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Sail Makers

Amen Design Group

Web Site: http://www.amensails.com

Basic sail:   $525
With window:     +$20
With radial clew:     +$35
Hull cover:    $315
Mast bag:     $95
Blade bag:    $130
Trunk caddy:      $115
Top cover   
w/mast sleeve:   
2015 Prices
All sales are subject to CA state sales tax at 7.75% FOB Petaluma.

1200 Eastman Lane, Petaluma, CA  94952
(707) 762-9771      (707) 765-4660 (fax)

Email:  sailamen@sonic.net

Pineapple Sails

Kame Richards
2526 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501 USA

website: http://www.pineapplesails.com

Email: info@pineapplesails.com

Boat Builders

Moore Sailboats 
Call about our new Carbon Fiber Masts, Booms and Foils
143 Grove Street, Watsonville, CA  95076
(831) 763-0196     (831) 763-2384 (fax)

Email: mboats@pacbell.net

S.R. Smith Composite Concepts (fiberglass)
Steve Smith

Now back in production of new El Toro hulls!
A spec boat will available soon to the first person to put down a deposit. There will
be more hulls available soon as production dictates.

John Amen has been racing one of these hulls for 8 years and they are proven winners!

4861 Squaw Hollow Court
Placerville, CA  95667
(530) 626-5511
Email: srssmith@earthlink.net


Darrell Sorensen
(559) 665-2690

My wood El Toro hulls are made in a female mold using 6mm okoume plywood for the bottom, sides
and transoms. The side air tanks and deck are made from 4mm okoume plywood. The seams are
filleted and glassed on the inside. The first boat weight 50 pounds with the dagger board trunk and thwart
installed, but without deck and deck framing. My customer is finishing her. His granson will be sailing
the boat at Lake Merritt, look for the natural wood El Toro sail #11931. Here is the pricing for
my wood El Toro hulls. I have it in 3 stages so the do-it-yourselfer can save money.

Stage 1:
Bare Hull (just out of the mold) It comes with the air tanks installed.
It includes the parts to complete the hull. Included are: Dagger board trunk and thwart parts.
Deck framing, mast step parts, deck, keel strip and rub rails. $900

Stage 2:
All of the above, but with the dagger board trunk and thwart installed. Also included in
4 oz. fiberglass cloth to cover the bottom and sides. $1100

Stage 3:
A complete hull with all parts installed. Bottom or bottom & sides are glassed, the rest is sealed
with epoxy. All finishing and painting to be done by the customer. $1500

Foil blanks:
Flat, edge glued sitka spruce or with spruce/mahagany combination. 5/8" thick.
Ready for the customer to hand fair and finish.

Dagger board $50
Rudder $40 (tiller handle $10)

Sitka spruce spars: Boom $125
Mast - I would recommend using a carbon fiber
mast to be competitive. If you insist on wood, I can build one.


Builders of Spars, Centerboards, Rudders

Stingray Composites

Toby Ingrey
1661 Zaldia Dr., Minden, NV 89423 (775) 790-4283


Carbon Fiber Mast $1200
Mast comes with carbon fiber luff groove and goose neck. Halyard ferrule and lock.
There will be a basic mast step bonded in the base of the mast. May need adjusting to fit your mast step.

Carbon Boom $350
Boom comes with carbon fiber Goose Neck. 2 Harken 40 T2 main sheet blocks.
1 Harken 28 T2 JC block. Spectra Vang attachment. Outhauls system upon customer request.
This can also be made with a small luff to suit mm luff tape.

Racelite South Coast Inc.

Great Source for Stainless Steel Boat parts, goosenecks etc.
16518 Broadway (PO Box 370076)
Maple Heights, OH 44137
Tel: 216-581-4600  --  Fax: 216-663-7095


Used Boats For Sale
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El Toro Hull #4285
Mike Spencer (408) 685-3899
email: spensational@gmail.com

Location: San Jose, CA
El Toro Hull Number: 4285
Built by a master boat builder by trade about 50 years ago for personal use.
Racing class El Toro.
It is 8 feet long, Made of plywood and Philippine Mahagony, hull was covered with fiberglass and resin.
This boat could also serve as a dingy.
It has been stored in a shed (dry docked) for the almost 20 years and is still in great shape with no dry rot or other problems.

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Posted 02/04/2019

Two El Toro Dinghies For Sale
James Jackson (831) 419-1516
email: jamespauljackson@gmail.com

We have two El Toro dinghies for sale. They both successfully taught our kids to sail and race. Our kids are now in bigger boats and it's time to move the Toros on.

Boat 1: Caballero hull, carbon mast and boom by Stingray Composites, fiberglass blades, racing sail by Jotz in good shape. Hull has some cosmetic dings and dents but is structurally sound, very light and competitive. This is a great boat for anyone who wants to race or just be fast on the water.

Boat 2: Sailnetics hull, wooden mast and boom, wooden blades. Great boat for kids to learn in. Strong, solid hull. Jotz sail in good shape.

Asking $1200 for Boat 1, $800 for Boat 2 or both boats together for $1750. All reasonable offers considered. We would mostly like to see them go to a home where they will continue to be used and enjoyed.

Also have a custom trailer designed to carry both El Toros and all their gear which can be included in the sale.

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Boat 1: $1200, Boat 2: $800, Both: $1750

Posted 01/14/2019

El Toro For Sale #5696
Bob Sample (847) 471-0890
email: bsample@racineriverside.com

The Racine Yacht Club Youth Foundation, INC. has a donated EL Toro for sale. It has a Wood Hull and spars in good condition. IT is Hull #5696 built by Salentine Boat Works, Long Lake, WI. Included are 2 Wood Masts and Boom, Dagger Board, Rudder with extension and Sail also in good condition. Exterior of hull sides and bottom were just refinished. Sale Price $400.00


Posted 11/7/2018

El Toro for Sale- Maryland Douglas Watson (410) 967-1301
email: dwatson8850@gmail.com

“Water Rat” was built by my father circa 1970. Hull is marine plywood, painted white with navy blue deck, wood rails. Transom, bow, thwart, splash guard, rudder, and centerboard are beautiful teak. Wood spars. Has not sailed in 35+ years. Stored indoors since built except for 10 weeks each summer for about 5 years. Includes oarlocks and oars. Original hardware. Everything is in very good-excellent condition. No flotation bags. North sail has never been used! This classic boat needs a good home where you and the kids will get it back in the water where it belongs!

Located Baltimore, Maryland. Boat available in December. Must be sold!! Might be able to deliver between Baltimore and Toronto. Sorry, no pictures, but boat is just as described.


Posted 10/15/2018

TWO El Toro Sailboats Plus Trailer Keith Hartley (925) 523-1884
email: keith.hartley@gmail.com

Selling two El Toro Sailboats, fully outfitted and ready to sail. One boat has a carbon mast, both hulls are Sailnetics. Both boats come with everything ready to sail, including all hardware, sails, tiller, keel, and more.

Also including a customized two-boat trailer for hauling the El Toro or other dinghy-sized sailboats!

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Posted 7/3/2018

El Toro Dingy Hull # 10481
John Hanington (229) 347-5532
email: jpfarms@windstream.net
Located in S.W. Georgia

Stored in barn over 30 years. Tiller, rudder & spars all in very good condition. Sail has been stored indoors and in very good condition.


$1750 or best offer

Posted 4/10/2018

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Boats Wanted
El Toro Wanted in Seattle
Name: Hays Clark haysclark+eltoro@gmail.com


El Toro wanted: fiberglass hull, aluminum or carbon spars, sail in good or better condition.

Posted: 2/4/2019


El Toro Sail Wanted
Name: Mark Williams 808.250.3030 makawaomark@gmail.com


Used racing sail in good condition for heavier sailor .

Santa Cruz or SF bay area preferred for personal cash sale.


El Toro Parts Wanted
Name: Allen Miesner 808.250.3030 miesnerdesign@gmail.com

Wanted: Inexpensive El Toro mast, boom and sail. We are looking to make a home made hull functional.


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El Toro Wanted
Name: Frank 239.293.8841 yachter@att.net

El Toro wanted: fiberglass hull, aluminum spars, sail in good or better condition. Will consider a price up to $1200 because I will have to drive to get it (I live in NW Florida.)


Boats in Good Condition
Name: Petaluma Small Craft Center (707) 293-3685

The Petaluma Small Craft Center (PSCC) runs summer Introduction to Sailing Camps for kids in northern California. Your donation of boats in good condition (fiberglass construction preferred) as well as masts, booms and other boat components, will help our nonprofit upgrade our existing fleet of loved but overworked El Toros. Please contact Greg Sabourin, Executive Director, at (707) 293-3685 or by email, at gjsabourin@aol.com.


El Toro # 1376 and #87
Name: Cliff Johnson (530) 342-1665

I'm looking for El Toro #1386 and #87. #1386 was my boat in the 60's and #87
was my friends. Both boats were in Marin County California and were the founding
member's boats of the Greenbrae Sailing Club in 1961/62. Would love to find them and buy them back.
Please call when any information.


El Toro # 3236
Name: Mark Dickenson (703) 861-9131

I'm looking for #3236. The boat was passed down through 4 brothers and each won
the Corkscrew Slough race around Peet's Harbor in 1960-1970. It was painted with Interlux
International Orange. Many other races and fun sailing was done at Coyote Point YC.
Would love to get the boat back. Please call if you have any information.


El Toro # 8081
Name: Spencer Mackenzie
Email: spencer.mackenzie@verizon.net

I'm looking for #8081. I bought this boat new in the SF Bay Area when I was
13 back in 1971. She was white fiberglass hull with yellow stripe. Sold it in 1973 in
the Dallas Texas area and would love to buy her back.
Please email me if you have any information.


El Toro # 2158 or 2159
Name: Rich Carlson
Email: rich@richcarlson.com
Location: Santa Cruz, CA

I'm looking for either boat number 2158 or 2159. This is a wooden boat made from a kit by
Basin Boat Craft of Oakland, CA. Hull is painted white on the outside and varnished interior.
My Dad and I put this together in the late 1950's, so I would like to get it back!
Please email me if you have any information.

(or in non-nautical terms "rentals")
Posted below are people looking to charter an El Toro Yacht for an event or for a period of time
and offers of boats to be chartered

Listings of boats offered for charter: You should include a description of the boat and any restriction on age or skill level of who you'd allow to sail your boat. Include length of time, event and/or venue that you are offering your boat. Include cost of charter.

Listing of boats wanted to charter: You should include a description of the type of boat wanted, i.e. basic, self-rescue, race rigged, etc. Include age (if under 18) and skill level of the person who will be sailing the El Toro. Include length of time, event and/or venue that the boat is requested. Include price you are willing to pay for charter.

Week long charters for Junior Sail Camp are recommended $100 charter fee.

El Toro charters, including the price, damage liability and boat transportation, are completely the responsibility of the two parties. We only serve to help people connect. It is recommended that the boat owner and the charterer make a written contract.

El Toro charter wanted in August at Huntington Lake, CA
Name: Hays Clark
Email: haysclark+eltoro@gmail.com

Seeking El Toro in good condition, ideally with a dolly to be used for Opti coaching and casual family sailing (not racing).
I would be open to chartering/demoing boat from someone that is interested in selling their El Toro.

Posted 2/4/2019

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