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Enterprise Boat Sales & Class Information

A fleet of Enterprise dinghies with their distinctive blue sails. Boat Sales and UK Class Information can be found here.

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The Enterprise is a classic and enduring sailboat designed for racing and leisure sailing. With a rich history dating back to the mid-20th century, this two-person, single-masted vessel is known for its versatility, stability, and ease of handling. Its simple yet effective design makes it a popular choice for both novice and experienced sailors, while its competitive racing class ensures thrilling regattas worldwide. The Enterprise Dinghy’s enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal and enduring contribution to the world of small boat sailing.

Closest Dinghies to an Enterprise

The Enterprise sailing dinghy is a unique and distinctive boat, so finding an exact match can be challenging. However, several other sailing dinghies share some similarities with the Enterprise in terms of size, crew capacity, and usage. Some of the closest sailing dinghies to an Enterprise include:

  1. Lark: The Lark is a two-person dinghy like the Enterprise, and it’s known for its competitive racing class and versatile sailing capabilities.
  2. GP14: The GP14 is another two-person dinghy with a long history and strong class racing. It’s similar in size and crew capacity to the Enterprise.
  3. Scorpion: The Scorpion is a high-performance two-person dinghy designed for racing. It’s slightly smaller than the Enterprise but offers similar excitement on the water.
  4. Fireball: The Fireball is a fast and challenging two-person dinghy designed for competitive racing. It’s known for its planing abilities and is a bit more demanding to sail than the Enterprise.
  5. Albacore: The Albacore is a two-person dinghy with a reputation for stability and ease of handling. It’s often used for both racing and recreational sailing.
  6. Wayfarer: The Wayfarer is a versatile and stable two- or three-person dinghy, making it suitable for various sailing experiences, from family outings to racing.

While these dinghies share some similarities with the Enterprise, each has its unique characteristics, and the best choice depends on your specific preferences and intended use, whether it’s racing, leisure sailing, or both. It’s advisable to try out different boats and consult with experienced sailors to determine which one aligns best with your needs and sailing style.

Enterprise Portsmouth Yardstick

The Portsmouth Yardstick is used to calculate the performance of mixed classes of boats in a handicap race. The lower the PY the faster the boat. For illustration – a Dart 18 has a PY of 832, a Laser 1 ILCA7 has a PY of 1100 and a Topper has a PY of 1365. More information and later PY numbers can be found here – RYA PY

  • Enterprise PY number is currently 1126

Enterprise Dinghy Gallery

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Enterprise Dinghies for Sale

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Enterprise complete + Combi-Trailers - VGC - Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk

Enterprise complete + Combi-Trailers - VGC - Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk

Complete ENTERPRISE Dinghy Combination Road Trailer / Launch Trolley Full set of Sails and Rigging Raced at Nationals by previous owner. Very serviceable Sails … but not new. Thoroughly inspected by professional boatbuilder. Brand new over-boom cover … older one included.

Price: £750.00
Posted in - Enterprise
Date posted - 24/05/2023

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