Wanderer Esprit

Forget the pressures of everyday life. The stresses and strains. The daily grind to work.
Think instead of countless hours cruising or racing aboard a modern classic - the Wanderer Esprit.

http://www.porters.org.uk/images/wander1.jpgLaunched in 2006 and based on the proven pedigree of lan Proctor's original design, the new Esprit brings the much-loved Wanderer very much into the present day. And whether you're sailing alone, with the family or alongside the 1,500-strong Wanderer community, she's the perfect companion for every occasion.

In the hands of an expert helm and crew, she delivers all the sensitivity and response you could wish for. But she's equally caring and manageable for the inexperienced - making her a firm favourite with sailing schools.

More than that, owning an Esprit makes you part of the vibrant Wanderer Class Owners' Association community. For the keen, one-design racer, she's ideal, being the focal point of regular friendly events on and off the water. And Esprit enthusiasts certainly know how to enjoy themselves - with cruising rallies, club racing and national events the order of the day.

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So what is it that makes this new generation of Wanderer so appealing?

Quite simply, versatility and improved design. Keith Proctor and lan Porter have combined to create this new take on the

original, bringing the boat right up to date.

Boasting a flexible rig, comprising main and jib with roller reefing and traditional or asymmetric spinnaker, and tabernacle that makes mast erection simple, she's a true all-rounder. Her slab reef means she's superb for single-handed cruising and that asymmetric spinnaker gives her the ability to produce turbo-charged performance for exhilarating sailing.

Take a look around the boat, and you'll discover improvements everywhere. There's a larger self-draining cockpit, spinnaker chute, optional thwart and large aft stowage locker for picnics, sails and outboard. All of which makes maintenance minimal, meaning you and your family have more time to enjoy the boat herself.

Finally, to add extra stability to an inherently stable design, you can opt for a lifting keel that operates in the same way as the centerboard. Consisting of a fiberglass board with lead shot ballast, and withdrawing into the standard centerboard case, this makes the Esprit the only 14ft keelboat available.


http://www.porters.org.uk/images/wander3.jpgThe low-cost - lightweight trailer sailer

With the Wanderer Esprit, life is always easy - even off the water. Easily towed by small cars and launched by one person, there are no expensive mooring or marina fees. In fact, she's as happy at your club or in your back garden - you can even sleep aboard with a tent.


Safety first

The Wanderer has been tested and assessed by the Royal Yachting Association and Recreational Craft Inspector. It has been given Design Category "C" with a crew limit of between 1 and 4, in accordance with ISO 12217-3.This category is considered to render it suitable for use in waves up to 2.0m significant height and a typical steady wind of Beaufort Force 6. She also offers optional masthead buoyancy. 

Quality build and two-year warranty

Thanks to our experience and confidence in our build quality, we are happy to offer you a two-year warranty.


Finance is available, subject to status, on al new or used Wanderer dinghies. We use one of the UK's largest marine mortgage providers to ensure this service is simple.

Friendly class association

The Wanderer Class Owners’ Association is exceptionally friendly and well organised, with regular racing cruising and training events, not to mention a good social calendar. All new Wanderer owners automatically receive one year's free membership.

t See www.wanderer.org.uk  for details.



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