Shark 24

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Shark black.svg
Boat dimensions
Length above : 7.31 m
Length WL : 6.34 m
Width above sea level : 2.10 m
Draft : Keel 0.96 m / keel sword 0.55 m
Mast height : (from WL) 8.80 m
Weight (ready to sail): 953 kg
Weight (ballast, keel): 310 kg
Sail area
Mainsail : 13 m²
Jib : 7.80 m²
Genoa : 12 m²
Spinnaker : 20 m²
Rigging type: Sloop
Yardstick number : 113 (short keel),
115 (sinker keel)
Class : One-size-fits-all

The Shark 24 (own spelling: Shark24 ) is a yacht with a total length of 7.31 m and a displacement of 953 kg . It was designed around 1956 by the Austrian designer Georg Hinterhöller, who emigrated to Canada , built as a prototype with the name Teeter-Totter, went into series production in 1959 as the Shark 24 after slight modifications and was manufactured more than 2,000 times by 2019.

Technical specifications

In 1959 the Shark was one of the first boats to go into GRP series production. Due to a lack of experience in the GRP hand lay-up process, these sharks were built with a laminate that was clearly too strong. The International Shark Class Association stipulates that all newer boats must also be built with this very strong laminate so that Sharks of any age can compete on an equal footing.

In July 2000, the Shark 24 was awarded the status of a classic yacht by the then International Sailing Federation , which made it possible to host official world championships.

  • Hull speed 6.2 kn
  • Height on trailer / keel 2.60 m
  • Height on trailer / keel sword 2.25 m



The Shark 24 is characterized by its great robustness as well as its good all-round properties. Its slim shape, the wide distribution and the existence of many fleets offer the Shark 24 as a typical regatta keel yacht (it was not until 1987 that the yardstick value was subsequently reduced).

Its good space, trailerability and good stability even in bad weather make it a very popular cruising boat. Shark 24 has already crossed the Atlantic (also on the more difficult route from west to east) and the Pacific.


  • Detlef Jens: Shark 24. In: ders .: The classic yachts. Vol. 2: The plastic revolution. Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Hamburg, 2007, pp. 132–135. ISBN 978-3-7822-0945-8 .

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