Launched in 2016 the H15 is the latest of the Hartley boats exciting new range of roto mould sailing dinghies being built in the UK. Just like its stable mates the H15 is a very easy to manage and delightfully responsive dinghy that is particularly suited to those in the early stages of sailing. The Hartley 15 is easily rigged and sailed with a 2 or 3 sail plan, it can be sailed single handed or with up to 5 people on board which makes it ideal for the family or for training.
With a wide beam and deep hull shape, this little gem is the ideal platform for experiencing the thrills of spinnaker sailing. The sleek hull lines and centreboard configuration result in a fast-moving and exciting ride for experienced sailors while the wide beam and deep hull shape provide a more stable learning platform for beginners.
The Hartley 15 is a very versatile craft and can be sailed with one, two or three sails depending on experience, the wind or number of crew.
The deep hull shape enables you to sit-in this dinghy which is a far more comfortable sailing position for adult sailors! The high boom position a G-nav system makes for much better all-around visibility and results in fewer bumps on the head for beginners. The attractive hull shape moves swiftly over the water and self drains effortlessly through 3 self drainers.
The Hartley 15 has a centreboard rather than a dagger-board to enable easy launching. Having a centreboard and an easy up-and-down rudder gives this boat a distinct stability advantage over other dinghies of this size and this feature is particularly helpful in shallow water during launching and recovering. should you capsize the mast is foam file at the top to inhibit inversion and inbuilt righting lines are provided to help with the righting process. The mainsheet is centre mounted on a hoop so there are no lines or bridles at the transom to get in the way should you wish to slide back into the boat that way.
The H15 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 to 6 people 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