We have a large and varied fleet of day boats available to hire from our Scilly sailing centre. 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, and they are capable of having an outboard engine fitted. Our day boats for hire offer the experienced sailor a fantastic opportunity to explore the islands.
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.
Drascombe Dabber (4-5 person)
A classical looking open day boat, featuring a boomed gunter rig, jib and mizzen, they are great for cruising the islands and are very stable. When the fully retracting centre plate is up they float in ankle deep water. Our Drascombe Dabbers make for the perfect Swallows and Amazons experience on Scilly.
Falmouth Bass Boat (5 person)
Our Falmouth Bass Boat is a great stable and roomy open boat. It is excellent for boating day trips around the Isles of Scilly, with plenty of room aboard for comfortable sailing.
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.
Skipper 17 (5-6 person)
There are many variations of this craft on the market, some more effective than others. Both our Skippers have large steel centre plates and a covered fore deck for ample storage. They have self-draining cockpits and offer a large comfortable area but still sail like a small dinghy.