Jean-Marie Finot designed especially
for kids and teenagers a brand new small dinghy, both exciting and
safe, boasting a dynamic and trendy look. This small sailing boat
proves as easy to control as a bicycle, rollers or a skate board.
The boat is wide : 1.40 m. A hard chine placed
rather high ensures a very large stability. A centreboard
lowers in the hull. In low position, for close hauled, the centreboard
is swivelling. It can be
replaced by a ballasted centreboard, so that capsizing will have
less chances to occur. The boat is almost self-righting.
Inside the cockpit, there are benches to sit down, straps to sit
out, a small toe-rail to hold the most suitable position. The bottom
of the cockpit remains persistently above the waterline, so that
sitting down there is comfortable in light airs.
An automatic system on the rudder allows to put it down or up at
The boat is equipped with catboat rigging,
i.e. a single main sail with a mast, a boom and a powerful boom
vang. The main sheet comes back to the centre of the cockpit. Different
possibilities of sails areas are available depending on
the age and weight of the skipper: 3.20 to 5.80 m². The boat
sails with a crew whose weight may vary from 30 to 85 kg, with an
optimum at 35 to 50kg.
The boat is built out of Twintex®,
a mixture of thermoplastic and glass fibres. Twintex® can be
recycled. It is light, easy to process and extremely shock-resistant. This light boat (30kg) can conveniently be fixed on the
roof of a car. A small trailer, integrated or not, makes
it possible to easily pull up the boat either manually or behind
a bicycle and carry all the way to the shore.
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12 av. Louis Lumière
ZI de Périgny
17184 Périgny cedex
La Rochelle France
Tel : 33 (0) 5 46 44 22 82
Fax : 33 (0) 5 46 44 92 42