The Hartley 16 yacht is the craft that first coined the name ‘trailer-sailer’, 40 years ago. It is a clean lined, unsinkable conventional trailer sailer which has proven performance and versatility. It is light, easy to rig, launch and retrieve and can be towed comfortably by a normal sized family car. It was developed in the 1950s by Hartley in New Zealand.
The Hartley 16 yacht is a versatile pleasure boat for sailing, motoring and camping. It has overnight accommodation for two in the cabin and, with a boom tent, a further two in the cockpit. With a 4-10 hp outboard motor it becomes a very stable launch for fishing or just for cruising.
Hartley 16 ‘s are regularly raced in both one class and mixed fleets. They prove very competitive in mixed company and are often a match for yachts up to 22 feet in length.
More than 6,000 Hartley 16 ‘s have been built to date.