Under the watchful eye and expertise of Naval Architect Peter Hobson the Hartley Boats technical team have re-designed and developed the all new HARTLEY BLAZE. The stunning new BLAZE sports a host of great new features to enhance this already super fast, high performance, single handed, rack dinghy.


New features include:



  • Re-designed stiffer hull
  • Super strong epoxy build
  • Additional bulkheads to enhance stiffness
  • Non-slip open floor plan
  • Truer faired hull
  • Stiff strong telescopic rack system
  • New style micro mesh trampoline 
  • Adjustabel toe straps
  • Advanced control lines with smart cord soak-away system


These new features and quality enhancements are set to make this super rack dinghy an even greater pleasure to sail. This Incredibly stable, easy planing, dinghy already has a strong fleet and a very Competitive national circuit series. With all of the new features of the new Hartley BLAZE this already very active fleet is sure to grow steadily as it goes from strength to even stronger.  

The BLAZE as described by the class association

BLAZE - significantly high performance while remaining simple to sail

The boat brings together high speed and crisp handling in a powerful, easily driven hull; a fine entry flares into wide planing sections aft for maximum stability and blistering off-wind performance - all from the security of a really comfortable cockpit.

Superb Racing Machine 

Adjustable sitting-out racks are the answer to making this a superb racing machine for the widest possible weight range. The racks provide almost armchair comfort and generate the leverage to handle the modern, powerful rig. Blaze has a stayed SuperSpars M7 or custom carbon mast and North  sail. This sophisticated modern rig gives usable power across a wide range of conditions.

Fingertip Adjustments

All key control systems for the rig and the centre-board have been led out to the racks so you can carry on with fingertip adjustment even when you're screaming down a reach or rounding the windward mark. Conscious that a self-draining cockpit often means a shallow cockpit, suitable only for the very agile, designer lan Howlett achieved a comfortably deep area within the Blaze while retaining instant self-draining capability. With its sheeting arrangements and open transom, the Blaze has a huge area available for racing comfort. Both foils are lifting for stress free sailing in shallow water as well as during launching and recovery.

No Dagger-board Hassle

The Blaze has re-invented the pivoting centreboard. Rediscover the luxury of launching without the hassle of looking after a dagger-board - and of throwing a quick gybe without having to check that the foil won't foul the boom! The Blaze is finished and supplied to a high specification. 

High Efficiency Power Sail

The Blaze employs a North CAD designed 10.4 metre square 'round-head' semi soft sail design with tapered battens. The result is superb handling coupled to high efficiency and power. The sail design was refined in line with the extensive research and development program conducted by the Class Association together with the builders and equipment suppliers.

Best of Both Worlds

The refined rig enhances the upwind pointing ability yet still allows the sail to be 'feathered' upwind in high winds negating the brute force required with many fully battened single sail boats. By permitting a one design class to periodically update we have the best of both worlds - a manufacturer’s class but with an active association that sees that there is a 'third way'. The whole idea of one design sailing is to keep costs moderate. As a result, all boats can remain competitive regardless of age.


Sailing Options

Two Colour Hull                                 £189.95

High Modular Carbon Mast (upgrade)  £889.00

Carbon Boom (upgrade)                     £298.98

Carbon Tiller Extension                        £59.98


Boat Accessories

Adjustable Toe Straps              £89.98

Padded Toe Straps                   £59.98

Hatch Bag Fitted                      £24.98

Hawk Fitted                             £23.98

Boat Protection

Spar Bag                                    £129.98

Rudder Bag                                £49.98

Top Cover Breathable                 £239.95

Undercover Breathable               £185.98

Boat Movement

Tie Down Beam                 £169.98

Launch Trolley                  £399.98

Aluminium Trolley             £489.98

Road Trailer                      £699.98

Combi Trailer                   £1099.98

FIRE and HALO sails provide alternative sail area to accommodate different sailors

Blaze complete with North Mainsail



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