Laser revealed the latest addition to its range at Southampton Boat Show today with a one-day show debut
Laser revealed the latest addition to its range at Southampton Boat Show today with a one-day show debut. The new 6.15m Tony Castro-designed, three-man dinghy/keelboat, is still in its prototype stages but interest on the stand shows this new racer, which is yet to be named, could be Laser’s boat of the future.
From the same design office as the successful 1720 sportsboat, it’s hardly surprising that this new one-design has a distinct 1720 flavour to it. Designed as a trailer/sailer for the racing enthusiast there should be no shortage of excitement with its downwind sail area a whopping 58.5sq m. However, as Castro explained, the boat is equally suited to cruising thanks to its open, sit in cockpit, high boom and plenty of storage space.
As a prototype, the hull mould has yet to be signed off but once that’s that done, in a few weeks time, Laser will start production with an estimated launch time at the London Boat Show. The price tag, although it’s still yet to be finalised, will be in the region of £13,000 excluding trailer and cover.
So for dinghy sailors wishing to take the step on to the keelboat scene or for big boat sailors looking to scale down their crew requirements, Laser’s three-man, no hassle sports/keelboat could be one to watch out for.
For a test sail and more information, contact Adrian Hart or Richard Gibson on 01295 268191.