Recreational Sunfish – Mahogany Blades

$4,220.00

Reintroduction of the recreational Sunfish with mahogany blades:
With the reintroduction of mahogany blades Laser Performance is able to offer the Sunfish at a reduced price ($3,990). Although not class legal, the recreational blades offer sailors the beauty and quality of mahogany along with easy maintenance fro one season to the next.

See product description below for more information.

Please contact us for availability.

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Frequently asked questions:

Q: Can I come and see a new Sunfish boats? 
A: Yes, we get boats in stock in the early spring and have them at our Avon, NY location.

Q: Do you charge for delivery?
A: Delivery is free to some areas of Conesus Lake. For other delivery areas:
Delivery Pricing by Area

Q: Can I mix sail colors with any hull color?
A: Yes, but please check with us about availability of the sail color you want.

Q: Can I race with these new mahogany blades?
A: The new blades are not class legal. The benefit is that they are forgiving blades. They can be cleaned up with sandpaper and varnish, and with proper maintenance, they will last a lifetime.

Q. Can I get my recreation version of the Sunfish with a fiberglass daggerboard and rudder? 
A. Yes. The boat with fiberglass blades and the recreational rig is $4,495.00

Q: Can I upgrade to class legal blades later?
A: Certainly. As of Spring of 2015, the cost of a rudder blade is $290 and the daggerboard is $365.

Q: Are the hull and standing rig of the Sunfish are all identical?
A: Short answer, absolutely.
We have been asked this question regarding trade-ins for new Sunfish. Once the Sunfish is delivered to the new owners’ house they are beautiful. True, the new hulls do look quite a bit different from the earlier aluminum trimmed boats. So beautiful and new looking that we have witnessed a new owner take out a measuring tape to be sure he is getting the same boat to replace his faded and well-used Sunfish. Never worry, Laser Performance quality assures perfect, class legal hulls and rigs with every Sunfish produced. A 1970 Sunfish measures in the same as a 2015.

Reintroduction of mahogany blades:
With the reintroduction of mahogany blades Laser Performance is able to offer the Sunfish at a reduced price ($4,220 – Price as of 9/1/2015). Although not class legal, the recreational blades offer sailors the beauty and quality of mahogany along with easy maintenance fro one season to the next.

Video of a comparison of mahogany and GRP blades:

 

Hull and sail colors available for 2014:

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LaserPerformance is the only builder of the original Sunfish
They produces about six new Sunfish per day at their shop in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  We have always liked the new Sunfish for its versatility as a kid-friendly family boat, and an all out racing machine. With a newer designed rolled deck edge introduced in the late 1980s the newer boats avoid the water intrusion problems inherent in the older boats. We recognize the Sunfish as an amazing boat because it has such a long and rich heritage. Sunfish sailors are an incredibly diverse group who share a passion for one of the most popular boats ever conceived.

The Sunfish is the most popular recreational sailboat in history.
Its classic design, unmatched stability and sailing ease sunfish_5_400are enjoyed by all ages. Owners appreciate the lightweight hull, which easily travels on the top of a car. The ultra-durable construction ensures years of maintenance-free enjoyment. Sailing trips are a breeze, just load the Sunfish on your car and go!

This is the classic boat you grew up with.
The Sunfish has two easy to rig lines and easy-snap sail rings. World class racers such as Dennis Conner, of America’s Cup fame, and Gary Hoyt, who developed the Freedom class and won the first Sunfish worlds in 1972, learned to sail at the slim wooden tiller of the Sunfish.

From Will White’s  “The Sunfish Book”
The Sunfish is pure sailing—the sail in the wind, the board in the water, and you in the hull in between—one hand on the tiller, the other on the sheet and the wind in your hair. Pure sailboat racing, too. For the racing sailor, it is the essence of yacht racing. It was the first truly one-design boat, rigidly controlled by the manufacturer, with even the sails limited to one loft (for measured sails) and very little that could be done in the way of adding expensive go-fasts. No need for a new set of sails every year. No need to keep buying or changing expensive hardware to keep up with the latest sailing theory.

Shoreline Sailboats located in  Avon, NY

 

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