Saturday, October 30, 2010

Assassin e2


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Assassin Evolution 2

Assassin GRS just got even better. After taking on board feedback received from our Assassin Sailors we have decided to produce the Assassin evolution 2. Some of our sailors were having trouble with slow lowriding sailing, mainly before the starts, and would have quite liked to have a raised foredeck. The new foredeck incorporates the upper wing bars into the mould, giving a stiff flex free platform for the mast. Heavy air performance has been optimised by lowering the mast to reduce windage and increase righting moment. A new tubular gantry has stiffened up the rudder area and greatly improved downwind control. An option of high modulus wing bars is also offered.
The whole boat itself is a lot stiffer with minimal hull penetrations to reduce the risk of leaks, and a new wingbar setup, using easily obtainable round bars, which are extremely quick to put together and assemble at regattas if needed.
Reviews of the new model have been highly positive, the excitement is contagious as summer slowly hits downunder.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Assassin Update

The New Zealand Assassin Moth fleet has grown somewhat in the last few months. We have made the most of it to work on fine tuning and refining the heavy air performance.
The new Assassin website will be up this week where spare parts can be purchased online, along with all the latest goss. We have several new upgrades available including a new tubular gantry, raised foredeck and a whole new weapon, the evolution 2 about to hit the water. It will be launched this week so watch this space.

Also check out our new Asian dealer based in Singapore - and our European dealer based in Austria - Niki Liebscher who is doing a great job promoting the Assassin in Europe.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Assassin Moth Sailing School

Hi all

This weekend was the opening of the NZ Moth School, the only thing that wasn't organised was no one ordered the wind. Otherwise lots of people came along, with a lot of interest in what we are doing so overall a good day.
If you want to have a go on the moth phone Andrew on 027 2225159 (NZ)

Next weekend will be more exciting with some good weather forecasted. The first lesson is at 930 at Lake Pupuke.

Cheers Brownie

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rob Gough Assassin Sailing

We had the pleasure to meet Rob Gough from Tassie last week while he happened to be over in New Zealand. He had a couple of days set aside to do a bit of sailing in the Assassin along side Brownie. The first day was great and Rob proved to be very fast in the Assassin. Second day we thought we would go out in the rib and get some video footage, unfortunately the winds were not on our side and we ended up spending most of the day at the local cafe on the beachfront. It was really great to hear such positive feedback from Rob. He seemed to approve of the hopeful NZ worlds venue too....which would have been perfect if the seabreeze made it in!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Business Awards 2010- Assassin finalist

Export NZ bay of Plenty have just announced the finalists with Assassin Moth up for the emerging exporter of the year award. The awards are hotly contested by local companies, who in the recession have prospered and experienced significant growth. We are really excited about being one of only three finalists in this highly prestigious award. The other 2 finalists are Steve Bird winery and vineyards and Pollen Plus. Five judges will be around at the Assassin factory next week, with the awards ceremony held on June 25th.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Winter is here...

Unfortunately for us Kiwis winter is upon us and the dry suits have made an appearance. (for those of us who are a bit soft..) Still, plenty of mothing happening around the place as many of the kiwi sailors just can't give it up. Photos are Andrew Brown out this week on a very cold crater lake - Lake Pupuke.