Hull Length 3.04m
Hull weight 45kg
Mainsail 3.7m sq
High performance mainsail 5.1m sq
This new generation of rotor-moulded boat has been designed by Phil Morrison not only to last the rigours of time but to be the most outstanding 10ft (3.04 m) dingy ever designed, with unique sailing benefits and qualities to become in time a world leader.
This was no small challenge but became even worse when Hartley Boats presented the list of requirements they wanted to be incorporated into his design and benefit list.
The remit was to build the most STABLE 10ft (3.04m) dinghy being the number one priority on the list of requirements, with comfortable seating to cater for all age groups, a dry cockpit and self-draining floor.
The boat should have a deep floor and plenty of leg room with a very high boom to make tacking and gybing easy and an easy reefing system. Training Schools teach capsize drills, so a boat that would be hard to invert unless required would also be a major benefit, also make it easy for a novice sailor to get upright. When righted the boat should be empty of water would also be an excellent benefit. The boat should handle well in big sea conditions and should be able to be sailed either by a four-year-old or, with an adult when beginning to sail or, by two youth sailors.