The Kirby 23 sailboat was designed by Bruce Kirby and saw limited production circa 1985-1986. The hull from the very successful Sonar was modified to produce the Kirby 23 to enable it to complete in PHRF and MORC regattas. Basic modifications include the following; a galley, head, larger cabin, life lines, increased sail area, and increased rudder surface area. The boat has a PHRF rating around 178 which makes it competitive with other boats of the era such as the J/22, J/24, and S2 7.9 models.
Kirby 23 Sailboat under sail on Lake Erie.
Last modified on 21 March 2013, at 21:20