Dinghy Sports Envy 4.3
For sail training and family fun
Envy / Corsair Comparison
Specifications: Length:4.3 m
Hull Weight:83 kg
Sailing Weight:100 kg
Main:8 m2 Jib:3.3 m2 Spinnaker12 m2
The Envy 4.3 was born to fulfill the demand for a modern, safe and well built, cost effective production sailboat. The Envy will carry an adult and 1 to 4 kids for sailing schools or three adults for sailing training in comfort and safety. The boat sails well and is easy to maintain, built tough enough and light enough that an adult can load it onto a trailer with no lifting. The boat can also be rowed and carry a small outboard motor, for use as a fishing / rowing boat.
Until now all sailing schools and sailing club training programs have used sailboats for their fleets that are for various reasons unsuitable.
The hull shape of the Envy is similar to the Olympic 470, round bilged, full sections type hull that is very stable but also capable of a good turn of speed. The deck is a one piece moulding that incorporates side decks, seats, centre case and self draining floor in a non skid grip. The fact that the water runs out of the stern makes the boat unsinkable and eliminates the need for venturi bailers or buckets. Dinghy Sport is Australia's Premier Builder of sailboats for kids. Mark Phillips has been in sailboat building and design for over twenty years.
The Envy 4.3 is the first boat specially designed and built with Sail Training in mind. The mainsail can be reefed down so the boat remains comfortable in extreme conditions. It also sails very well under mainsail only with the jib lowered.
The Envy 4.3 will be ideal for of the family. Husband and Wife teams can sail together without all of the adjustable rig, wing mast, narrow hull, shallow cockpit and uncomfatable hassles of other sail trainers.
The kids can come along sailing and have lessons from Mum & Dad in the morning. On Sundays the family can explore the bays and inlets. This boat cannot sink or even fill up. By lowering the jib the boat will sit easily on the beach at lunchtime as the full length battens will stop the mainsail flapping.
The boat also comes with a bumper bow for protection of the bow and other boats. The spars are anodised alloy, and sealed for safety. The foils are fibreglass by "Freddy Foils". The rudder box is cast alloy and the sails are dacron. The hulls are foam (core mat) construction polyester, are one design from the same mould.
The sports version has a spinnaker and trapeze kits added.