Used Enterprise Dinghy Price Guide

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About the Enterprise Dinghy

The Enterprise is a two-man sloop-rigged hiking sailing dinghy with distinctive blue sails. Despite being one of the older classes of dinghies, it remains popular in the United Kingdom and about a dozen other countries, and is used for both cruising and racing. It has a combination of size, weight, and power which appeals to all ages, and to sailing schools. The Enterprise is accredited as an International Class by the International Sailing Federation, the ISAF.

The Enterprise is most often sailed with no spinnaker. However the international class rules allow the decision of whether to allow spinnakers to be made by the national authority. In the U.K. and Canada, no spinnakers are allowed until 2002 when a new PY handicap was introduced in the UK to allow spinnakers to be used in multi class racing in clubs, although spinnakers may still not be used in "Class" racing; in the United States they are allowed.

Early boats wooden and GRP boats used buoyancy bags fixed under the benches and thwarts for internal buoyancy but nowadays foam reinforced plastic built boats have built in buoyancy tanks improving stiffness and removing much of the maintenance associated with buoyancy bags. Wooden boats still tend to have buoyancy bags to the rear and a forward bulkhead.

Enterprises provide close tactical racing, as opposed to some modern designs, which are considered "boat speed-obsessed". However, top Enterprise sailors depend more on expensive equipment and exotic materials than sailors in stricter one-design classes such as the Laser, where all boats are identical.

History of the Enterprise Dinghy

Originally "The News Chronicle Enterprise", this predates Jack Holt's other newspaper sponsored Mirror Dinghy as the first UK sailing dinghy to be sponsored by a national newspaper.

The first two Enterprises built were sailed from Dover to Calais both as a test and for advertising purposes. This feat was recreated on the Enterprise's 50th anniversary, but this time the two boats were sailed both to France and back again!

Design of the Enterprise Dinghy

The hull of an Enterprise is of double chine form and boats are available constructed in Wood, GRP, or composite (GRP Hull, wooden deck).

An Enterprise Dinghy is relatively unstable in comparison with other dinghies of similar performance, they have handling characteristics which would generally be associated with much faster designs.

Enterprise Dinghy Specifications, Facts & Figures

Length Overall13' 3"4039 mm
Waterline Length12' 11"3900 mm
Beam5' 3"1600 mm
Draft (Centreboard Up)8"203 mm
Draft (Centreboard Down)3' 10"1200 mm
Mast Length 6200 mm
Min Hull weight (with fittings)207 lbs94 kg
Sail area (Mainsail and Jib)115 ft210.70 m2
DesignerJack Holt
Construction OptionsWood; Solid GRP; Foam Core GRP; Composite (GRP Hull, Wooden Deck)
Class RulesAvailable at International Sailing Federation Website
Enterprise dinghies at London Corinthian SC

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Enterprise Dinghy Class Association

Benefits of membership of The Enterprise Association United Kingdom:

The Enterprise Association exists to protect the interests of the owners and organises a frequent Open Meeting programme, both inland and on the sea together with the various National Championships. The governing body of the Association is elected by the members and consists of both family members and racing enthusiasts giving a balanced approach to organising and ensuring the future of the class.

The Enterprise Association can help with:

  • Excellent value insurance tailored to the needs of Enterprise owners.
  • The opportunity to participate in organised events around the country - racing, cruising and training.
  • Information on Boats for Sale and Wanted.
  • Enterprise Plans and drawings
  • Measurement Certificates

Enterprise Boats and Accessories For Sale

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Where are Enterprise Dinghies sailed?

As one of the most popular classes of sailing dinghy in the world, the distinctive blue sails of the International Enterprise can be found all over the place. This is a list of UK Sailing Clubs with an interest in the Enterprise class (Information sourced and compiled from the Websites of individual Sailing Clubs and the Club list at the Class Association Website).
The "regions" here are as defined by the Enterprise Association. Each region has a seperate area within the Association Website.

This table can be sorted by clicking the column headers.

Club Link Location Region
Abbey Sailing ClubAbbey Sailing ClubOxfordshire - AbingdonSouth East
Aldenham Sailing ClubAldenham Sailing ClubHertfordshire - ElstreeEastern
Aldridge Sailing ClubAldridge Sailing ClubWest Midlands - AldridgeMidlands
Alton Water Sports CentreAlton Water Sports CentreSuffolk - StuttonEastern
Aquarius Sailing ClubAquarius Sailing ClubMiddlesex - Hampton 
Arden Sailing ClubArden Sailing ClubWorcestershire - DeffordMidlands
Ardleigh Sailing ClubArdleigh Sailing ClubEssex - ColchesterEastern
Ariel Sailing ClubAriel Sailing ClubMiddlesex - TeddingtonSouth East
Attenborough Sailing ClubAttenborough Sailing ClubNottinghamshire - Long EatonMidlands
Avon Sailing ClubAvon Sailing ClubGloucestershire - ChaceleySevernside
Barnt Green Sailing ClubBarnt Green Sailing ClubWest Midlands - Cofton HackettMidlands
Bassenthwaite Sailing ClubBassenthwaite Sailing ClubCumbria - CockermouthNorth West
Beccles Amateur Sailing ClubBeccles Amateur Sailing ClubSuffolk - BecclesBroads
Berwick Sailing ClubBerwick Sailing ClubNorthumberland - Berwick Upon TweedScotland
Bewl Valley Sailing ClubBewl Valley Sailing ClubKent - LamberhurstSouth East
Bowmoor Sailing ClubBowmoor Sailing ClubGloucestershire - LechladeSouth East
Bristol Corinthian Yacht ClubBristol Corinthian Yacht ClubSomerset - AxbridgeSevernside
Brixham Yacht ClubBrixham Yacht ClubDevon - BrixhamSouth East
Broadwater Sailing ClubBroadwater Sailing ClubMiddlesex - HarefieldEastern, South East
Brookvale and Sparkhill Sailing ClubBrookvale and Sparkhill Sailing ClubWarwickshire - BirminghamMidlands
Buckenham Sailing ClubBuckenham Sailing ClubNorfolk - ClaxtonBroads
Burghfield Sailing ClubBurghfield Sailing ClubBerkshire - ReadingSouth East
Burton Sailing ClubBurton Sailing ClubDerbyshire - ReptonMidlands
Cam Sailing ClubCam Sailing ClubCambridgeshire - WaterbeachEastern
Cardiff Bay Yacht ClubCardiff Bay Yacht ClubSouth Glamorgan - CardiffSevernside
Carsington Sailing ClubCarsington Sailing ClubDerbyshire - AshbourneMidlands
Chester Sailing and Canoeing ClubChester Sailing and Canoeing ClubCheshire - ChesterNorth West
Chipstead Sailing ClubChipstead Sailing ClubKent - near SevenoaksSouth East
Cookham Reach Sailing ClubCookham Reach Sailing ClubBerkshire - CookhamSouth East
Corus Sailing ClubCorus Sailing ClubWest Glamorgan - Port TalbotSevernside
Cramond Boat ClubCramond Boat ClubMidlothian - EDINBURGHScotland
Crawley Mariners Yacht ClubCrawley Mariners Yacht ClubWest Sussex - CrawleySouth East
Dabchicks Sailing ClubDabchicks Sailing ClubEssex - ColchesterEastern
Datchet Water Sailing ClubDatchet Water Sailing ClubBerkshire - HortonSouth East
Deben Yacht ClubDeben Yacht ClubSuffolk - WoodbridgeEastern
Dell Quay Sailing ClubDell Quay Sailing ClubWest Sussex - ChichesterSouth East
Delph Sailing ClubDelph Sailing ClubLancashire - BoltonNorth West
Dorchester Sailing ClubDorchester Sailing ClubOxfordshire - Near AbingdonSouth East
Dovestone Sailing ClubDovestone Sailing ClubLancashire - OldhamNorth West
Draycote Water Sailing ClubDraycote Water Sailing ClubWarwickshire - RugbyMidlands
Earlswood Lakes Sailing ClubEarlswood Lakes Sailing ClubWest Midlands - SolihullMidlands
East Lothian Yacht ClubEast Lothian Yacht ClubEast Lothian - North BerwickScotland
Elton Sailing ClubElton Sailing ClubLancashire - BuryNorth West
Ely Sailing ClubEly Sailing ClubCambridgeshire - ElyEastern; Broads
Emberton Park Sailing ClubEmberton Park Sailing ClubBuckinghamshire - OlneyEastern, Midlands
Errwood Sailing ClubErrwood Sailing ClubCheshire - StockportNorth West
Etherow Country Park Sailing ClubEtherow Country Park Sailing ClubCheshire - StockportNorth West
Exe Sailing ClubExe Sailing ClubDevon - ExmouthSouth West
Filey Sailing ClubFiley Sailing ClubYorkshire - FileyNorth East
Forfar Sailing ClubForfar Sailing ClubAngus - ForfarScotland
Frampton on Severn Sailing ClubFrampton on Severn Sailing ClubGloucestershire - Frampton On SevernSevernside
Frensham Pond Sailing ClubFrensham Pond Sailing ClubSurrey - FarnhamSouth East
Girton Sailing ClubGirton Sailing ClubNottinghamshire - GirtonMidlands
Grafham Water Sailing ClubGrafham Water Sailing ClubCambridgeshire - HuntingdonEastern
Great Moor Sailing ClubGreat Moor Sailing ClubBuckinghamshire - BuckinghamSouth East
Gresford Sailing ClubGresford Sailing ClubClwyd - WrexhamNorth West
Halifax Sailing ClubHalifax Sailing ClubYorkshire - HalifaxNorth East
Hampton Sailing ClubHampton Sailing ClubMiddlesex - HamptonSouth East
Henley Sailing ClubHenley Sailing ClubBerkshire - WargraveSouth East
Hickling Broad Sailing ClubHickling Broad Sailing ClubNorfolk - HicklingBroads
Hollowell Sailing ClubHollowell Sailing ClubNorthamptonshire - HollowellMidlands
Hooe Point Sailing ClubHooe Point Sailing ClubDevon - PlymouthSouth West
Horning Sailing ClubHorning Sailing ClubNorfolk - HorningBroads
Hornsea Sailing ClubHornsea Sailing ClubEast Yorkshire - HornseaNorth East
Hunts Sailing ClubHunts Sailing ClubCambridgeshire - St IvesEastern
Hykeham Sailing ClubHykeham Sailing ClubLincolnshire - North HykehamNorth East
Island Barn Reservoir Sailing ClubIsland Barn Reservoir Sailing ClubSurrey - West MoleseySouth East
Killington Sailing AssociationKillington Sailing AssociationCumbria - Killington ReservoirNorth West
King George Sailing ClubKing George Sailing ClubLondon - ChingfordEastern
Largo Bay Sailing ClubLargo Bay Sailing ClubFife - Lower LargoScotland
Lensbury Sailing ClubLensbury Sailing ClubMiddlesex - TeddingtonSouth East
Littleton Sailing ClubLittleton Sailing ClubMiddlesex - SheppertonSouth East
Llandegfedd Sailing ClubLlandegfedd Sailing ClubGwent - nr PontypoolSevernside
Llangorse Sailing ClubLlangorse Sailing ClubPowys - BreconSevernside
Loch Earn Sailing ClubLoch Earn Sailing ClubPerthshire - St FillansScotland
Loch Lomond Sailing ClubLoch Lomond Sailing ClubDunbartonshire - Loch LomondScotland
Loch Venachar Sailing ClubLoch Venachar Sailing ClubPerthshire - CallenderScotland
London Corinthian Sailing ClubLondon Corinthian Sailing ClubLondon - HammersmithSouth East
Looe Sailing ClubLooe Sailing ClubCornwall - East LooeSouth West
Maidenhead Sailing ClubMaidenhead Sailing ClubBerkshire - MaidenheadSouth East
Maidstone Sailing ClubMaidstone Sailing ClubKent - MaidstoneSouth East
Marlow Sailing ClubMarlow Sailing ClubBuckinghamshire - near MarlowSouth East
Melton Mowbray Sailing ClubMelton Mowbray Sailing ClubLeicestershire - Melton MowbrayMidlands
Merthyr Tydfil Sailing ClubMerthyr Tydfil Sailing ClubMid Glamorgan - Merthyr TydfilSevernside
Middle Nene Sailing ClubMiddle Nene Sailing ClubNorthamptonshire - ThrapstonEastern, Midlands
Midland Sailing ClubMidland Sailing ClubWarwickshire - BirminghamMidlands
Mid-Warwickshire Yacht ClubMid-Warwickshire Yacht ClubWarwickshire - Leaminton SpaMidlands
Minima Yacht ClubMinima Yacht ClubSurrey - Kingston Upon ThamesSouth East
Mounts Bay Sailing ClubMounts Bay Sailing ClubCornwall - MarazionSouth West
Newbiggin by the Sea Sailing ClubNewbiggin by the Sea Sailing ClubNorthumberland - Newbiggin by the SeaNorth East
North Staffs Sailing ClubNorth Staffs Sailing ClubStaffordshire - Stoke-on-TrentNorth West
Northampton Sailing ClubNorthampton Sailing ClubNorthamptonshire - BrixworthMidlands
Norwich Frostbite Sailing ClubNorwich Frostbite Sailing ClubNorfolk - Thorpe St AndrewBroads
Nottingham Sailing ClubNottingham Sailing ClubNottinghamshire - West BridgfordMidlands
Notts County Sailing ClubNotts County Sailing ClubNottinghamshire - NottinghamMidlands
Ogston Sailing ClubOgston Sailing ClubDerbyshire - AshoverNorth East
Olton Mere Sailing ClubOlton Mere Sailing ClubWest Midlands - SolihullMidlands
Otley Sailing ClubOtley Sailing ClubYorkshire - OtleyNorth East
Papercourt Sailing ClubPapercourt Sailing ClubSurrey - RipleySouth East
Parkstone Yacht ClubParkstone Yacht ClubDorset - PooleSouth East
Penarth Yacht ClubPenarth Yacht ClubGlamorgan - PenarthSevernside
Pennine Sailing ClubPennine Sailing ClubSouth Yorkshire - Dunford BridgeNorth East
Penzance Sailing ClubPenzance Sailing ClubCornwall - PenzanceSouth West
Pilkington Sailing ClubPilkington Sailing ClubMerseyside - St.HelensNorth West
Port Dinorwic Sailing ClubPort Dinorwic Sailing ClubGwynedd - Y FelinheliNorth West
Porthpean Sailing ClubPorthpean Sailing ClubCornwall - St. AustellSouth West
Portishead Yacht and Sailing ClubPortishead Yacht and Sailing ClubGloucestershire - BristolSevernside
Ragley Sailing ClubRagley Sailing ClubWarwickshire - AlcesterMidlands
Reading Sailing ClubReading Sailing ClubOxfordshire - Sonning EyeSouth East
Redditch Sailing ClubRedditch Sailing ClubWorcestorshire - RedditchMidlands
Redesmere Sailing ClubRedesmere Sailing ClubCheshire - RedesmereNorth West
Restronguet Sailing ClubRestronguet Sailing ClubCornwall - FalmouthSouth West
Ripon Sailing ClubRipon Sailing ClubNorth Yorkshire - KnaresboroughNorth East
Rollesby Broad Sailing ClubRollesby Broad Sailing ClubNorfolk - Ormesby St MichaelBroads
Rotherham Sailing ClubRotherham Sailing ClubSouth Yorkshire - HarthillNorth East
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht ClubRoyal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht ClubDevon - PlymouthSouth West
Royal Yorkshire Yacht ClubRoyal Yorkshire Yacht ClubEast Yorkshire - BridlingtonNorth East
Rudyard Lake Sailing ClubRudyard Lake Sailing ClubStaffordshire - LeekNorth West
Rugby and Daventry Sailing ClubRugby and Daventry Sailing ClubNorthamptonshire - DaventryMidlands
Rutland Sailing ClubRutland Sailing ClubLeicestershire - OakhamMidlands
Saddington Sailing ClubSaddington Sailing ClubLeicestershire - SaddingtonMidlands
Scammonden Water Sailing ClubScammonden Water Sailing ClubWest Yorkshire - HuddersfieldNorth East
Shearwater Sailing ClubShearwater Sailing ClubSomerset - CrockertonSevernside
Sheffield Viking Sailing ClubSheffield Viking Sailing ClubSouth Yorkshire - SheffieldNorth East
Shustoke Sailing ClubShustoke Sailing ClubWest Midlands - ColeshillMidlands
Silver Wing Sailing ClubSilver Wing Sailing ClubMiddlesex - StainesSouth East
Snettisham Beach Sailing ClubSnettisham Beach Sailing ClubNorfolk - Kings LynnEastern; Broads
Snowflake Sailing ClubSnowflake Sailing ClubNorfolk - HorningBroads
Solway Yacht ClubSolway Yacht ClubDumfries and Galloway - Nr DalbeattieScotland
South Bank Sailing ClubSouth Bank Sailing ClubLondon - PutneySouth East
South Shields Sailing ClubSouth Shields Sailing ClubTyne and Wear - South ShieldsNorth East
Southport Sailing ClubSouthport Sailing ClubLancashire - SouthportNorth West
St Ives Sailing ClubSt Ives Sailing ClubCornwall - St IvesSouth West
St Mary's Loch Sailing ClubSt MaryScottish Borders - Tibbie ShielsScotland
Staines Sailing ClubStaines Sailing ClubMiddlesex - StainesSouth East
Staunton Harold Sailing ClubStaunton Harold Sailing ClubDerbyshire - MelbourneMidlands
Stewartby Water Sports ClubStewartby Water Sports ClubBedfordshire - StewartbyEastern
Strand on the Green Sailing ClubStrand on the Green Sailing ClubLondon - ChiswickSouth East
Sussex Yacht ClubSussex Yacht ClubWest Sussex - ShorehamSouth East
Sutton Sailing ClubSutton Sailing ClubEast Midlands - Sutton ColdfieldMidlands
Tamworth Sailing ClubTamworth Sailing ClubWarwickshire - Sutton ColdfieldMidlands
Taplow Lake Sailing ClubTaplow Lake Sailing ClubBuckinghamshire - BurnhamSouth East
Tenby Sailing ClubTenby Sailing ClubPembrokeshire - TenbySevernside
Toddbrook Sailing ClubToddbrook Sailing ClubDerbyshire - Whaley BridgeNorth West
Twickenham Yacht ClubTwickenham Yacht ClubMiddlesex - TwickenhamSouth East
Tynemouth Sailing ClubTynemouth Sailing ClubTyne and Wear - TynemouthNorth East
Ulley Sailing ClubUlley Sailing ClubSouth Yorkshire - AughtonNorth East
Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht ClubWaveney and Oulton Broad Yacht ClubSuffolk - Oulton BroadBroads
Weir Wood Sailing ClubWeir Wood Sailing ClubEast Sussex - Forest RowSouth East
Welton Sailing ClubWelton Sailing ClubEast Yorkshire - Nr HullNorth East
West Lancashire Yacht ClubWest Lancashire Yacht ClubLancashire - SouthportNorth West
West Oxfordshire Sailing ClubWest Oxfordshire Sailing ClubOxfordshire - HardwickSouth East
West Riding Sailing ClubWest Riding Sailing ClubYorkshire - WakefieldNorth East
Weston Sailing ClubWeston Sailing ClubHampshire - SouthamptonSouth East
Whitefriars Sailing ClubWhitefriars Sailing ClubWiltshire - Ashton KeynesSevernside
Wigan Sailing ClubWigan Sailing ClubLancashire - WiganNorth West
Wilsonian Sailing ClubWilsonian Sailing ClubKent - RochesterSouth East
Winsford Flash Sailing ClubWinsford Flash Sailing ClubCheshire - WinsfordNorth West
Wraysbury Lake Sailing ClubWraysbury Lake Sailing ClubMiddlesex - StainesSouth East
Yeadon Sailing ClubYeadon Sailing ClubYorkshire - YeadonNorth East
Yorkshire Dales Sailing ClubYorkshire Dales Sailing ClubYorkshire - GrassingtonNorth East
Yorkshire Ouse Sailing ClubYorkshire Ouse Sailing ClubYorkshire - NABURNNorth East