Hartley Wanderer

The 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, who 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. Ease of maintenance means that this dinghy can be kept at a high standard for many years.

The 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 for example.

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.

The Wanderer was redesigned by Phil Morrison and re-launched by Hartley Boats 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 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.

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.

Description

Hartley Wanderer

Hartley WandererThe 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, who 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. Ease of maintenance means that this dinghy can be kept at a high standard for many years.

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 for example.

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.

The Wanderer was redesigned by Phil Morrison and re-launched by Hartley Boats 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.

The Cruising Hartley Wanderer

The Wanderer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed training 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 sailors 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 training is easy as the boat comes upright with very little effort, water is then extracted through the twin self bailers.

Cruising Hartley Wanderer Features

  • 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 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.

Racing Hartley Wanderer Features

  • 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 Training Hartley Wanderer

This is where the Hartley Wanderer comes in to its own, as with its larger parent the Wayfarer, its outstanding sailing advantages, its roomy cockpit and with its superb handling qualities, and more importantly its stability in all weathers.

The requirement for training schools to have a boat that can stand up to the rigours of time and hard constant use is matched with this boat.

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.

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 Design

The Hartley Wanderer Trainer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed training 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 sailers 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 training is easy as the boat comes upright with very little effort, water is then extracted through the twin self bailers.

Training Hartley Wanderer Features

  • 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 pads.
  • Ideal for use with outboard motor. Can be rowed.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last.

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.

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