The H in the name H-boat" came from the Greek mythology goddess Hestia.
The one-design keelboat was designed by Finnish Hans Groop in 1967.
In 1977 the class became the International stat by the ISAF.
Designer: Hans Groop, Finland
Buiding period: 1967 - now
Builder: Artekno (Finland) - Eagle Marine (Finland) - Ott Yacht (Germany) - Frauscher Boats (Austria) - Elvstrøm (Denmark) - Scanboat (Åland) - Botnia Marin (Finland) - O.L. Boats (Denmark)
Hull material: polyester (GRP = polymer fibreglass = FG)
Hull form: round bilge + fin + spade rudder
Total build: > 5000
LOA: 8,28 m
LWL: 6,30 m
Beam: 2,18 m
Sail area (max): 25 m2
Draft: 1,30 m
Displacement: 1450 kg
Ballast: 725 kg
SW handicap cijfer: 103