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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » H - Boats starting with 'H' » Highlander

 
Highlander Highlander
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100% of reviewers $1,700.00 9.0












Description: Highlander
Keywords: Highlander
 


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Review Date: Sun November 9, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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20' Sandy Douglas designed racing dinghy, similar to other Douglas designs. A fast, comfortable racing boat that easily switches to cruising. Can hold 8 adults comfortably. Normally sailed with 3 for racing. Sailplan includes 225 sq. ft. (main & jib) and a 300-sf spinnaker. Owners are found all over the US, but are centered in the Midwest. An active and enthusiastic Class Organization supports the boat with sanctioned regattas, a quarterly newsletter and some great advice for those restoring older Highlanders. Owners report high satisfaction--Highlanders are readily available for under $5K (good condition, w/trainer), and they represent a great value in a family dasailor/racer.
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Registered: June 2012
Review Date: Thu June 7, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,700.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Lots of room, Fast, easy to set up and sail
Cons:

This sailboat has been my favorite one of all. From race days to just lazy days when I would kick my leg over the tiller and sail into the sunset, I loved this boat. Sandy Douglas, who designed this boat, also designed the Flying Scott and the Thistle. With the Highlander, you get the speed of the Thistle and the space and steadiness of the Scot.

She planes easily and when that spinnaker fills up with air, hold on tightly. I bringing a cooler and would go out with friends for a few hours. You can stay dry on this boat if you wish to.

I sold her because I was moving out of the country. Now that I am in Florida I toy with finding another one but know its is not the right boat for these windy conditions.

I would recommend this boat to the beginner and for the avid one design sailer. There are plenty of Highlander fleets even though most are in the Midwest.
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