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The best choice for sailing family

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

6.2m with 70hp

The Herbert family spent many years supporting their children’s sailing in a wide variety of classes, both in New Zealand and internationally. The moment they set foot in a Salthouse Coach Boat, they knew they were onto something that would make their sailing lives so much better. Their 6.2m enabled them to continue to support their kids as they progressed into the faster foiling classes, while importantly allowing mum and dad to stay dry and comfortable.

“After having several traditional coach boats we realised that standard Rib designs were not fit for purpose given the rapid growth of 'apparent-wind' sailing and foiling. We were coaching and providing support at many regattas and it wasn't until we got to spend a weekend on the new Salthouse coach boat that it was obvious that this design would solve many of the issues we were experiencing with the traditional ribs. We purchased a Salthouse 6.2m coach boat which we have used now for coaching sailors from the Open Bic Skiff, Starlings, Foiling WASZPs, Wind Foil, Wing Foil, Moths, and even matchracing keelers. The versatility of this boat is like no other be that for batten adjustment between races, on-the-water repairs, chasing foiling craft for line-of-sight tuning or video this has been a coach boat that comfortably and safely delivers it all. The team at Salthouse Boat catered and customised the finish and fitout to our requirements.”

Bruce Herbert – Kiwi Sailing Coach


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