RL 24 MK VI, 1982, Kentucky Lake, Kentucky, $5,700, sold 9/15/08

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1982 RL 24 MK VI

  • On the water and ready to sail. This rare sailboat is in a slip on the northern part of Kentucky Lake. Slip may also be available for around $1200 per year. Very nice, secure facilities with bathhouses, laundry, small shop, wireless Internet, clubhouse and an awesome view. The Kentucky Lake sailing club and most of its members are also in the area. Folks from, Memphis, Evansville, St. Louis and many other places keep sailboats at this marina. It's a relaxing time all around among great people. This is a high performance, competitive boat for racing PHRF 174 in 2006 book, ideal for luxurious day sailing and very comfortable for longer cruising trips, sleeps four.


  • Rigging, covers and Sails: Main & 2 or 3 jib sails (including storm sail)
  • Swing keel
  • Heavy duty Galvanized trailer w/ stabilizer bar and spare tire
  • Enclosed (portable) toilet with curtain divider for privacy
  • Magma Propane grill (outside :: removable) w/ cover
  • Blue cushions :: all have been reupholstered and are in excellent condition
  • 9.9 Evinrude outboard motor w/ two external tanks (3 gallons each) + extra tank and fill hose
  • The RL24 is a remarkable and popular trailer sailer designed in Queensland by Rob Legg. A number of RL24 have also been built in Western Australia. They were also built under license in Minnesota, USA.

    This craft offers outstanding performance, easy launching, retrieving and rigging and particularly for the boating family the RL24 has many safety features and is the winner of the Good Design Award. The award features include simplicity of rigging, self-righting and buoyancy, ease of launching, main and forward cockpits, performance and comfort, unique motor well, and maintenance free hand-laid fiberglass construction.

    The craft comfortably sleeps four people. Its interiors are open and clear of unnecessary bulkheads making it highly comfortable to provide comfortable living. The mid-ship toilet, galley and icebox areas are convenient and the cabin can be subdivided.

    The design and various safety features of the RL24 lead it to win the Good Design Award. The RL24 is easy to sail solo for a beginner and also satisfies the senses of an accomplished sailor. She is loaded with features yet economical to purchase and affordable to own.

    More specific details

  • Rigged for single handed sailing w/ included tiller tamer
  • Draws only 12" of water with keel raised :: so, it can be launched almost anywhere
  • Large cockpit :: comfortably fits four large adults
  • Sufficient built-in buoyancy to stay afloat even if filled with water
  • Large V-berth at front (6'10" long) ideal for sleeping two tall people
  • Two quarter berths are over 6' long
  • Unique front removable hatch with wide opening :: ideal for taller sailer(s)
  • Custom screens for front hatch and main door
  • Well sealed :: doesn't leak a drop
  • Drop leaf 5' wooden table that runs the length of the boat
  • Front Anchor and rope in anchor compartment
  • VHF Marine Radio
  • Digital Depth Gauge w/ Alarm
  • Waterproof maps of northern Kentucky Lake
  • Wired for electricity with battery reserve, battery guage, inverter and inside lights
  • Onboard battery charger with heavy duty insulated power cable for shore connection
  • Full safety equipment including life jackets, horn, flares, fire extinguisher and lights
  • Large internal and external storage compartments and cushioned rails for storage
  • Extras - cockpit cushions that double as throwable (PFD's) personal flotation devices, fenders, paddle, swim ladder, cockpit drink holders… In total, approximately 500 RL24 were built. This sailboat was built in 1982 and has been well maintained.

    RL 24 Class Specifications

  • Overall Length 24'
  • Length at Waterline 19'6"
  • Beam 7'4"
  • Displacement 1750 lbs
  • Ballast 340 lbs
  • Min. Draft 12"
  • Max. Draft 4'3"
  • Sail Area 216 sq. ft

    RL24 Class History

  • 1972 Developed by Robb Legg
  • 1973 First production of the Mark I. In total 100 were made
  • 1976 Mark II introduced with hull and centerboard changes
  • 1980 Mark III introduced with interior changes
  • Mark IV designed with racing in mind is a faster boat designed primarily for racing with a fully batterned main and a drop keel and was instigated by Peter Yeomans of Sydney in his third RL24

    Currently registered and insured.

    Trailer included

    It sold! Thanks,
    Kentucky Lake, Kentucky

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