Length - 4.82m
Beam - 1.85m
Hull weight - 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
Wayfarer Trainer from £8995.00 + VAT
The Wayfarer is a high quality, hand-built in Derby (UK), G.R.P. dinghy suitable for all the family. At just under 16 foot, this spacious dinghy can comfortably accommodate up to six 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 eg. cruising and later re-rigged to a different configuration eg. racing to meet changing need or interest.
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 the 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-around training, cruising and racing dinghy by Ian Proctor in 1957.
The Wayfarer available with either asymmetric or symmetric (conventional) spinnakers. Originally intended for sailing schools the asymmetric spinnaker option is now available for all and it provides 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 asymmetric spinnaker for local racing but that is not yet class legal for championship racing events.