Topaz Sailboats, Manufactured by Topper Sailboats International, was introduced to the US Market by Peter Cook and Karen Morris in 2008 and has gained the reputation as a solid boat for school, clubs and individuals sailors. Hardy Peters with Topaz Sailboats/East Coast Sailboats, Inc. has taken the helm for the brand and is looking forward towards promoting the sport of sailing through sailing clubs, sailing schools, and a network of dealers across the US, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
Hardy Peters has been sailing since the age of 8, having grown up on the water in Central America and Florida. Re-discovering sailing in his mid 40’s, he has not stopped since moving to the Outer Banks in 2011. As a partner at Nor’Banks Sailing and owner of Topaz Sailboats, Hardy worked hard to promote the brand and the sport as well as teaching youth and adults how to sail. At the end of 2015, Hardy left Nor’Banks Sailing and took 100% ownership in Topaz Sailboats.
Topper International is the manufacturer of the Topper and Topaz line of sailboats and is the world leader in producing high quality thermoplastic sailboats. With over thirty years of production experience Topper has an unrivaled reputation for producing high quality, uniquely strong, lightweight and durable boats. Headquartered in Ashford, Kent England, Topper International manufactures a range of 13 boats, including the both the Topaz and Topper. Topaz’s wide range of custom rig options, maintenance free construction and portability make it the ideal boat to grow the US dinghy sailing market. The boats appeal to a wide range of sailors, from schools, to beginner sailors, to seasoned sailors. Topaz Sailboats goal is to maximize a sailors time on the water at the best possible value.