Original General Specification

(as purchased in 1998)

2000 “ADAT” (Kelt-39) at Hayling Yacht Co. for her first Winter Refit

  Flagship of the range and described as the “Citroën of the Seas” because of its unusual design, a Class 1, Kelt 39 named ADAT, LOA 11·6 M, LWL 10.7 M, Beam 4 M built in 1986 by Kelt Industries Nautiques, Vannes, France.
Designed for ocean passages by Gilles Vaton (Architect Designer of numerous Maxis) and tested in La Trinité-sur-Mer, Brittany.
Consisting of GRP sandwich construction with a “Dolphin” nose.
Berths - 10 (4 doubles in 4 cabins with the forward guest cabin having a 600 * 600 Deck hatch), lifting keel Centerboard Bermuda sloop with cast iron ballast plate under and Sugar-scoop stern.
Speeds in excess of 12.5 knots (limit of original Speed Display) under sail have been achieved and over 8 knots under engine.
Fuel capacity is 135 litres in a stainless steel tank and Water 360 litres again in multiple stainless steel tanks.
Displacement 7 Tons (7000 kg) with a Sail area 800 sq. ft (75 sq. M), Draft of 0·7 M to 2·2 M and beam of 4 M.
The Keel weighs 800 pounds (360 Kg) is constructed of foam-filled GRP mouldings bonded around a steel frame and before the design was approved the vessel was tested by running on to the rocks at 2, 3, 5 & 6 knots resulting in no changes required to either keel or hull design.
The motif is taken from the Starboard Bow of Adat and is complemented with additional flowing lines leading Aft along each side.  The motive originally represented “ADAT” via the grey central Mainsail (“A”), Genoa (“D”) of the Bow Motif and alas no longer, “A” & “T” as waves.  These are still shown on the Saloon Oval Motif.

Official Kelt Logo

Saloon Oval Motif

Close-up showing the A” & “T” as waves

Stern Emblems (Side “Flowing Lines”)

Other Features (as purchased)

  • An iron shod propeller skeg, Twin low aspect semi-balanced spade rudders and vestigial bilge Skegs cast integrally with the ballast plate (either side of Mast) enable the yacht to take the ground
  • Original fittings by Goiot, later by Harken and Barton
  • Winches - 6 Lewmar 2 speed in the cockpit with 16 Spinlock XT clutches (8 each side of the Entrance hatch) leading all rigging to the safety of the cockpit
  • Mainsail reefing is Luff/Leech (cockpit controlled) but can still be undertaken at the Gooseneck
  • Leather covered 6 spoke aluminium Steering wheel
  • Storm Jib (Solent) flown from Baby stay
  • Deck mounted Solar Cells (2)
  • Saloon seats 8 around a double Gate-leg Table covering the soundproofed engine
  • Wash Hand basin in starboard Owner’s cabin (pressurised hot & cold)
  • Double sinks in Galley with hot, cold, filtered water (all pressurised) and sea water, all also supplied by Foot pumps should power fail
  • Central Heads with hot & cold to sink and separate hot & cold to shower again all pressurised
  • Cooker, 3 ring with Grill and Oven
  • Thermostatically controlled Fridge (with boost fan)
  • Engine - Yanmar 4JHE 44 hp, 4 cylinder diesel with full 360° and overhead access, situated under Saloon Table
  • Electric Auto bilge pump in Engine bay, Electric bilge pumps to Port & Starboard cabins, Electric shower pump
  • Cockpit Manual bilge pump with extra long feed under Galley floor to reach all cabins (should power fail)
  • Fire extinguishers in all cabins (Auto in Engine bay)
  • Side cabins each have an opening deck hatch & side port, the Heads has one small opening deck hatch, the Galley has one opening port and the Aft berth has an opening port each side of the transom
  • ADAT is fitted with a Kenwood Stereo system comprising AM/FM radio with auto cassette tape and remote control, Power Amplifier, 10 CD Auto Changer, original shelf mounted speakers (each side, aft) and purpose designed reverse mounted Base and forward mounted Treble speakers again each side, the Base speakers are accessible from waterproof covers in the Cockpit
  • Webasto 3·5 kW Central Heating to all cabins with ambient (from below water level) air cooling
  • Raymarine ST7002 Autohelm at Navigation station with linear drive electric ram
  • All of the extensive interior timber is either Teak, Oak or Elm
  • Purchased in 1998 and currently owned by a syndicate of 3 Skippers
  • ADAT is SSR registered (105822) and has a registered Call Sign (MMMY8)
  • She is also registered with MRSC Solent (with Photo) and Hampshire Constabulary (Project Kraken)
  • She has a purpose designed “ADAT” insignia on Starboard Bow Hull above water line with complementing flowing designs aft each side
  • Her Tender is an Excel Dinghy (SD-260) with a Tohatsu 3.5 Hp Outboard
  • Latest Survey from Hall Marine Surveys

All natural Timber below

Main Speaker Enclosures

Brunton Autoprop Propeller (very early version)

Solar Panels (one each side of Mast)