Hartley Boats Ltd

Parcel Terrace, Derby, DE1 1LY Derbyshire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone +44 1332 369751
Fax +44 1332 290328
mary@hartleyboats.com

Location

Hall map

boot 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand D24

Fairground map

boot 2017 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.06  Small Boats
  • 01.06.01  Dinghies

Our products

Product category: Dinghies

Entry level and affordable

The Alpha trainer is an entry level boat specially designed to introduce the wonders of sailing to the younger generation.

Designed with simplicity and safety in mind this robust little craft will encourage and foster young sailors in the early stages of discovery and the adventures of learning to sail.

Ultra simple in its design and rig it is very easy to rig, launch and to sail.

Built of Polyethylene and rotor-moulded in one piece it is extremely tough and practically maintenance free, needing only minimal care to withstand the rigours, bumps and scrapes that are often part of the novice's learning curve.

Based on the design of one of the worlds most successful dinghies the Opti provides an affordable starting platform for young people and parents who may not yet be ready to take on the full commitment to sailing in a pathway class and also for others who just wish to get started or to enjoy casual fun messing about in boats.

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Product category: Dinghies

Hartley 10

  • Very stable, manageable & forgiving
  • Deep roomy cockpit - kind to knees & back
  • Ample crew space - high boom - greater comfort
  • High boom, better head clearance & visibility
  • Dry boat - splash deflecting gunwale - self draining cockpit
  • Easy to right after capsize - does not invert unless you sit or stand on mast
  • Clear open tranasom - no fear of entrapment
  • Comes upright with very little water in cockpit which quickly drains through self drainers
  • Easily reefed
  • Designed spacifically for training & development
  • Can be sailed by 1 or 2 people
  • New generation rotor mould design - historic build problems now eliminated
  • Specially designed gunwales to lift & grip securely - no accessory handles to break
  • Excellent hull shape that sails over waves effortlessly
  • Managable weight - not too heavy to manoeuvre on shore
  • Attractive design appealing contemporary boat look
  • Suitable for beginners, intermediate, adult & youth

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Product category: Dinghies

Hartley 12

  • Very stable, manageable & forgiving
  • Deep roomy cockpit - kind to knees & back
  • Ample crew space - low centreboard case - high boom - greater comfort
  • High boom, better head clearance & visibility
  • Centreboard for maximum control - ease of launch & recovery
  • Dry boat - splash deflecting gunwale - self draining cockpit
  • Easy to right after capsize - does not invert unless you sit or stand on mast
  • Clear open tranasom - no fear of entrapment
  • Comes upright with very little water in cockpit which quickly drains through self drainers
  • Easily reefed
  • Designed spacifically for training & development
  • Can be sailed by 1,2 or 3 people
  • New generation rotor mould design - historic build problems now eliminated
  • Specially designed gunwales to lift & grip securely - no accessory handles to break
  • Excellent hull shape that sails over waves effortlessly
  • Managable weight - not too heavy to manoeuvre on shore
  • Attractive design appealing contemporary boat look
  • Suitable for beginners, intermediate, adult & youth

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About us

Company details

It stated in 1988 when Richard and Mark Hartley, keen Kestrel sailors were anxious about the future of their beloved boat, new build had ceased and it looked as though the Kestrel had no future,destined to fade away. Having enjoyed sailing the Kestrel so much Richard and Mark certainly didn't want to see it go and refused to just sit back and let go.  To save the class they took the bold decision to invest in the boat, to redesign the interior and to bring the boat up to present day standards with a more contemporary appeal. They felt it was important to give the Kestrel a new look and to produce it using more modern building materials and techniques that would give it a new lease of life and a better future.

They soon set about the task of re-designing the Kestrel with the help of the renowned yacht designers; Roswell and Morrison. The aim was to make a new boat that would be appealing to both existing Kestrel sailors and to a new generation of sailors. Modifications were discussed at length with the Kestrel Class Association and with the family of the original designer, Ian Proctor, before carefully implemented them into the new design, the result was a resounding success.

Since those humble beginnings with the Kestrel the Hartley Boats team has moved on from strength to strength. Now building with pride, a wide range of beautiful dinghies including the; Supernova, Wayfarer, Wanderer, Gull, Osprey, Rebel Skiff, Hartley 10, Hartley 1, Hartley 12.2, Hartley Tender, Byte trainer, Cyte CI and Byte CII.  The craftsmen of Hartley boats now produce a whole range of beautiful boats, each one reflecting the skill of the designers who managed to update and re-design the classic dinghies; Kestrel, Wayfarer, Wanderer, & Gull, in such a way as to be much more appealing, modern in look and spritely in performance while still holding true to the original class designs.

In the successful wake of the re-designs Hartley Boats have continued to work with Phil Morrison and Derek Clarke to design and produce a range of fine craft with the Rebel Skiff high performance sports boat at one end of the scale and a full range of entry level Polyethylene fun boats; Hartley 10, Hartley 12 & Hartley 12.2 at the other.  

"We have come along way but we still love to Sail our Kestrel, we actively participate in the racing circuit and enjoy supporting the clubs and class association of this and all of the other boats in the Hartley Boats range.

We look forward to seeing you on the water soon, sailing one of our beautiful boats, of course!" 

Richard & Mark Hartley
At the helm of the Hartley Boats winning team.

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