Network Yacht Brokers Kent
Another boat sold by
Network Yacht Brokers
  • Manufacturer: Kelt
  • Location: Chatham
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 28'4" (8.64m)
  • Beam: 10' 2'' (3.10m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.6
  • ID no.: 38201
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 240 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 25 Litres

Broker Remarks

1985 Kelt 850 £13,500
The Kelt 850 is a great family coastal cruising yacht, this example has excellent equipment included and has been well maintained including new standing and running rigging in 2017, new batteries in 2017. Lifting keel was sandblasted and to bare metal and re-epoxyed in 2017  This particular yacht benefits from the lifting keel which is great for the East Coast. Her owner is giving up sailing due to time constraints.  She was antifouled in March 2019 so is ready for the current season.2015 Survey report available upon request.


The Kelt 8.50 is a complete "Tardis" She is roomy, beamy and very well laid out below. She was designed by Patrick Roseo who took advantage of the high-volume hull. She is open plan layout with a U-Shaped partial bulkhead separating the raised forward double bunk from the main living area. This provides a comfortable and spacious seating area around 3-sides of the saloon.

The keel case is mostly hidden by a wooden double-leaved folding table. Thanks to the short coachroof and flush foredeck, headroom forward of the galley is over 5', but there is 6' plus headroom in the galley and heads. The double aft cabin is large and roomy. She has lots of natural light is provided from the three opening portholes.

There is a large hanging locker as you enter and excellent below bunk stowage. Stowage throughout the boat is good due to the lack of interior hull mouldings taking up valuable space. Ergonomic galley area with gas-fuelled oven with burners, stainless steel sink, work surfaces and a coolbox Large heads compartment with wash hand basin and sea toilet. The interior is attractively finished in wood panelling with comfortable cushions throughout.

Mechanical and Rigging

Spars and Sails

Fractional sloop rig. Silver anodised aluminium keel stepped mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging new 2017. Terylene running rigging new 2017.Single line slab reefing to mainsail with lazyjacks and zipped cover new in 2018. Plastimo headsail furling system. Spinlock jammers. Rigging last tuned 2019 by Medway Slings.


  • 2 x Lewmar primary sheet winches,
  • 2 x Lewmar halyard winches.


  • Mainsail - refurbished by Northrop Sails winter 2018
  • Furling Genoa  - refurbished with new UV strip by Northrop Sails winter 2018.
Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway stairs is a Yanmar 2GM20 18HP diesel with raw water cooled diesel engine. It was last serviced in winter of 2018 by Sampson Marine. Engine mounts were replaced in 2018, new diesel pump fitted in 2017, Gearbox was re-built and refurbished in winter 2018  500 Litre fuel tank. It has a shaft drive to a 2 blade folding bronze prop. Cutlass bearing was changed in March 2019.

Electrical Systems
Two 12v batteries in two banks, 1 x domestic and 1 x engine charging via engine alternator and mains battery charger via 240V shore power system. Batteries were new in 2017/18. Galvanic isolator fitted March 2019


Deck Equipment
  • Anchor with chain and warp.
  • Zipped mainsail cover in blue with lazyjacks.
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit dodgers
  • Four mooring warps.
  • Six fenders.
  • Beaching legs
Navigation Equipment
  • Compass
  • VHF Radio - Standard Horizon DSC
  • Wind System
  • Tridata- log, speed and depth - Raymarine
  • Chartplotter & GPS Lowrance
Safety Equipment
  • 1 x Fire Extinguisher
  • 1 x Liferaft 4 man - may need a service
  • 1 x Horseshoe

Built by Kelt Yachts, France in 1985. White grp hull with blue style stripes. White g.r.p. coachroof with moulded non-skid decks. Cast iron lifting keel. Tiller steering to balanced spade type rudder. Self-draining cockpit. Sugar scoop type transom. Stainless steel rails and guard wires. Bow roller. New windows were fitted in 2018.

Click here to view similar boats for sale. Finance Calculator

Contact NYB Kent

Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers Kent offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.