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|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|
|Mainsail :||11.0 m²|
|Genoa :||10.5 m²|
|Spinnaker :||29 m²|
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- The foot rail was originally made from teak.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.
- according to Stöberl Sailing , May 2007