Hartley Gull

The Gull is a delightful dinghy to sail and to manage both on and off the water. The design and layout make this a very forgiving boat that is ideally suited for beginners, yet it is still lively, and responsive, enough to give the more experienced sailor plenty of fun and excitement.

The upgrading of the Gull design means that this dinghy is just as suited to pottering up a secluded back creek as it is in open water. The versatility of the Gull allows you to sail single handed or fully crewed, it has a safety rating and room for up to four on board. The superb manageability when first sailing the Gull will quickly boost your confidence and encourage you to become more adventurous. Very soon you will be heading out in more challenging conditions or enjoying the delights of spinnaker sailing, confident in the knowledge that this lovely little dinghy can handle it all.

Cruising Hartley Gull Features

  • original Ian Proctor design masterfully updated by Phil Morrison
  • A beautiful boat built to last.
  • A craft equally at home on the sea or on inland waters
  • Stability, nothing better in this size and type of craft.
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness, a joy to sail.
  • Room for four yet manageable by one
  • Very easy to right by one person.
  • Firm favourite with beginners.
  • Rear storage locker and seats all around
  • Superb for single handed sailing.
  • Easy to be towed by small cars and launched by one person.
  • Ideal for use with outboard motor. Can be rowed easily.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last.

The Hartley Gull is available in a number of set-up options, please go to the official site www.hartleyboats.com to see the full range of options. We are here to help too, feel free to get in touch and we can help with pricing and details, please call +852 2827 5876 or use our contact page.

Description

Hartley Gull

Hartley GullThe Hartley Gull is a delightful dinghy to sail and to manage both on and off the water. The design and layout make this a very forgiving boat that is ideally suited for beginners, yet it is still lively, and responsive, enough to give the more experienced sailor plenty of fun and excitement.

The upgrading of the Hartley Gull design means that this dinghy is just as suited to pottering up a secluded back creek as it is in open water. The versatility of the Gull allows you to sail single handed or fully crewed, it has a safety rating and room for up to four on board. The superb manageability when first sailing the Hartley Gull will quickly boost your confidence and encourage you to become more adventurous. Very soon you will be heading out in more challenging conditions or enjoying the delights of spinnaker sailing, confident in the knowledge that this lovely little dinghy can handle it all.

The skilled craftsmen in Hartley Boats use modern expertise, in glass-fibre and polyester resin laminate construction (GRP), to manufacture these classic dinghies that were originally designed by Ian proctor in 1956. The incorporation of new technology and deck hardware ensures that the new Gulls are very easy to use and equally easy to maintain. The high quality GRP hard wearing finish means that, even with a minimum of care, your Gull will look and function beautifully for years to come.

Optional head buoyancy, easy reefing systems and ample built-in storage space make the Hartley Gull ideal for cruising, training and day sailing. An outboard engine and a set of oars can be used to provide alternative propulsion. The relatively small size and weight of the Gull (3.35m & 88kg), make it easy to launch and recover single handed and towing is quite manageable behind a small family car.

Cruising Hartley Gull Features

  • original Ian Proctor design masterfully updated by Phil Morrison
  • A beautiful boat built to last.
  • A craft equally at home on the sea or on inland waters
  • Stability, nothing better in this size and type of craft.
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness, a joy to sail.
  • Room for four yet manageable by one
  • Very easy to right by one person.
  • Firm favourite with beginners.
  • Rear storage locker and seats all around
  • Superb for single handed sailing.
  • Easy to be towed by small cars and launched by one person.
  • Ideal for use with outboard motor. Can be rowed easily.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last.

The Training Hartley Gull

The Gull is ideal as a training boat is used by many training schools throughout the UK. The Gull is easy to sail, handles well in light and heavy winds. The boat is very forgiving which allows newcomers to learn and get confidence in order to progress without getting wet all the time even when out in heavy winds. The high boom position makes it more comfortable for getting under during tacking and gybing manoeuvres.

Its spinnaker is an ideal size for the beginner and with optional roller reefing jib, slab reefing main, and buoyancy head pad, gives this boat the flexibility to be sailed single handed.

It’s capacity to take up to 4 people makes this boat a popular choice, and with over 50 years proven record we are proud that this boat is the best in its field.

The GPR construction means the boat will last and take the wear and tear of many people sailing her. While accidental damage can be easily fixed, mean the return on your investment is assured.

The Training Hartley GullFeatures

  • Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor.
  • Handling and stability one of the best in its field.
  • It can be left on moorings.
  • Takes up to 4 people.
  • Very east to right by one person.
  • Righted with very little water to bail, self drain tubes and bailers drain the water.
  • Sensitive and responsive.
  • Easily towed by a small car and can be launched by just one person.
  • Optional removable rear locker will take an outboard motor.
  • Flexible, for experienced sailors to novices.
  • Optional slab reefing, head buoyancy only pads.
  • Ideal for use with outboard motor. Can be rowed.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last.

The Design

The Gull is ideal as a cruising boat and is used by many training schools throughout the UK. The Gull is easy to sail and handles well in light or heavy winds. The boat is very forgiving which allows newcomers to learn and get confidence in order to progress without getting wet all the time when out in heavy winds.

Its spinnaker is an ideal size for the beginner and with optional roller reefing jib, slab reefing main, and buoyancy head pad, gives this boat the flexibility to be sailed single handed.

It’s capacity to take up to 4 people makes this boat a popular choice, and with over 50 years proven record we are proud that this boat is the best in its field.

The GPR construction means the boat will last and take the wear and tear of many people sailing her. While accidental damage can be easily fixed, mean the return on your investment is assured.

The Hartley Gull is available in a number of setup options, please go to the official site www.hartleyboats.com to see the full range of options. We are here to help too, feel free to get in touch and we can help with pricing and details, please call +852 2827 5876 or use our contact page.

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