L.O.A.: 24' 0" (7.32 m)
L.W.L.: 22' 0" (6.75 m)
Beam: 6' 10" (2.08 m)
Draft: 3' 0" (0.91 m)

Displacement: 2200 lbs. (998 kg.)
Ballast: 675 lbs. (886 kg.)
Sail area: 190 sq. ft. (17.72 m²)

Motor: outboard.
Headroom: sitting
Berths: 4
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 237

Price range: $5,000 to $7,000

    The 24 foot Shark was designed by George Hinterhoeller in 1959, and it was still in production until the late 1980s. Over the years it was built by a variety of manufacturers, although C&C made many of the Sharks in the early 1970s. (Hinterhoeller was one of the C&C founders.) Many Canadians got their first keel boat experience on a Shark, and a few people have even sailed this small boat across oceans. The boat continues to be supported by an active class association, and one of the reasons for the Shark's continued popularity is that it allows people to become involved in serious one-design racing for a fraction of the cost of many other classes. The Shark is a light boat, and it can actually get to plane with the right wind and wave conditions. Although the Shark has a lot going for it, it is still an older design which has a fairly narrow beam. As a result, the interior of the Shark isn't much larger than the average 20 footer

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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