Condor 55

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Boat dimensions
Length above : 5.59 m
Length WL : 5.0 m
Width above sea level : 2.24 m
Draft : 0.35 - 1.10 m
Mast height : 8.65 m
Weight (ready to sail): ≈ 950 kg
Weight (ballast, keel): 200/278 kg
Sail area
Mainsail : 11.0 m²
Genoa : 10.5 m²
Spinnaker : 29 m²
Rigging type: Sloop

The Condor 55 is a small, trailerable sailing yacht based on a design by the engineer Helmut Stöberl.

The small cruiser was manufactured by the Klepper shipyard in Rosenheim from 1974 . In the meantime (until 2012) it was built by the Albatros shipyard in Rottweil, Zimmer. Its designer Helmut Stöberl designed a number of other well-known sailing boats, including the Condor variants 8, 9, 70 and 80, as well as Monas , Dyas and Trias .

Versions and construction

The Condor 55 is offered with a lifting or swivel keel . While a crank on the mast base is used to raise and lower the keel in the lifting keel variant , the swivel keel can be operated from the cockpit. The lifting keel variant is said to have the potential to sail higher up the wind .

The lifting keelers were initially built with a ballast portion of 200 kg. After the capsize safety was criticized in a test by the magazine Yacht (issue 19/1977) , the keel weight was increased by 78 kg. A subsequent test ( Yacht , Issue 5/1978) confirmed that the problem had been resolved.

Modifications during production

The following modifications to the Condor 55 during production are known:

  • The hatch to the companionway to the cabin was initially designed as a folding hatch; this enables it to be raised parallel to the cabin roof. This was later expanded to include a locking option. Current models have a sliding hatch.
  • In the first models, the plug-in bulkhead was made of wood, later plexiglass was used for this .
  • The foot rail was originally made from teak. On newer models, it is a molded part of the deck.
  • The cabin height has been 119/124 cm for years (cabin floor to cabin ceiling / cabin floor to folding hatch). This distance has been increased for new models.
  • at the time of production by the Albatros shipyard, the shape of the hull was also changed. It became less voluminous at the front to reduce the pounding.

Individual proof

  1. according to Stöberl Sailing , May 2007

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