Kite

"She’s not only one of the prettier traditional trailer-sailers out there but one of the quicker ones too." - Classic Boat

"She is a joy to sail and coped easily with the short, steep Solent chop when the winds increased. We took guests not like a dinghy but a much heavier yacht." - Watercraft Magazine

Kite is a gaff sloop-rigged centreboarder with a light and airy two-berth cabin, a generous cockpit, light carbon spars and a weight that allows her to be trailed easily behind a family car.

Designer:  Andrew Wolstenholme
Length overall:  7.2m 23ft 7in
Length on deck:  6.4m 21ft
Beam:  2.05m 6ft 9in
Sail Area:  19.7sq m 212sq ft
Dry Weight:  750kg 1650lbs

 

The Kite has a sloop-rigged, deckstepped mast with lightweight white painted carbon fibre spars for ease of rigging and a varnished spruce bowsprit.

Mahogany varnished coamings around the cockpit offer protection and make a large spacious, sit in cockpit. Teak hand rails on the coachroof and a moulded in easy to clean non-slip finish help crew to feel safe and secure.

Four large cockpit lockers include dedicated outboard stowage that complies with boat safety scheme regulations. There’s a draining forward well for anchor stowage, mooring cleat etc, and an outboard well with hull infill, petrol storage and lid, suitable for up to 6hp outboards.

The twin bunk cabin has a satin white finish with varnished mahogany trim, giving an airy but traditional feel. Good lighting and ventilation are provided by two oval cabin side portholes, and two cabin front portlights.

The boat incorporates lockers for plate and cutlery stowage under bridge deck plus ample storage space for personal and essential equipment. There is provision for a portable gas stove in the galley and a porta potty.

The rudder is an NACA sectioned balanced lifting rudder with an ash and mahogany tiller. The internally lead-ballasted centreboard is raised and lowered via a differential winch and easily operated from the cockpit.

 

Looking for more details?

Kite Specifications (pdf)
Kite Price List (pfd)

 

Reviews

Watercraft (pdf)
Classic Boat (pfd)
Classic Sailor (pfd)