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VANGUARD 15

Simple, Fast, and Fun.....

The Vanguard 15, the double-handed one-design boat of the future, is here today delivering high speed and fun in a simple, durable, lightweight package. The V-15 is the perfect boat for sailing in your local yacht club fleet, international caliber team racing or knocking around with the family. The V-15 is lighter, tougher, easier to transport, and more fun than any other boat in its class; and, like all Vanguard boats, it affords you access to all the knowledge, support, and service that Vanguard has become famous for over the past 25 years.

From the outset the V-15 was designed to provide high performance in an extremely simple, comfortable, and durable package. The V-15 hull shape was tank tested to plane easily in moderate air and carry a wide range of crew weights effortlessly. The result is a hull that can be sailed competitively by crews ranging from 260-340 lbs. The wide, flat stern provides unmatched stability and control in all wind and sea conditions.

Specifications:

  • LOA: 15'3"
  • Beam: 5'6"
  • Sail Area: 127 square feet
  • Draft (board down): 3'2"
  • Hull Weight: 190 lbs
  • Portsmouth# 92.3

    Features:

    • Hull and deck are a hand-laid, vacuum-bagged, fiberglass sandwich construction providing a light and durable structure
    • Harken blocks used throughout
    • Jib leads recessed, eliminates body and gear chafing hardware
    • Self-bailing cockpit
    • Beveled rails designed to fit the curve of your legs
    • Molded fiberglass kick-up rudder
    • Mainsheet bridle allows centerline sheeting without the use of a traveler
    • Non-tapered, one-piece mast with external halyards is virtually indestructible
    • Stable hull shape (wide aft)
      • Contributes to downwind stability
      • Revolutionary shape allows it to plane upwind in 12 knots of wind
      • Topside flair provides static stability


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