Best known & safest 16' sailing dinghy in the world

Choose a Wayfarer because:


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 and later re-rigged to meet your changing needs.


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 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.


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. 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.


Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wayfarer Sailing!



Asymmetric or Symmetric Spinnaker Options

The Wayfarer available with either asymmetric or symmetric (conventional) spinnakers. Origionally intended for sailing schools the asymmetric spinnaker option is now available for all and it provids an exciting new dimension to this classic class. Asymmetric spinnakers are great fun and very easy to use. They offer a great alternative for training and cruising and at club level you may be able to use an assymetric spinnaker for local racing but thay are not yet class legal for championship racing events. 


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 cocpit and this water is efficiently cleared by the selfbailers once the boat gets underway.   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.

Buoyant sail Patch
Reefable Sails
Assymetric Spinnaker


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.


Length - 4.82m

Beam - 1.85m

Hull weight - 183kg (min 182.3kg)

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 Wayfarer Mark IV has been independently tested by the RYA, in accordance with strict safety requirments, it has been awarded CE certification:


2 Side Tanks, 1 Forward Tank,

1 Aft Tank


Every Wayfarer is hand built by our skilled workforce, the result is that every Wayfarer is built to high standards and has excellent finishes.


Every Wayfarer is built to your own exact specification. This can start with the choice of hull colours and may include extra reinforcement for training groups or extra location points for cruising storage tie downs.


The secret to building a good Wayfarer is to find out how it is to be used and then to use our vast boat building experience to produce a unique custom built boat built to your spacific specifications.


The boat has a glassfibre (GRP) and polyester resin construction, with multi-directional glass cloth and an internal stiffened ribbed structure for strength.  The GRP construction means that accidents, bumps, and damage is easy to repair and most importantly GRP is hard wearing so gives great quality and longevity to the boat.

Optional Extras

Below is a small sample of optional extras, please click here to see the complete list of extras suitable to the Wayferer

Sailing Options

Img alttext Buoyant Head Patch Fitted Mainsail £108.31 ex vat


Genoa Furler £116.65 ex vat

Genoa Reefing System £374.98 ex vat

Remote Slab Reefing for Mainsail £141.64 ex vat

Spinnaker System Fully Rigged £833.31 ex vat

Asymmetric Spinnaker System Fully Rigged £833.31 ex vat

Centre Main with Ratchet £149.98 ex vat

Trapeze System Complete £165.75 ex vat

Easy Furl £33.31 ex vat

Spinnaker sock fitted £158.32

Masthead Floatation Kit 3 £141.65 ex vat

Boat Accessories

Padded Toe Straps £58.31 ex vat

Two Colour Hull £149.98 ex vat

Double Water Line £165.81 ex vat

Front Storage Net with Pockets £82.25 ex vat

Boat Logo's - Pair (Boat Name) £49.98 ex vat

GRP Aft Storage Locker £583.29 ex vat

Mooring Cleat & Fairlead £74.98 ex vat

Aft Bench Seats £415.82 ex vat

Large Tidy Bag £24.90 ex vat

Tidy Bag £12.48 ex vat

Jybe strop £33.31 ex vat

Upgrade metal Bailers £74.98 ex vat

Boat Protection

Top-Cover Flat £199.98 ex vat

Overboom Cover £224.98 ex vat

Rudder Bag £33.31 ex vat

D Section Bumper £208.31 ex vat

Rear Boom protector £58.32 ex vat

Bilge keel Protection £158.32 ex vat

Boat Movement

Twin Cradle Launch Trolley £333.32 ex vat

Combi Trailer £916.65 ex vat

Combi Trailer Base £583.32 ex vat

Standard Jockey Wheel £58.31 ex vat

Deluxe Jockey Wheel with Handle £66.65 ex vat

Trailer Winch Kit £66.55 ex vat

Lighting Board with mast Support £74.98 ex vat

Middle Tie Down Beam - Complete £141.65 ex vat

Tie down strap £16.65

Wayfarer Trainer

This exceptional price includes a full set of sails, and is ready to sail at just

£8995.00 Ex Vat



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