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2017 Kestrel Racing
Manufacturer Recommended Retail Price: GBP 9,995 (2017)
The Kestrel Racer is a high quality, hand built, G.R.P. constructed racing dinghy. The high density foam sandwich construction on both its hull and deck ensures stiffness together with long term durability. This 15 foot 7 inch racing dinghy has excellent handling characteristics which help to ensure new sailors are soon confident with the boat.
With a total hull weight of just 120kg, handling the boat in and out of the water is easy. The Kestrel is not easy to capsize, but should this occur the boat comes upright with very little effort. Water is then extracted through twin bailers.
Included in this exceptional price comes a full set of racing sails, racing spinnaker, mast ram, slot gasket with all control lines lead back to the thwart for ease of use.
|Genoa sail Area:||4.8m2|
|Sail Area Main:||7.89m2|
Every Kestrel is hand built by our skilled workforce, the result is that every Kestrel is built to high standards and has excellent finishes.
Every Kestrel is built to your own exact specification. This can start with the choice of hull colours and may include extra reinforcement for training groups or extra location points for cruising storage tie downs.
The secret to building a good Kestrel is to find out how it is to be used and then to use the experience we have gained over many years to give a custom built product.
The boat is all glassfibre and polyester resin construction, with un-directional glass cloth and with internal stiffening ribbed structure, accidents, bumps, and damages are easy to repair when using glassfibre construction and most importantly are hard wearing and will give longevity to the boat.
why choose a Kestrel:
Over 50 years proven history.
Ideal for sailing inland on water or sea.
Created by one of the world’s best designers Ian Proctor.
Easy to handle in or out of the water.
Boat built to last.
Takes up to 3 people.
Very easy to right by one person.
Challenging with outstanding performance.
Flexible, for experienced sailors to novices.
Easy to handle spinnaker.
Ideal for use with outboard motor. Can be rowed if all else fails.
GRP construction means she will last and last.
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