Laser EPS No.242

  • Laser EPS No.242
  • Year: 1998
  • Length: 4.3m
  • Beam: 1.33m min to 2.4m max
  • Displacement: 53kg hull. 62.5 kg with wings
  • Location: Shedfield, Southampton
  • Availability: Brokerage Boat
  • Price: £675

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The Laser EPS (Equalised Performance Singlehander) was designed to provide a high performance ride for sailors of various weights, heights and levels of agility. Two adjustable Aero-wings mounted on a relatively narrow skiff-like hull combined with powereful rigs are the key ingredients.¬† In a review for Boats.com Peter Bentley, former Sailing Coach of the British Olympic Team, said of the Laser EPS: ‘Above you, a fully-battened sail, and below a hull that sails and feels more like a modern skiff than a traditional singlehander. The EPS puts its fine entry and 4.3-meter overall length to good effect to provide a very satisfying ride to windward. Steering is light and precise and even working through the short sharp chop, there is never any risk of losing control. Like any high-performance boat, maximum dynamic input from the helmsman will reap rewards in the form of speed, but with her wide wings and forgiving hull form, the EPS is also easy to sail at less than 100 percent. Pushing down hard in steep waves, it pays to get well back and the wings remain comfortably-shaped even when one sits on the back of them rather than the side.’

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Sails

One Laser Hyde mylar sail 9.3m - excellent condition
One Laser Hyde mylar sail 9.3m - very good condition

Rig

All carbon mast - UV protection varnish applied
Aluminium boom

Keel and Rudder

One rudder with tiller + extension
One centreboard

Trailer

One launching trolley in good condition

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.