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.
The H10 has been exported to many countries and is used by holiday sailing companies and many of the leading sailing and training centres throughout the UK. The H10 is also used by many families and has more than achieved its position in the sailing world.
We are proud to say that all of these benefits plus more have been achieved, we believe the H10 dinghy is the most stable 10ft (3.04m) sailing dinghy in the world. Designed to give confidence and bring a smile to whoever sails the boat.
The H10 was not designed to be a boring boat, with the right conditions it will get up and plain and be an exciting sail.
When we sell a new boat, Hartley Boats likes to complete a full boat handover. Not only to ensure that our customer understands how to rig their new boat but most importantly that they get the best from their new investment and enjoy sailing the boat and come off the water wanting to return and sail again.
We at Hartley Boats are very proud of our standards and build quality, to demonstrate that statement we are the only manufacturer to offer a 4-year guarantee. If you need your boat to be delivered, we can accommodate.