Hartley Wayfarer

The Wayfarer is a high quality, hand-built, G.R.P. dinghy suitable for all the family. At just under 16 foot, this spacious dinghy can comfortably accommodate up to 6 adults.

Its excellent handling characteristics ensure that beginners quickly gain confidence and can relax and have fun sooner. More experienced sailors can enjoy club racing or the challenges of the racing circuit.

The solid G.R.P. construction, of the Mark IV, provides good stiffness, long term durability and very stylish lines. G.R.P. is easy to take care of which enables the Wayfarer to be maintained at a very high standard for many years.

The Wayfarer is a very versatile craft with a vast range of options for training, cruising and racing. It can be rigged for one purpose eg. cruising and later re-rigged to a different configuration eg. racing to meet changing need or interest.

The Cruising Wayfarer

Ideal for pottering around with the ease of a furling jib and a reef-able mainsail, it is big enough for spending a night under the stars and it can be fitted with oars, anchors or even an outboard engine to suit your cruising needs. Our boats are built to order so you can choose from a range of options to suit your intended use.

The Racing Wayfarer

Constructed with speed and agility in mind and provides an exhilarating three sail performance under spinnaker. This boat is very suitable for racing on short or long courses on inland and coastal waters. There is an active Wayfarer class association that provides a full schedule of racing events locally, nationally and internationally.

Training Wayfarer

Constructed with extra strengthening in the areas that come under high stress in sailing schools and resorts. Training boats are available in a variety of options which can include asymmetric or symmetric spinnakers or even both options in the same boat. They can have rear seats fitted or not and even a trapeze option. These boats can be fitted with masthead flotation to forestall inversion and all round bumpers to guard against bumps and scraped.

Although updated in 2008 by Phil Morrison to take full advantage of modern design, manufacturing and building techniques, the Wayfarer has an unrivalled pedigree and has been one of the worlds safest and most popular sailing dinghies since it was first designed as a an all round training, cruising and racing dinghy by Ian proctor in 1957.

Hartley Wayfarer Features

  • Over 50 years proven history.
  • It has been sailed from the UK to Scandinavia.
  • Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor.
  • Stability is the best in its field.
  • It can be left on moorings.
  • Takes up to 6 people.
  • Very easy to right by one person.
  • Righted with very little water to bail, self drain tubes and bailers drain the water.
  • 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 if all else fails.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last.

The Hartley Wayfarer 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.

Description

Hartley Wayfarer

Hartley WayfarerThe Hartley Wayfarer is a high quality, hand-built, G.R.P. dinghy suitable for all the family. At just under 16 foot, this spacious dinghy can comfortably accommodate up to 6 adults.

Its excellent handling characteristics ensure that beginners quickly gain confidence and can relax and have fun sooner. More experienced sailors can enjoy club racing or the challenges of the racing circuit.

The solid G.R.P. construction, of the Mark IV, provides good stiffness, long term durability and very stylish lines. G.R.P. is easy to take care of which enables the Wayfarer to be maintained at a very high standard for many years.

The Wayfarer is a very versatile craft with a vast range of options for training, cruising and racing. It can be rigged for one purpose eg. cruising and later re-rigged to a different configuration eg. racing to meet changing need or interest.

The Cruising Hartley Wayfarer

Asymmetric or Symmetric

The Wayfarer available with either asymmetric or symmetric spinnakers originally intended for sailing schools. The asymmetric is now available for all, providing a new dimension to this classic class (not suitable for racing).

The Design

The Wayfarer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed training dinghy. The solid construction of both its hull and deck ensures stiffness together with long term durability. With a length of just over 16 foot, this dinghy provides ample room for up to 6 people to sail in comfort. Its length, together with its excellent handling characteristics ensure that you are soon confident with the boat and leaves you to focus on having fun with the family. With options for jib furling, spinnakers and outboard motors this really is a hugely versatile craft.

Cruising Hartley Wayfarer Features

  • Over 50 years proven history.
  • It has been sailed from the UK to Scandinavia.
  • Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor.
  • Stability is the best in its field.
  • It can be left on moorings.
  • Takes up to 6 people.
  • Very easy to right by one person.
  • Righted with very little water to bail, self drain tubes and bailers drain the water.
  • 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 if all else fails.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last.

The Racing Hartley Wayfarer

The Racing Wayfarer is a high quality, hand built, high density foam sandwich GRP dinghy, constructed to ensure it’s hull and deck retain their stiffness and long term competative agility. It comes complete with racing mainsail, genoa and spinnaker, with controls: kicker, cunningham, outhail and rig tension lead back to thwart for ease of use. Slot gaskets are fitted to complete the racing package, a superb racing dinghy with plenty of optional extras to give you that competitive edge.

The Design

The Wayfarer Racer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed racing dinghy. With its high density foam sandwich construction on both its hull and deck ensure its stiffness together with long term durability.

The Racing Wayfarer is complete with racing sails, racing spinnaker, kicker, cunningham, outhaul and rig tension lead back to thwart for ease of use. Slot gasket fitted completes this racing Wayfarer package, this is a superb racing dinghy.

Racing Hartley Wayfarer Features

  • Over 50 years of great racing history.
  • Racing at every level from club to international championships.
  • Latest racing version designed by Phil Morrison.
  • Very active and accessible racing circuit.
  • Can be raced with 2 or more crew.
  • Easy to right and to sail away after a capsize even upwind.
  • Righted with very little water in, self bailers drain water rapidly.
  • Full spectrum of race upgrade options available
  • Flexible, for experienced sailors to novices.
  • Optional slab reefing and mast head buoyancy for rough weather or novice racers.
  • Strong GRP construction means she will preform well for many years.

 

The Training Hartley Wayfarer

This is where the Wayfarer excels, without doubt the best training boat ever produced, almost every training centre, sailing school and adventure sailing resort throughout the UK uses the Wayfarer. The Wayfarer is chosen by sailing centres because of it’s outstanding sailing qualities, superb handling qualities and even more importantly its stability in all weathers.

Sailing schools require training boats that can stand up to the constant use and abuse that trainees give them, time after time. The Wayfarer has a proven record of this achievement, with over 50 years in service!  The wide range of options including: roller jib furling, slab reefing, sail head buoyancy, asymmetric or/and symmetric spinnaker, rub rails, bow bumpers and even trapeze wires which give this boat huge advantages over all of it’s competition.

The new improved cockpit layout is both stylish, functional and spacious giving more area for trainers and trainees. The new design also means that the Wayfarer is much easier to right after capsize than it’s predecessors, it comes up relatively easily with only one person standing on the centreboard.  The new design also means that when righted, very little water is left in the cockpit and this water is efficiently cleared by the selfbailers once the boat gets under way.   The Wayfarer can also be anchored or left on a mooring which is another one of the outstanding features that puts this boat well ahead of all other boats in the training arena.

Training Hartley Wayfarer Features

  • Over 50 years proven history.
  • It has been sailed from the UK to Scandinavia.
  • Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor.
  • Stability is the best in its field.
  • It can be left on moorings.
  • Takes up to 6 people.
  • Very easy to right by one person.
  • Righted with very little water to bail, self drain tubes and bailers drain the water.
  • 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 if all else fails.
  • GRP construction means she will last and last

The Hartley Wayfarer 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.

You may also like…