The Hartley Wanderer is a high quality hand-built G.R.P. sailing dinghy suitable for all the family. At 4.27m (14 foot), this delightful dinghy can easily be sailed single handed, it also handles very nicely with a crew of two and can safely accommodate up to 4.
It’s excellent handling characteristics ensure that beginners can gain confidence quickly. The Wanderer Class Association has an active racing and social calendar for those who are up for a challenge, want to improve their sailing or just enjoy the buzz of the racing scene.
The solid G.R.P. construction of the Wanderer provides good stiffness, long term durability and very stylish lines. G.R.P. is easy to take care of. In addition, ease of maintenance means that this dinghy will keep a high standard for many years.
A Multi Use Boat
The Hartley Wanderer is a very versatile craft with a range of options for training, cruising and racing. You can begin by rigging it for one purpose, such as training or racing and later, should your needs change, you can simply re-rig it for cruising.
So if you fancy pottering around with the ease of a furling Genoa or you would like the idea of having oars or even an outboard engine on board then the cruising Wanderer is the one for you.
On the other-hand if you prefer the excitement of racing, catching a breath-taking ride downwind under spinnaker with the wind and spray in your hair, then the racing model is probably the better Wanderer for you.
Phil Morrison redesigned the Wanderer and Hartley Boats re-launched it in 2008. It is now a very attractive and easy to manage craft that gives you the full advantage of modern dinghy design and boat building techniques. The Hartley Wanderer has an excellent pedigree and has been a very safe and popular sailing dinghy ever since it first came on the sailing scene in 1981.
Hartley Wanderer Features
- Created by one of the world’s best designers, Ian Proctor
- Handling and stability one of the best in its field
- Leave it 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 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. Rowable too
- GRP construction means she will last and last
- Length 4.27m
- Beam 1.75m
- Draft 1.09m
- Weight 129.5 kg
- Sail Area Main & Genoa 10.68msq
- Spinnaker 9.94 msq
- Portsmouth No: 1144
- 2 Side Tanks, 1 Forward Tank, 1 Aft Tank
The Racing Hartley Wanderer
The Hartley Wanderer Racer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed racing dinghy. The GRP construction on both its hull and deck ensures stiffness together with increased long term durability.
This 14 foot dinghy has excellent handling characteristics which help to ensures that even new racers are soon confident with the boat. With a total hull weight of under 130kg, handling the boat in and out of the water is easy. Capsize recovery is easy as the boat comes upright with very little effort, water is then extracted through the twin self bailers.
The Training Hartley Wanderer
This is where the Hartley Wanderer comes in to its own. Similarly to its larger parent, the Wayfarer, it boasts outstanding sailing advantages, a roomy cockpit and superb handling qualities. Most importantly, amazing stability in all weathers.
This boat matches the requirements for training schools to have a boat that can stand up to the rigours of time and hard constant use.
The options of roller reef jib, slab reefing, head sail buoyancy, asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker together with removable rear storage tank give this boat an advantage over its competition.
Further, the recent changes include a new stylish cockpit, a boat that can be righted by one person. When righted has very little water left, bailers only are needed to clear the remaining water. The wanderer is one of the few boats that can be left on a mooring.
The new Wanderer is now a good runner up behind the Wayfarer for training purposes.
The Hartley Wanderer 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.