Sandpiper 565

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Designer Leonardo da Costa Sayago
Location United Kingdom
Year 1972
No. built 1500
Builder(s) Sandpiper Marine and CL Sailboats
Boat weight 1,200 lb (544 kg)
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 18.50 ft (5.64 m)
LWL 15.00 ft (4.57 m)
Beam 7.08 ft (2.16 m)
Hull draft 2.90 ft (0.88 m) keel down
Hull appendages
Keel/board type lifting keel
Ballast 300 lb (136 kg)
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
General Fractional rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height) 23.50 ft (7.16 m)
J (foretriangle base) 7.00 ft (2.13 m)
P (mainsail luff) 18.00 ft (5.49 m)
E (mainsail foot) 8.00 ft (2.44 m)
Mainsail area 72.00 sq ft (6.689 m2)
Jib/genoa area 82.25 sq ft (7.641 m2)
Total sail area 154.25 sq ft (14.330 m2)

The Sandpiper 565 is trailerable sailboat that was designed by the British-based Portuguese naval architect Leonardo da Costa Sayago and first built in 1972. The design is out of production.[1][2][3]


The boat was built by Sandpiper Marine of Southampton, England, United Kingdom and CL Sailboats in Canada, with a total of 1500 completed.[1]

Royalties were not paid by CL Sailboats to produce the design.[1]

The design was also produced under license in Sweden as the Ockelbo OS 19.[1]


A Sandpiper 565 mooring with the keel up, in shallow water
Sandpiper 565

The Sandpiper 565 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a retractable fin keel. It displaces 1,200 lb (544 kg) and carries 300 lb (136 kg) of iron ballast.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 2.90 ft (0.88 m) with the keel down and 0.83 ft (0.25 m) with the keel retracted.[1]

The boat has hull speed of 5.19 kn (9.61 km/h).[2]

The design includes a high freeboard and a deep cockpit. It has sleeping accommodation for two adults and two small children below decks. The Sandpiper 565 was designed to be transported on a trailer towed by an automobile. With its fully retractable daggerboard keel it can operate in shallow water, including being easily beached.[4]

Operational history[edit]

In a review Michael McGoldrick wrote, "The Sandpiper's cabin has some real lounging space and plenty of room to sleep two adults, and possibility one or two young children. (The advertising literature claims that this boat can sleep 4 adults, which, strictly speaking, is true). This boat does have a fairly small cockpit, and with a total weight of 1200 pounds, it is starting to be a heavy load to pull behind a family car."[5]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e f Browning, Randy (2016). "Sandpiper 565 sailboat specifications and details". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Sandpiper 565". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2016). "Leonardo da Costa Sayago (1945-)". Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  4. ^ McGoldrick, Michael (2002). "Sandpiper 565". Sailquest. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  5. ^ McGoldrick, Michael (2018). "Sandpiper 565". Sail Quest. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sandpiper 565 at Wikimedia Commons