Read about the Fairey Fulmar design, the smaller, single keel member of the Atalanta family. See brochures and details of the design and also how to get the best from the boat. At the bottom of this page is a collection of photographs of the class.
You may also be interested to see these other pages about the Fulmar.

Fulmar Register Register and Boat Histories
AOA Documents & Drawings
Fulmars For Sale

Fulmar Specification

  • Approximately 60 boats produced
  • Length 20′
  • Beam 7’9″
  • Draught 1′ – 5’9″
  • Mainsail 119 sq. ft
  • Foresail 85 sq. ft
  • Genoa 112 sq. ft
  • Inboard/Outboard engine
  • Single drop keel weight 475lbs, is winched by hand
  • Lifting rudder
  • Displacement 2000lbs
  • Sleeps 4 in one cabin

Original Brochures

Have you got a Fulmar Brochure you could scan to go here?
The Webmaster would be grateful to receive it.

The need for a smaller and cheaper sailing cruiser of similar construction to the Atalanta 26 was met by the production of the 20ft overall Fulmar. She originally sold for £935 with sails but no engine in 1959. A new hull shape and layout were devised which had no after cabin. The clever internal design gives two full sized berths and two quarter berths under the cockpit seats.

Adequate stability is achieved with a single lifting keel mounted on the centre line where the main bulkhead supports the mast overhead. The keel and lifting mechanism are a copy of the port keel assembly on the Atalanta 26, with a weight of 600 lbs.

The Fulmar is easily handled and a good sea boat. With a displacement of only 2000lb, trailing and launching are comparatively easy. Engines are either an inboard engine located under the cockpit sole or an outboard engine on the stern.

0

Fairey Marine tenders for Atalantas

There are three Fairey Marine tenders to complement the Atalanta series of yachts. The Dinky This is an 8 ft long dinghy. Constructed in the same way as the Atalanta, hot mouldedRead More...
By : AOA | Feb 14, 2017

Fulmar – a one-legged Atalanta

The need for a smaller and cheaper sailing cruiser of similar construction to the Atalanta 26 was met by the production of the 20ft overall Fulmar. The cut-away diagram in Fig. 5Read More...
By : meleager | Feb 1, 1959

Fairey Hot Moulding – How and Why?

The first hot moulded hulls were in Fireflies and consisted of three layers of 1/16″ resin bonded birchwood ply. This construction was not entirely satisfactory because the outer layers had to beRead More...
By : meleager | Aug 1, 1946
and possible photo gallery