Tactically demanding, the 505 excels in all weather conditions and has become a favourite with top helmsmen around the world. Although a large and powerful dinghy, the 505 is stable and forgiving. The wide decks make it one of the most comfortable craft to sail, with good all round visibility. The forward hull form and wide forward flare ensure that it rarely drops its nose into a wave and the 505 has rightly gained the distinction of probably being the best sailing craft for its size in all weather conditions. The spinnaker, launched from a forward tube, boosts performance, offering dazzling rides down the reaches. However this craft requires a high degree of handling competence and tactical ability to achieve winning performance.
The Rondar Model
Rondar boats dominated the recent 505 Worlds at Kiel Germany, with first to fourth overall and 11 boats in the top twelve. Rondar Boats have been building the 505 dinghy for over 25 years and are now the predominant builder, winning over 180 national, international and world championships. Numerous innovative improvements to both design and construction have been introduced through our policy of product development.
New 2014 Model!
We are pleased to announce that we are in production with the NEW 2014 model, which offers significant structural and stiffness advantages, but still with the proven fastest hull firm in the world. read more...
Our standard boat features construction with SP Systems epoxy resins with tri-axial cloth. Carbon and kevlar reinforcement are used extensively in high stress areas and vacuum bag foam sandwich construction is used in deck and hull mouldings.