Wayfarer Mark IV
From CHF 14’950 inc. VAT
On the water, delivered to Richterswil
Secure your Wayfarer now –
every boat hand-built to order!
No Swiss sailing licence required
Easy to sail and maintain
Rated for up to 6 adults
Available in a huge range of hull colours
Hugely popular around the world
Also available with symmetric or asymmetric spinnaker
Hull length: 4.82 m
Beam: 1.85 m
Hull weight: 167 kg
Sail area: 12 m2
(official Swiss measurement)
CE certified for 6 persons maximum load
The Wayfarer Mark IV is the latest incarnation of a classic British dinghy with the very highest pedigree.
Originally designed in 1957 by Ian Proctor, one of the world’s most successful marine designers, it has been used for training, day sailing and racing by sailing schools, clubs and families around the world ever since, even being sailed from the UK to Norway and Iceland!
The Mark IV was redesigned in 2007 by Phil Morrison and every Wayfarer is built by hand and to order in the UK by Hartley Boats. This updated British classic takes advantage of all the benefits of modern design – materials, tooling and construction methods – to achieve stability, buoyancy, durability, ease of maintenance and above all excellent sailing qualities in even the lightest of winds.
Rated for up to 6 adults and with equipment more usually found on larger boats, the Wayfarer Mark IV is the ideal training boat for schools and sailing clubs.
Families love the Wayfarer not only for its safety, stability and storage capacity, but primarily because it is so easy to sail for all ages. The detachable outboard bracket and optional storage locker make it the perfect boat for a day trip on your nearest lake.
Racing is also a keystone of the Wayfarer story. The Mark IV is optionally available in a dedicated racing construction with uprated materials, equipment and rigging designed for optimum control. There has long been a strong racing scene for the Wayfarer class in both the UK and elsewhere, with international class associations around the world.
Now available in Switzerland for the first time, one of the Wayfarer Mark IV’s greatest benefits for the Swiss market is a sail area of 12 m2, meaning that no licence is required to sail the boat on Swiss waters or Lake Constance.
The Wayfarer Mark IV also does not need an on-water mooring; it will quite happily live on its launching trolley or a trailer, in a hard-standing spot or even an ordinary parking space.
All you need is a slipway, and you’re on the water. With a tow bar on your car, you can take your Wayfarer anywhere – why not check out the various Swiss and Italian lakes?
Our verdict: the family day sailer par excellence with an unparalled track record – and it’s quick too.