J/80

The J/80 Sportsyacht is designed to be a safe and exciting keelboat. The 8 meter yacht can comfortably accommodate 5 students and the Instructor/Skipper, is easy to manage and cannot capsize.

J/80

Beaufort Venture

Beaufort Venture is an Elan 36 and is the mainstay of our Competent Crew and Day Skipper training.

Beaufort Venture

Sting – 6.5m 115hp

Sting is a 6.5m boat powered by a 115hp Selva Marine Outboard. Sting is used for powerboat teaching.

Wasp – 7.5m 150hp

Wasp is regularly seen in action on Intermediate and Advanced Powerboat Courses, as well as RIB Trips of Dublin Bay. She’s powered by a 150hp Selva Marine Engine.

Rash – 9m Twin 200hp

Driven by two 200hp Suzuki engines Rash is regularly in action on Advanced Powerboat Courses and RIB Tours and Transfers.

Smaller RIBs

We’ve a wide range of smaller powerboats and RIBs making up our powerboat fleet of over 30 boats.

Buzz – 7.5m 200hp (NEW!)

The 200hp Selva Marine outboard, Buzz, is a new to the fleet and can be seen in action on Advanced Powerboat Courses and RIB Tours and Transfers.

Secus – 4.5m 40hp (NEW!)

Our 4.5m Secus with 40hp engines are ideal for graduates of the National Powerboat Certificate who want to practice close quarter maneuvers and explore Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Yak – 4m 15hp

On the National Powerboat Course, we use these boats to practise tiller arm manoeuvres and introduce novice drivers to power boating for the first time for a short period of the first day. Equipped with a Yamaha 15hp engine, these boats are fast and nimble, perfect for sailing safety boat activities.

Optimist Dinghy

The Optimist was designed in 1947 and later modified to its current form. The Optimist is safe, easy and fun to sail. Our 7-10 years group make use of this boat. Its plastic hull makes it the ideal boat to introduce youngsters to the joys of sailing. Our fleet of Optimists consists of over 50 boats which are stored in the Coal Harbour on pontoons where the 7-10 years group sail from. This removes the need for the younger children to pull boats up and down slipway.

Bug

The Bug is a confidence inspiring junior training boat that is highly versatile. She can be sailed, rowed or motored, thus providing the ability to be a trainer, a tender, and adventure boat or a racer.

Topper Dinghy

The Topper serves as our beginner workhorse on our 11-14 years groups. They’re versatile and easy to manage, the ideal boat for this age group to take to the water for the first time in.

RS Feva

The RS Feva is used by our 11-14 years advanced sailors. Launching from the coal harbour within the walls of Dun Laoghaire harbour the Feva allows for spinnaker and race training along with developing boat handling and seamanship skills.

RS Zest

The RS Zest is used by our 15-17 year old sailors on weekly courses as well as our beginner adult dinghy programmes.

RS Quest

The RS Quest is a stable and easy to control dinghy used on our 15-17 years sections as well as more advanced adult dinghy courses.

RS Neo

The RS Neo is a singlehanded British sailboat sailboat that was designed by Paul Handley and RS Sailing as a racer and first built in 2017. It is a stable and easy to control dinghy used primarily on our dinghy courses for adults.

RS Aero

The RS Aero is a British sailing dinghy that was designed by Jo Richards as a one-design racer and first built in 2014. The boat can mainly be seen on our dinghy courses for adults.

Laser Pico

The Laser Pico dinghy is a small sailboat used primarily for our children’s courses throughout the year. It can be crewed by up to two children or one adult.

Topper Dinghy

The Topper was designed by Ian Proctor in 1977. The Topper was originally designed to be built out of glass reinforced plastic but was re-engineered to be made of injection moulded polypropylene which was much more damage resistant and proved immensely popular in sailing schools in the UK and Ireland. At one point in the boats lifetime the Topper was the largest injection moulded mass production plastic component in the world. At 11′ the Topper is designed to be car “toppable” and the mast splits into two sections, allowing the spars (mast and boom) to be stored and transported.

The Topper Dinghy is sailed regularly by our 11-14 years beginner groups. Our fleet consists of over 80 Topper Dinghies.

 

Powerboats

We have a wide variety of craft available for teaching on all our courses.  From our most basic small yaks to the flagship of the fleet all craft are perfectly suited to teach every level from novices on their first day powerboating to the advanced driver going to sea in rougher weather.

Rash

Rash, the flagship of our fleet is a 9 metre boat built by Stingray Marine in South Africa to our exacting specifications. Including features such as a fully equipped Garmin electronics package, 13 person liferaft, stainless steel keel strip, 13 demountable jockey seats and twin Suzki 200hp outboard motors. Rash is certainly one of the highest specification RIBs in Dun Laoghaire and is fully licensed to P3 and P6 standards by the Department of the Marine. Rash is capable of speeds over 50 knots.

Rash is used for powerboat excursions, film and television and on our Advanced Powerboat Course.

Sting

STING is a 6.5 metre boat built by Stingray Marine in South Africa.  Sting was built from new to the exact specifications of the Irish National Powerboat School, she is fully equipped to P3 and P6 standards as required by the Irish Department of the Marine.  Fully equipped with a Garmin electronics package and a Suzuki 175hp outboard motor, Sting is capable of speeds of up to 42kts.

Ribtec 1&2

Our two smaller Ribtecs are the workhorse of the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School, at 4.5 metres they are not the biggest boats in the world but they are ideal for introducing students to console controlled boats.  Both our Ribtecs are equipped with Yamaha 40hp engines that have proven to be the most reliable engines enduring tough work every day since their purchase.

Fjordstar 4.5m

Latvian built Fjordstars are sound, comfortable and spacious RIBs. Our 4.0m Fjordstar is equipped with a 40hp Selva Marine Engine and is used alongside the Ribtecs to introduce students to the console driven boats. Our 4.5m Fjordstar was new to the fleet in 2018, and will soon be joined by a larger 7m boat, expected to arrive in Spring 2019.

Yak

The Irish National Sailing School uses these small plastic boats as their main safety boat fleet.  On the National Powerboat Course, we use these boats to practise tiller arm manoeuvres and introduce novice drivers to power boating for the first time for a short period of the first day.  Equipped with a Yamaha 15hp engine, these boats are fast and nimble, perfect for sailing safety boat activities. Our fleet of Yaks numbers over 15 boats.

Reviews

star rating  Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

lizzyvallely
July 28, 2020

star rating  I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and... read more

PatrickKinsella
June 1, 2017

star rating  I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and... read more

PatrickKinsella
July 1, 2017
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