,800kg (6,160lb) YM test report April 1985