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2000 (Laser & RS)

2000 Boat Sales ⏬⏬

The 2000 sailing dinghy, formerly known as the Laser 2000, is a versatile and family-friendly boat designed for both racing and recreational sailing. Introduced in the late 1990s by designer Phil Morrison, the 2000 is intended for sailors of all skill levels, making it particularly popular among sailing schools, clubs, and families. It features a spacious cockpit, a simple yet effective rigging system, and a stable hull, providing a balanced blend of performance and ease of handling. This makes the 2000 an excellent choice for those who are new to sailing as well as experienced sailors looking for a reliable and enjoyable boat.

Laser 2000 Sailing Dinghies for Sale at Dinghymart. Class Association information and used boat sales

Performance Data - Sailing Experience

The 2000 has a Portsmouth Yardstick number of approximately 1118, reflecting its moderate performance level that is suitable for a wide range of sailing activities. It is rigged with a mainsail, jib, and an optional asymmetric spinnaker, allowing for varied sailing experiences from casual cruising to competitive racing. The boat is typically crewed by two people, but its design allows for flexibility, making it possible to sail with more crew members, such as a small family. Its user-friendly features and stability make it a favourite in sailing schools and clubs, where it is used extensively for training and development.

Popular Around the UK

The 2000 is popular in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, with an active class association that supports a robust racing circuit and community events. The boat's popularity is due to its versatility and the ease with which it can be sailed by individuals of different ages and skill levels. Additionally, the 2000 class hosts numerous regattas and championships, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among its sailors.

2000 Alternatives

Two or three close alternatives to the 2000 sailing dinghy, considering performance, handling, size, and number of crew, are the Laser Bahia, the RS Vision, and the Wayfarer. These boats provide similar performance, handling, and crew capacity to the 2000, making them excellent alternatives depending on specific needs and preferences.

Laser Bahia

The Laser Bahia is designed for versatility and ease of use, much like the 2000. It offers stable handling and is well-suited for both beginners and experienced sailors. It features a spacious cockpit, making it comfortable for family sailing and training purposes. The Laser Bahia can comfortably accommodate 2 to 4 crew members, similar to the 2000. Its large cockpit is ideal for teaching, cruising, and even some racing. The Portsmouth Yardstick number for the Laser Bahia is approximately 1082, which is close to the 2000's PY number of around 1106. This indicates similar performance levels, making it a good alternative for sailors looking for comparable speed and handling.

RS Vision

The RS Vision is another versatile dinghy that balances performance with stability. It is designed to be forgiving for beginners while still offering enough performance to keep more experienced sailors engaged. The boat is responsive and easy to sail in various wind conditions. The RS Vision is designed for 2 to 3 crew members, making it slightly smaller than the 2000 but still suitable for similar uses, including training, family sailing, and club racing. The Portsmouth Yardstick number for the RS Vision is approximately 1139, which is quite close to the 2000. This makes it a suitable alternative in terms of speed and handling characteristics.

Wayfarer

The Wayfarer is known for its excellent stability and sea-keeping abilities. It is a bit larger and heavier than the 2000, making it highly stable and capable of handling more challenging conditions. It’s a versatile boat, suitable for cruising, training, and racing. The Wayfarer can accommodate 2 to 4 crew members, similar to the 2000. Its larger size provides more comfort and space, which is particularly beneficial for longer sailing trips or when carrying additional equipment. The Portsmouth Yardstick number for the Wayfarer is around 1109, which is very close to the 2000's PY number. This means the performance on the water is quite comparable, making it an excellent alternative for those looking for a slightly larger and more stable dinghy.

Useful link

2000 UK Class Association (*external link)

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2000 for Sale

Listing marked as sold.SOLD - Laser 2000 for sale

SOLD - Laser 2000 for sale This listing is marked as sold.

SOLD - Laser 2000 (2005 but little used, mostly stored) complete with combi launching trolley/road trailer (new wheels) with lighting board. Sail number 21671. Original jib, main and spinnaker but little used. Trapeze kit fitted. Owned since new. Good order with top (well used) and bottom (as new) covers and masthead float. Collect from Cambridge.

Price: £2,800.00
Posted in - 2000 (Laser & RS)
Cambridgeshire
21671
Yes
No
Date posted - 23/05/2024
Laser 2000 – SN 21494; Price: £2950

Laser 2000 – SN 21494; Price: £2950

Laser 2000 for sale with road trailer and launching trolley. Sail number 21494. Two owners from new, and I purchased from the original owner in 2013. Boat is in good working order and is ready to sail. Includes - 2 complete sets of sails (Mail, Jib, Gennaker) - New boat cover (April 2024) - New wheels/tyres for road trailer (April 2024) - All Spars and foils in good working condition. - Blue & White hull. Collect from Burghfield SC, near Reading, Berkshire

Price: £2,950.00
Posted in - 2000 (Laser & RS)
Berkshire
21494
Yes
No
Date posted - 12/05/2024
Laser 2000 for sale

Laser 2000 for sale

Laser 2000 sailing dinghy with road trailer (new wheels) launching trolley full set sails inc cruising chute also trapeze with harken seat. Lightly sailed and full working order. Collect from Lossiemouth Moray

Price: £2,850.00
Posted in - 2000 (Laser & RS)
Moray
21979
Yes
No
Date posted - 26/04/2024
Laser 2000

Laser 2000

Lovely condition including combi trailer. 1 full set of cruising sails and 1 set, main, jib and spinnaker hardly used. Trapeze attachments. Couple of light scratches on hull and spinnaker sock has small hole otherwise perfect boat.

Price: £2,995.00
Posted in - 2000 (Laser & RS)
Leicestershire
21463
Yes
Yes
Date posted - 31/08/2023
2000 For Sale £3000

2000 For Sale £3000

Early lighter model in good condition. Two owners, current owner since 2024. Comes with full set of sails. Original mainsail well used, Jenny, Jib and Chute are 3 years old and little used. Spare original Jenny. Trolley replaced 5 years ago and in good condition. Top cover usable, bottom cover hardly used. Road trailer available, priced separately. Viewing in Emsworth, Hampshire after March 14.

Price: £3,000.00
Posted in - 2000 (Laser & RS)
Hampshire
2767
Yes
No
Date posted - 07/03/2024