The Hartley 10 is a very easy to manage entry-level dinghy. This attractive little dinghy is particularly suited to those in the early stages of learning to sail or those who just want a simple boat for getting out and about on the water. It is made from a 3 layer roto mould polyethene which is very robust, hardwearing and practically maintenance free.
The Hartley 10 has a single sail plan and the wide deep hull shape incorporates a very stable sit-in design with a high boom to more comfortably accommodate older youth and adult learners. The attractive hull shape moves swiftly over the water and self drains effortlessly.
The soft sail can be easily reefed by simply rotating the mast and wrapping the excess sail neatly around the mast to reduce the sail area. A high performance battened sail is also available as an option for those who what to experience the thrill of performance sailing.
The mast comes in two pieces for easier transport on a car top or road trailer.
The H10 is the new generation of training boat which benefits from:
Being Very stable
having a Deep, roomy, comfortable cockpit – kind to the knees and back
High Boom, better head clearance and visibility
Clear open transom (no entrapment)
Does not invert (unless you sit on the mast)
Dry Boat – self-draining
Easy to right - comes up with very little water
New design - rotor moulded problems now solved
Designed specifically for training
Can be sailed by 1 or 2 people
No lift handles to break – Lift by specially designed gunwales
Sails over waves with ease
A light boat which can be easily put on a Car Roof
Looks like a boat – an attractive dinghy
Suitable for beginners, intermediate adult or youth