Wanderer Trainer

The best & safest 14ft sailing dinghy your money can buy

Choose a Wanderer because:


The Wanderer is a high quality hand-built G.R.P. sailing dinghy suitable for all the family. At 4.27m (14 foot), this delightful dinghy can easily be sailed single handed, it also handles very nicely with a crew of two and can safely accommodate up to 4.


It's excellent handling characteristics ensure that beginners can gain confidence quickly, The Wanderer Class Association has an active racing and social calendar for those who are up for a challenge, who want to improve their sailing or just enjoy the buzz of the racing scene.


The solid G.R.P. construction, of the Wanderer, provides good stiffness, long term durability and very stylish lines. G.R.P. is easy to take care of. Ease of maintenance means that this dinghy can be kept at a high standard for many years.


The Wanderer is a very versatile craft with a range of options for training, cruising and racing. You can begin by rigging it for one purpose, such as training or racing and later, should your needs change, you can simply re-rig it for cruising for example.


So if you fancy pottering around with the ease of a furling Genoa or you would like the idea of having oars or even an outboard engine on board then the cruising Wanderer is the one for you.



On the other-hand if you prefer the excitement of racing, catching a breath-taking ride downwind under spinnaker with the wind and spray in your hair, then the racing model is probably the better Wanderer for you.


The Wanderer was redesigned by Phil Morrison and re-launched by Hartley Boats in 2008. It is now a very attractive and easy to manage craft that gives you the full advantage of modern dinghy design and boat building techniques. The Wanderer has an excellent pedigree and has been a very safe and popular sailing dinghy ever since it first came on the sailing scene in 1981.


Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wanderer Sailing !




This is where the Wanderer comes in to its own, as with its larger parent the Wayfarer, its outstanding sailing advantages, its roomy cockpit and with its superb handling qualities, and more importantly its stability in all weathers.


The requirement for training schools to have a boat that can stand up to the rigours of time and hard constant use is matched with this boat.


The options of roller reef jib, slab reefing, head sail buoyancy, asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker together with removable rear storage tank give this boat an advantage over its competition.


The recent changes include a new stylish cockpit, a boat that can be righted by one person. When righted has very little water left, bailers only are needed to clear the remaining water. The wanderer is one of the few boats that can be left on a mooring.


The new Wanderer is now a good runner up behind the Wayfarer for training purposes.


The Wanderer Trainer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed training dinghy. The GRP construction on both its hull and deck ensures stiffness together with increased long term durability.


This 14 foot dinghy has excellent handling characteristics which help to ensures that even new sailers are soon confident with the boat. With a total hull weight of under 130kg, handling the boat in and out of the water is easy. Capsize training is easy as the boat comes upright with very little effort, water is then extracted through the twin self bailers.


Length 4.27m

Beam 1.75m

Draft 1.09m

Weight 129.5 kg

Sail Area Main & Genoa 10.68msq

Spinnaker 9.94 msq

Portsmouth No: 1144


2 Side Tanks, 1 Forward Tank,

1 Aft Tank

The Hartley Wanderer has been independently tested by the RYA, in accordance with strict safety requirments, it has been awarded CE certification:


Every Wanderer is hand built by our skilled workforce, the result is that every Wanderer is built to high standards and has excellent finishes.


Each is built to your own exact specification. This can start with the choice of hull colours and may include extra reinforcement for training groups or extra location points for cruising storage tie downs.


The secret to building a good Wanderer is to find out how it is to be used and then to use the experience we have gained over many years to give a custom built product.


The boat is a glassfibre and polyester resin construction (GRP), with multi-directional glass cloth and internal stiffening ribbed structures for strength. The GRP construction means that accidents, bumps, and damages are easy to repair and most importantly boats made from GRP are hard wearing, practical and will look and last well for a many years. 

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

£7995 Ex Vat



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