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March 14, 2019 3 min read

Buying a new Laser Sailing Dinghy

If you're looking to buy a brand new Laser sailing dinghy then you've come to the right place. Whether it's a Laser 4.7, Laser Radial of Laser Standard MKII we can help.

Here at Sailing Chandlery we are an authorised Laser Performance dealer for class legal official parts and also brand new boats. We're also 5 star rated by our customers on TrustPilot.

In this article we'll cover the basics of the Laser sailing dinghy, what it can be used for, what's included with a boat and possible next steps in your purchase.

We understand that buying a new boat is an important investment for you, we will help support you with impartial advice from initial discussion through to delivery and set up of the boat with you.

New Laser Boat Packages

About the Laser

The Laser is the Worlds most popular sailing dinghy, you would be hard pushed to visit a dinghy sailing club across the World that doesn't have a Laser in their dinghy park.

The reason the Laser boat is popular is because of it's flexibility, the three rig options allow sailors from 35kg up to fully grown adults to sail the same hull but with different sail variations. The rigs are very easy to swap and means you can grow with the boat or adjust the rig to the conditions to get your perfect sailing experience.

Designed in the 1969 the boat was initially designed as a car toppable sailing dinghy and its journey has now led it to be the Olympic boat for ladies and men. 

Whether you're looking for a boat to sail casually, or a boat to race competitively it's very likely the Laser will meet your needs.

Facts and figures


  • Transport - Car toppable or on a road trailer
  • Capacity - 1 - 2 people
  • Race Level - Club - International
  • Mode - 4.7, Radial or Standard
  • Length - 13.81FT/4.21M
  • Beam - 4.49FT/1.37M
  • Draft - 2.62FT/0.8M
  • Sail Area - Depends on rig chosen
  • Skill Level - Beginner to Expert

What's included

If you were to purchase your new Laser sailing dinghy you would receive the following items.


  • The hull
  • Mast with carbon top mast 
  • Boom
  • Sail
  • Sail numbers
  • XD kit
  • Rope pack
  • Rudder
  • Daggerboard
  • Carbon tiller and tiller extension

It's important to note that the boat price does not include a boat cover and launching trolley as standard.

Boat Packages Including Extras

We've put together a boat package which includes a cover and trolley giving you everything you need to go sailing. It's vary rare that our customers don't want a cover or trolley.

If you would require additional items, for example, a road trailer or a different rig as well we can tailor make your new Laser boat package to your exact needs.

Laser Boat Packages

Delivery times

Boats can typically be available within one to two weeks and we can deliver to anywhere in the UK.


Got questions about the Laser? Get in touch, we're here to help and are always happy to answer questions you might have.