Kingfisher 20 Overview
20 (Mk1) 1959 to 1959. Sail
1 to c.6
Keels moulded out of fibreglass as part of the hull. Transom hung rudder, large transom locker, engine well with removable seat sited at aft end of cockpit, fore hatch on the fore deck
20 (Mk2) 1959 to 1967. Sail
Numbers c.6 to 267
Cast Iron keels. Later versions housed the engine in the transom locker using a pivot method similar to the 20+. Otherwise as per the K20 (Mk1).
20 Fin Keel. Year and Sail
One produced and exported to Scandinavia. Any information on the keel design would be gratefully received.
20+ 1967 to 1978. Sail
Numbers 268 to 464
Rudder shaft inboard through the transom, engine on swivel mechanism within the transom locker, hinged fore hatch located on fore cabin roof. There is also a long cockpit version primarily designed for the American market. Pictures can be found in the K20+ Technical section. Extra 70lbs of weight.
20+JR 1975 to 1978. Sail Numbers as K20+ but with JR at
the end of the number. Sail number. 414JR is the oldest member number, 412JR
being the earliest I'm currently aware of.
As 20+ but junk rigged. Fore hatch back on fore deck because mast stepped though the fore cabin roof. Came with either standard windows or portholes.
Kingfisher 22 1978 to 1981. Sail
Numbers 465 to x
This is identical to the K20+ except for a change in appearance when marketed by Kingfisher Yachts. The renaming to K22 was directly related to the boat length of 21'7" . This model was listed in the P.B.O. guide to yachts in 1978 as the Hasler Kingfisher 22. Click here for artists impression.
Kingfisher 22JR 1978 to 1981. Sail Numbers as K22 but with JR at the end of the number. Last sail number I'm aware of is 467JR.