Welcome to Ian Porter Sales Ltd

Ian Porter started sailing Wayfarers at the age of eleven and by his mid- teens started to race within this class. He also worked at a local sailing school to earn pocket money to spend on his boat and was always out sailing on every day and weekend when he was not studying.

Since this time, he has gone onto win numerous World and National Sailing Championships in a large variety of classes. These wins include the principle trophies in the Wayfarer, Osprey  and Wanderer classes as well as countless Area titles.

As a result of this success he has run training camps through the United kingdom and overseas in places as varied as Lagos (Nigeria) to Denmark.

 At the same time he teamed up with his brother to run Porter Brothers that started building wooden Wayfarers as far back as the early 1980’s . The success of this venture eventually lead to Ian Proctor granting the Porters the GRP licence for Wayfarers and Ospreys. When Neville Towler retired with Anglo Marine,  Porter Brothers were again awarded the Licences for the Wanderer and the Gull from Ian Proctor Designs . At the same time the company was involved in the building of Albacores, Y.W Dayboats, International 14’s, and a host of other classes.

The vast amount of experience in sailing, teaching, racing, building and repairing boats is available to all customers to aid the enjoyment and use of their sailing dinghy

Ian Porter Sales Ltd
 is one of the longest established and most respected dinghy and small keelboat builders in the United kingdom. A recent re-organisation has seen Ian Porter form a South Coast outlet for Hartley Laminates and their range of dinghies. With the benefit of over 40 years involvement in various class boats and numerous championship titles behind him, customers can be sure that the reputation previously achieved will be maintained.

Repair and refurbishment service.

Part exchange service for owners wishing to trade within the range.

Suppliers to many major schools and institutions.



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