New Sunfish Available

signal charlie

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Spoke to Bill Crane today at LP, they have 200 Sunfish hulls in the warehouse and dealers have some as well. He said dealer orders or direct orders were welcome!
 

signal charlie

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Well I know of 4, Dinghy Shop, Yankee Boating Center and TOAD Marine. Our local Dealer in Pensacola Beach sells a few parts and can order the rest. If we are nice and order a lot he gives us a discount. Last I knew he had a new 2014 boat left over from the Sunfish Masters.

As for LP having spare parts, as of late last year they were getting their parts suppliers back up to speed, trying to meet spares requirement and keep all the new boats outfitted. New hull are being built in both China and the UK, Blue Ice is the color of choice now. Some of the prices for parts are surprisingly low, especially for the new sails. We have bought one and found it to be of nice quality, especially for $250 USD. https://www.laserperformance.us/parts/sails/sunfish-sail?lang=en_US
 
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As for LP having spare parts, as of late last year they were getting their parts suppliers back up to speed, trying to meet spares requirement and keep all the new boats outfitted. New hull are being built in both China and the UK, Blue Ice is the color of choice now. Some of the prices for parts are surprisingly low, especially for the new sails. We have bought one and found it to be of nice quality, especially for $250 USD. https://www.laserperformance.us/parts/sails/sunfish-sail?lang=en_US
A friend just got a new boat from Colie Sails in NJ a few weeks back. It is UK built but it is white with blue trim. I saw the HIN and it is definitely UK built. I heard they stopped with the baby blue/ice blue boats so that both China and UK boats would have the same color scheme.

LP found someone else other than North to make sails in China which accounts for the price change. Racing sails may or may not still be North-made. Class wants them to be North, but LP does not want to use North any longer. I will be at the midwinters this weekend so will know more next week.
 

L&VW

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as far as I know, Shoreline Sailboats in upstate New York is still a Sunfish dealer.
Ditto for Irwin Marine, who list themselves as Sunfish dealers—Laconia NH...:)

Spoke to Bill Crane today at LP, they have 200 Sunfish hulls in the warehouse and dealers have some as well. He said dealer orders or direct orders were welcome!
For newbies, LP is code for Laser Performance, a firm reputed to have sold Sunfish (sometimes). :rolleyes:
 

beldar boathead

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The Laser Performance site shows only Ice Blue Sunfish Shopping which is odd if the boats they are delivering are white! I guess all remains "normal" at LP :confused: I also see that APS is no longer selling entire Lasers and Sunfish - only parts. I wonder if they got fed up with lack of supply. I can't imagine there is a lack of demand.
 

norcalsail

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Last January, West Coast Sailing received twenty new Sunfish. They posted a picture but all were in boxes so I couldn't get a look at them.
 
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A friend just got a new boat from Colie Sails in NJ a few weeks back. It is UK built but it is white with blue trim. I saw the HIN and it is definitely UK built. I heard they stopped with the baby blue/ice blue boats so that both China and UK boats would have the same color scheme.

LP found someone else other than North to make sails in China which accounts for the price change. Racing sails may or may not still be North-made. Class wants them to be North, but LP does not want to use North any longer. I will be at the midwinters this weekend so will know more next week.
A brief update from the Midwinters. New racing sails are still Sri Lankan made, which indicates they are still North made. With one exception, the new UK boats were white with blue trim. Connor Blouin won in an Ice Blue UK boat built last year. However, despite the new 2019 white/blue UK boats, Jim Kohler from the Dinghy Shop on Long Island just got 20 new Ice Blue Sunfish in, so who knows what is going on in the gelcoat department in the UK. The website still shows Ice Blue as the only color.
 
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