Hartley Boats the fastest growing boat building company in the UK
Welcome to Hartley Boats a company that specialises in quality laminating and boat building. We are the fastest growing boat builder in the UK, producing fine fleets of Supernova, Wayfarer, Kestral, Osprey, Gull, Wanderer, Hartley 10, Hartley 12, Hartley 12.2, Rebel Skiffs and Byte dinghies.
Kestrels Nationals - - - Tight at the top!
After a tough 4 days sailing at Brixham YC in trying light air conditions the Kestrel National Championships went right down to the wire, requiring a tie breaking count-back to separate no less than 4 boats who each finished on equal points!
What a wonderfully close competition, well done to all those who took part and who demonstrated again the strength of this great class where everyone is a winner!
New Mark V Osprey
Things are really hotting up in the Osprey world with a fantastic new arrival coming to our showroom this season!
With phenomenal interest and loads of new boat orders placed at the dinghy show the first mark Vs will soon be on their way. Give us a call to find out all about it first hand. We would be delighted to share some exciting news and ideas for the growth of the Osprey class and the new mark V Osprey edition that will be skimming across waters near you very soon.
High performance one design 3.60m single hander, suited to mid-weight sailors. Light weight hull 45.5kg with fully battened Mylar 2mm laminate sail, self de-powering two part carbon/glass rig. foam sandwich GRP construction. Active national class association, ISAF international class.
4.75m of excitement on inland waters or sea, sailed with two sails or with spinnaker the Kestrel is challenging and lots of fun, suitable for intermediate and experienced sailors. Strong class association with a vibrant race circuit.
4.3m in length & weighing just 50kg a sleek beauty, powered by a massive 8.0m sq. fully battened sail! Open back hull, centre mainsheet, continuous control lines the spacious cockpit is free of clutter, always dry & easy to move about in. A rapidly growing class that enjoys a busy & vibrant national inland & open sea race circuit.
Length 5.35m, beam 1.75m weight 140kg origionally as a 1950s Olympic contender the Osprey has stood the test of time. Our latest mark IV was designed by Phil morrison, it has a whopping 31m Sq. of sail to really get this boat mooving, so whether you prefer hanging out on the trapeeze or twiddling the stick this is one heck of a ride, full of challenge, exhileration and adrenalin packed fun! Action packed race circuit nationwide & overseas.
The ultimate all rounder the Wayfarer has been top of the class for over 50 years, the new GRP mark IV has revitalised this classic making it once again the flagship cruiser, trainer & racer in hundreds of training centres, resorts and racing clubs nationally & internationally. Vibrant class association promoting regular well attended cruising & racing events at home & abroad.
Like the larger Wayfarer the GRP Mark IV Wanderer is an all rounder well suited to all kinds of sailing by all kinds of sailor, it can be easily sailed single handed or with 2 to 4 on board. 2 sails or with spinnaker the cruising versions can have furling jibs, reefing mains, oars & engines. active class association to support events throughout the country.
Small but mighty - the new Gull encompasses many of the time honoured features of the Wayfarer & Wanderer only in a more compact version that lends itself well to local area or singlehanded sailors who want all of those benefits but in a smaller more managable package. A real delight to sail the Gull brings endless hours of enjoyment to all who sail her.
Step in & sail away - this delightful little Rotomould dinghy is so easy to sail beginners feel comfortable straight away. A single sail, high boom & a deep wide self draining cockpit combine to make this little gem the darling of sailing schools & resorts.
Sailing simplicity! This no fuss design, single reefable sail combined with a high boom, deep roomy cockpit, retractable centreboard & rudder make this attractive yet robust rotomould dinghy the latest greatest addition to any resort, club or individual sailor. Comfort & confidence combined it is suitable for adult & larger youth entry & intermediate level sailors, the darling of sailing schools & resorts for very good reason!
Bring on the challenge - all the benefits of the Hartley 12 with the addition of more sails and more fun! This most versatile 12' dinghy can be sailed with 2 or 3 sails rigged with either assymmetric or symmetric as you wish! Ideal for training centres as sail configurations can be changed to suit at any time. Strong, practically maintainance free and very easy to master it's no wonder the hartley 12.2 is fast becoming the 1st choice for training & resorts!
Designed to cater for lighter skiff sailors this super high performance skiff is ultra light and extra nimble a magnificent adrenalin ride for those expert & brave enough to take on the challenge! The question is: are you man enough to try this racing machine origionally designed as an olympic contender for women?