Hartley Kestrel Cruising
The Hartley Kestrel Cruiser is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed cruising dinghy. The high density foam sandwich construction on both its hull and deck ensures stiffness together with long term durability. This 15 foot 7 inch dinghy is suitable for up to 4 people. Its length, together with its excellent handling characteristics ensures that newcomers are soon confident with the boat. With a total hull weight of just 120kg, handling the boat in and out of the water is easy.
Hartley Kestrel Racing
The Kestrel Racer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed racing dinghy. The high density foam sandwich construction on both its hull and deck ensures stiffness together with long term durability. This 15 foot 7 inch racing dinghy has excellent handling characteristics which help to ensure new sailors are soon confident with the boat.
With a total hull weight of just 120kg, handling the boat in and out of the water is easy. The Kestrel is not easy to capsize, but should this occur the boat comes upright with very little effort. Water is then extracted through twin bailers.
Included comes a full set of racing sails, racing spinnaker, mast ram, slot gasket with all control lines lead back to the thwart for ease of use.
Hartley Kestrel Features
- Over 50 years proven history.
- Ideal for sailing inland on water or sea.
- Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor.
- Easy to handle in or out of the water.
- Boat built to last.
- Takes up to 3 people.
- Very easy to right by one person.
- Challenging with outstanding performance.
- Flexible, for experienced sailors to novices.
- Easy to handle spinnaker.
- Ideal for use with outboard motor. Can be rowed if all else fails.
- GRP construction means she will last and last.
Every Kestrel is hand built by Hartley Boat’s skilled workforce, the result is that every Kestrel is built to high standards and has excellent finishes.
Every Kestrel is built to your own exact specification. This can start with the choice of hull colours and may include extra reinforcement for training groups or extra location points for cruising storage tie downs.
The secret to building a good Kestrel is to find out how it is to be used and then to use the experience Hartley Boat’s have gained over many years to give a custom built product.
The boat is all glass fibre and polyester resin construction, with un-directional glass cloth and with internal stiffening ribbed structure, accidents, bumps, and damages are easy to repair when using glass fibre construction and most importantly are hard wearing and will give longevity to the boat.
The Hartley Kestrel 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.