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 also relax and have fun sooner. Meanwhile 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 also 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. In short, it can be rigged for one purpose and later re-rigged to meet your changing needs.
Asymmetric or Symmetric
The Wayfarer available with either asymmetric or symmetric (conventional) spinnakers. Originally intended for sailing schools the asymmetric spinnaker option is now available for all. It provides an exciting new dimension to this classic class. Asymmetric spinnakers are great fun and also very easy to use. They offer a great alternative for training and cruising and at club level you may be able to use an asymmetric spinnaker for local racing but they are not yet class legal for championship racing events.
Hartley Wayfarer Features
- Over 50 years proven history
- Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor
- Stability is the best in its field
- Leave 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. Rowable if all else fails
- GRP construction means she will last and last
- Length – 4.82m
- Beam – 1.85m
- Hull weight – 183kg
- Max, Carrying Capacity – 6 People
- Main sail Area – 8.83m2
- Jib sail Area – 2.79m2
- Genoa sail Area – 4.27m2
- Spinnaker Area – 13.5m2
- PN Rating 1101
The Racing Hartley Wayfarer
The Racing Wayfarer is 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.
The Cruising Hartley Wayfarer
The Cruising Wayfarer is 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 Training Hartley Wayfarer
Training Wayfarers are 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. Also fit them out 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 an all round training, cruising and racing dinghy by Ian proctor in 1957.
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.
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.