Model Yachting @

The Boatyard

The two links below are actively updated with new content on a regular basis.!

Online Shop - For all the DF and RC Laser goodies that we stock

Soch Sails - For info about all the Radio Sailing goodies that we produce

RC Laser Stuff

Click on the links below to find out more, these links are not regularly updated but pricing information should be correct.

RC Laser info

Why choose an RC Laser

RC Laser Spec

Buy an RC Laser

Spares, Parts & Accessories

Braid Upgrade Kit Instructions

RC Laser gallery

DF Stuff

The links below have not been updated for some time and any pricing info will not be correct. To purchase our DF products please check out our online shop

Dragonforce 65

Soch Sails

Hull & Deck Stickers

Dragonforce 65 Spares, Parts & Accessories

Dragonforce 65 Hints & Tips

Dragonforce 65 Gallery

Dragonforce 65 Instruction Manual

We have decided to "Facebook" it up and have started a page for our Model Yacht Division, sounds grand but it's just a facebook page. Clicky the magic "F" to take a look.

Why Choose an RC Laser

The RC Laser has, over the last few years become one of the most accessible routes into the model yachting world. After the initial purchase there are very few "add ons" that will make you go faster.

So if you are a multi millionaire or a kid who has saved his pocket money, you'll both be racing with the same boat.

Hassle Free Fun

The RC Laser is one of the simplest model yachts available today, but don't let it's simplicity fool you. You can be on the water within 5 minutes of arriving at your local sailing venue. The second time you sail you will be on the water in even less time, and each time after that you'll get faster and faster. The reason for this is that there are only 5 parts to put together. Hull, keel, rudder, mast and sail which have all been designed to go together easily.

The controls are easy to learn as the RC Laser operates with just two channels. One channel operates the rudder whilst the other allows you to operate the mainsheet.

Keep your RC Laser in the boot of your car, boat or motorhome and you'll quickly find that there are hundreds of locations suitable for sailing your boat. If you find yourself by a stretch of water that has knee deep water, then rig up and go sailing.

A Design Classic, Reliable and Robust

Much like Jim Drake & Hoyle Schweitzer's windsurfing board of the early 1970's, Bruce Kirby's Laser dinghy design of the same era has become a design classic and synonymous with performance sailing the world over.

So when it was suggested that a 1/4 scale model was designed and built as a cost effective entry into RC sailing, renowned yacht designer Jon Elmaleh teamed up with Bruce Kirby and developed the RC Laser that we see today. Again these two have produced a simple, easy to use product which appeals to all walks of life.

Being reliable in this world is a must, if your car is unreliable you sell it and get one that is, so for your leisure time it is imperative that your choice of RC boat is reliable. With only 5 parts to get on the water, standard easily available RC parts, no standing rigging to fiddle with and only limited adjutment on the control lines there is little to go wrong, making the RC Laser a reliable friend to have around.

Your RC Laser may recieve the best care and attention from you, but out on the water there are other boats that you aren't in control of. Being constructed from robust blow moulded polyethylene (like the Laser Funboat or Pico) there is little chance that any harm will come to your RC Laser. In handicap racing when RC Lasers race against other classes it is stipulated by the MYA that the RC Laser must be equipped with a bow bumper to protect the other classes, not the RC Laser. Thats how tough these boats are.

Low Initial Cost and Super Low Running Costs

The production concept for the RC Laser has been copied but never bettered. Once the expensive tooling is produced it lasts for many thousands of cycles, and because each boat is the same large orders can be placed by the manufacturer to keep costs down. The neat way that the RC Laser is packaged in the bag means that shipping costs can be kept down as everything comes in one bag. RC Lasers are often checked in as hold baggage for long distance trips with owners with nothing more than a few extra bits of padding in the blue bag, you wouldn't do that with your IOM class yacht I'm sure!

Ongoing costs are minimal, as once you've bought the boat you only need a set of batteries and you are on the water. Rechargable ones are recommended as you'll keep your costs down even further!

Parts and accessories for your RC Laser are cheap and readily available from us here at Abersoch Boatyard Services Ltd along with a bucket load of advice.

Conclusion

If you want a boat that can be sailed by all the family and raced when it takes your fancy you need an RC Laser.

If you are looking for a boat that is hassle free to own and run, cheap to buy, a blast to sail and is owned by many other like minded people, you need an RC Laser.

You need an RC Laser in your life!

Give Tim a call on 01758 713900, drop him an email or head over to our online shop

 

 

Latest News

31st May 2018

Busy busy busy, we're still here getting on with it, been a bit busy to do any updates on the website recently. Some seriuosly good boating weather over the last 2 weeks, today is flat but it might rain....

9th May 2018

Well that was a blast! Banky was a great success, Saturday never really came good but Sunday and Monday were classic Abersoch boating days. Weather is back to normal now with some showers and general greyness the order of the day.

1st May 2018

Bank Holiday weekend incoming and it looks like there might be some great prospects for boating over the three day weekend. If you have asked for your boat to be ready, then it is ready to go when you're ready. See you at the weekend!

18th April 2018

Heatwave!....nope, not here. Apparently it will get better as the day goes on but currently it is still windy, grey and a little bit showery. As for the heat....well I'm not sure we'll see that at all, we might get to the high teens but I'd be surprised if we hit the 20's. Still, it looks like Friday and Saturday could be boating days, so get down here and get on with it!

9th April 2018

Great day yesterday, some people even went boating, they came back smiling. You could do the same again today, it's lovely now the sun has come out.

7th April 2018

No boating today, it is a little bit damp, however tomorrow, Sunday, looks like an altogether better day. Boating? well you could if you were here!

4th April 2018

Suns out, water is flat enough, time to go boating if you are here but get down early as the weather looks like it might go off this afternoon.

3rd April 2018

So we are back in the world of websites once more and will hopefully be able to keep you all a little more up to date with what we are getting up to here at the yard. Nothing groundbreaking for 2018, the yard is still the same, the staff are still the same, it's another fun year at the yard....now if only the weather would play ball and it would stop raining.