The Osprey is a fast and exciting two person boat with a trapeze and a generous spinnaker. Built exclusively by Hartley Boats since 2005, the Osprey’s fine lines were modernized by top designer Phil Morrison. The Hartley Boats epoxy Mark V launched in 2016, with a stylish new look which matches the new model’s exhilarating performance.  Come on board to enjoy a thrilling ride, and an action packed racing circuit. 

OSPREY

Simply the best trapeze boat.

CHOOSE AN OSPREY BECAUSE

THE BOAT

 

The Osprey is a fast, exciting boat to sail.

The Osprey’s 5.35 metre length gives it a longer waterline length than almost any dinghy class, and hence a higher maximum speed upwind. The Osprey’s large over-lapping genoa quickly gets it up to maximum speed to windward. Off-wind, feel the acceleration from its generous, 17 square metre spinnaker.

Downwind, the Osprey is equally happy running straight before the wind, or heating up on broad reaches. Try three sail reaches for maximum thrills!

In many other classes, good helms and crews find themselves off the pace through being either too heavy or light.

The Osprey class attracts a breadth of crew weights which other classes cannot match. In Ospreys, larger crews may use stiff alloy spars, or may straighten their carbon masts, while lighter crews usually choose carbon spars, using more mast bend.  So big or small teams can be very competitive. Most Ospreys come with fully adjustable rigs, with rake, shrouds and mast strut all adjustable on the water. Hence, the Osprey attracts many mixed gender teams.

The Osprey is a big boat, hence a little heavier than smaller competitor boats, and it has great natural stability. It is a perfect boat on which to learn to trapeze, coping easily with big seas, but goes well in all wind conditions.

OSPREYS LEAD THE WAY

The Osprey is without doubt one of Ian Proctor’s outstanding designs. The Osprey dates back to the early 1950’s, and was one of the first trapeze dinghies. In 2005, Hartley Boats became the Osprey’s sole builder, and they invested in new designs and new moulds, first in 2005 with the Mark IV Osprey, then for a second time in 2016 with the new Mark V. 

THE DESIGN OF THE HARTLEY BOATS OSPREY

In 2004, Hartleys commissioned renowned dinghy designer Phil Morrison to update and refresh the Osprey design. The updated design was to permit fair racing with other Ospreys, but allow the low maintenance demanded by modern customers, and enable foam sandwich construction for the first time for stiffness and longevity.

Morrison made a modest reshaping of the hull externally, improved the internal layout to give the crew a much better working area, and strengthened the rigidity of the hull. 

SPRINGBOARD FOR THE OSPREY CLASS

 

Production of the new design Osprey, called the Mark IV, started in 2005. The new Osprey attracted many orders from existing Osprey sailors, and drew in sailors of other classes. That trend continues with the stylish new Mark V Osprey, which has the same external hull shape as the Mark IV, but an all new interior, and stiff epoxy construction.

These two successive Hartley Osprey models have catalysed a revival in the class which lasts to this day.

Hartley Ospreys may now be purchased either fully finished to your specification, or as hull only, ready for you to fit out, applying your own ideas for fittings and systems.

Call Mark or Richard Hartley today on 01332 369751 to find out more about the Osprey, or to request an order form.

OSPREY STATISTICS

The Osprey has been used successfully for over 40 years. Its 5.35m length and a beam of 1.75m gives the boat its stable qualities. The hull design ensures excellent performance whilst a total hull weight of just 140kg makes the Osprey easily managed both in and out of the water.

It has been said:

'if you like the idea of a Bentley Continental GT, this could be the dinghy for you!'


Specification

Length - 5.35m

Beam - 1.75m

Hull weight - 133.9kg

Max, Carrying Capacity - 4 People

Main sail Area - 9.30m2

Genoa sail Area - 4.65m2

Spinnaker Area - 17.2m2

PN Rating 940

 

Buoyancy:

2 Side Tanks, 1 Forward Tank,

1 Aft Tank



Optional Extras

Below are some of the optional extras, please click here to see the complete list of Osprey accessories.


Sailing Options


Carbon Mast - extra cost £1298.85

Carbon Boom - Extra Cost £298.95

Carbon Pole - extra cost £159.85

Carbon Full Rig extra cost £1259.97

Kevlar Main £799.76

Adjustable Rig £269.98

Strut Assembly £249.97

Spinnaker Taper Sheets £69.94

Spinnaker Tracks x2 Rear £96.40

Jib Carrs Complete x2 £189.80

Wood, Epoxy Race Centre Board £397.40

Wood, Epoxy Race Rudder £297.80

Carbon centreboard £798.00

Carbon rudder blade £559.98

Carbon rudder stock £298.00

3 step jib cars £289.98

Tiller extension upgrade £59.00

Harken fit out £1695.00

Upgrade to North Sails £798.98

Wood Epoxy Race Rudder £398.98

Wood Epoxy Race centre Board £599.98

Jib Cars complete x 2 £299.98

Spinnaker Tracks x 2 Rear £198.98

Spinnaker tapered sheets £79.98

Strut Assembly £249.97

Adjustable Rig £249.97

Kevlar mainsail -Extra cost £298.00

Carbon Full Rig - Extra Cost £1777.75

Carbon Pole - Extra Cost £179.95

Carbon Boom - Extra Cost £298.95

Carbon Mast - extra Cost £1298.85

Adjustable Toe straps with tracks £299.98

Boat Accessories


Large Tidy Bag £29.98

Tidy Bag £24.98

Two Colour Hull £169.98

Boat Logos Pair (Boat Name) £59.60

Padded Toe straps £89.98

Hartley Boats branded jacket £129.98

Two Colour Hull £198.98

Boat Protection


Flat Cover Poly/Cotton £269.98

Overboom Cover Poly/Cotton £279.98

Under Cover £198.70

Rudder Bag £59.98

Mast foot protector bag £39.98

Mast bag £129.98

Flat Cover Poly-Cotton £269.98

Over-boom Cover Poly-cotton £279.98

Undercover £198.70

Rudder Bag £59.98

Mast Bag £129.98

Boat Movement


Double cradle launch trolley £389.98

Road trailer £699.98

Combi trailer, galvanised £1089.96

Standard Jockey Wheel £69.98

Deluxe Jockey Wheel with Handle £69.98

Lighting Board with mast Support £79.98

Double Cradle Launch Trolley £389.98

Road Base trailer £699.95

Combi Trailer £1089.96

Standard Jockey Wheel £69.98

Delux Jockey wheel w/handle £79.98

Lighting Board with mast support £89.98

Tie down strap £15.98

This exceptional price includes a full set of sails, and is ready to sail at just

£13,995.00 Inc Vat (Mk IV)

 

 



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