Dinghies & Day Boats
We have a large and varied fleet of sailing dinghies & day boats available during lessons or for hire for your own adventure. Each craft have their own merits depending on the sailor’s ability and the weather conditions at the time. We will happily help guide you to a boat that will be suitable for your requirements to enjoy your time on our stunning waters.
Due to the shallow waters between the islands on Scilly all of our day boats have centre plates rather than keels and are essentially large dinghies so still possible to capsize, and some are capable of having an outboard engine fitted. Our day boats for hire offer the experienced sailor a fantastic opportunity to explore the islands. Due to changes in demand etc we only have a few day boats now available.
Please get in touch if you would like more information, or if you need help choosing the best boat for you. Let us know your experience (include boats you are used to sailing), what you would like to do, and how many in your party and we can help recommend the right boat for you.
Please look at our “Experience Required” Page for further info on hiring boats from us.
Other dinghies in our fleet include GP14, Laser, Hobie 15. If you do not see a class of baot you are keen for below then ask it maybe we do not have it listed for the web page.
The Laser Pico is an excellent learning boat, simple, robust and responsive and a lot of fun to hire.
These small dinghies are excellent teaching boats a fantastic choice to progress your sailing or just go for a blast. A simple clear cockpit area with a high boom height means they a great for children and adults alike.
Toppers are often the starting vessel for most people sailing single-handed. These are a fun learning boat and brilliant for children and adults a like.
The Wayfarer is possibly one of the greatest and well-known designs of larger sailing dinghy. The Wayfarer is the main instruction boat for most UK centres due to it being incredibly stable and spacious and its ability to sail incredibly well in a large range of conditions. The majority of our sailing courses will start in these versatile boats, and they make a great choice for sailing boat hire.
Laser 16 (5 person)
Our Laser 16 is an excellent day boat that sails well and is a large dinghy. Those who hire this boat will benefit from a fully retracting centre plate, plenty of room in the cockpit, outboard mount and a large sealed forward locker. It is capable of sailing with five persons but also easily sailed single handed in lighter winds.
Beaufort (5 person)
Essentially a very large Wayfarer, with plenty of room a large sail area and a large metal centre plate. She sails brilliantly and is capable of taking an outboard. As there is a slight risk of capsize with this boat it must have the outboard stowed when sailing.
Traditional style open dayboat. The Dabber is a pretty vessel which is stable and great for pottering along. Its shallow draught with the centre plate up means it is easy to use in Scilly’s shallow waters. With a small outboard well this boat is great to head off with the family and explore. Suitable for […]