Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Vivacity 650

According to my preferences regarding appearance/aesthetics, I don’t see the Vivacity 650 as being attractive, but in practical terms she has her good points: primarily her large supportive bilge keels, easy underwater lines and commodious accommodation with two separate cabins on a 7’ 2” beam. A decent galley placed amidships to starboard and a folding chart table by the companionway to port make a lot of good sense; the galley is where there is least movement, and the chart table is where it can be seen from the cockpit.

These family friendly boats, designed primarily for day sailing and cruising, were built by Russell Marine Ltd* who were in business between 1959 and 1980. The Vivacity 650 was first built in 1970 and she was an extended version of the Vivacity 20** but with an entirely different deck and cabin trunk structure. Back in the 70s, before regular furling Genoas were common her large wardrobe of five headsails would have been useful for adjusting the sail area to suit the current wind strength.


Bermudan Masthead Sloop

LOA : 6.48m (21ft 3in)
LWL : 5.87m (19ft 3in)
Beam : 2.18m (7ft 2in)
Draft : 0.71m (2ft 4in)
Displacement : 1137kg

Other Links

Vivacity 650/Vivacity 21 - Sailboat

Vivacity 650 for Sale NW £1,650

Vivacity 650 for Sale at Ebay (Bidding expires 8th May 2015)

Vivacity 650 Sold, but good photos

Vivacity 650 Preloved Discussion Group

Vivacity 650 Boat Owner Magazine Review £6.50


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

....a little bit like a Roman nose with a mast... :o)

William Serjeant said...


Yes, I agree.


Unknown said...

Saw the vivacity 650 at Hullbridge.
Agree most of comments but think its a pretty vessel but I would do as its mine. Nice pic by the way.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

.....ooops...! :o)