Sunfish General Info

Simple and Durable Designed in 1952, the Sunfish is a miracle of simplicity and function. The sail plan requires just two lines and the boat can be set up and sailing in less than five minutes. The patented kick-up rudder system allows full beach landings with no problems.

The Sunfish hull is light enough to secure on top of your car with ease, and the sturdy Vanguard construction ensures that your Sunfish will provide years of virtually maintenance free enjoyment.

The Sunfish combines performance, stability, and durability in a package that appeals to beginners and experts alike.

Active Racing Fleet If it's racing you crave, the International Sunfish Class has a full time staff that sanctions more than 1000 events each year. Add the hundreds of local and regional events to that list and you can stay pretty busy racing your Sunfish. The class will keep you posted with information and performance tips in it's quarterly magazine, Windward Leg.

The elegant simplicity, performance, and intelligent economy of the Sunfish are unmatched. Fortune magazine called it "one of the 25 best designed products in America," -- that explains why Sunfish enjoys such a fantastic resale value.

Everyone Can Sail Old or young, tall or short, expert or beginner, the Sunfish will provide you with years of fun, and write your ticket to the world of wind. You will find Sunfish in resorts around the world and in your own backyard.


  • Ultimate beach boat Stable, fast and fun!
  • Extremely durable and proven design
  • Easy to rig and transport (can be car topped)
  • Convenient storage compartment in the cockpit
  • Molded in keel is designed to take the abuse of repeated beach landings
  • Patented kick-up rudder makes beach launching, landing, and shallow water sailing effortless
  • Self-bailing cockpit

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