Friday, December 11, 2009
See his website - www.forceracing.co.nz and contact Andrew direct for pricing.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Over in Europe we have the current Olympic 49er Gold Medallist,Jonas Warrer, waiting patiently for his Assassin so to begin his training for the Dubai Worlds. There are also also several other world/Olympic and top mothies aiming to make a showing at the next worlds.
The delivery times for a new Assassin has been pushed out into early next year, so if your thinking about ordering a Assassin for the worlds it would pay to get in soon. At the moment there are 10 build spots available before the 2010 worlds.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We have three boats at the worlds this year, currently with our temporary foils but are hoping to get some rudders over there before the worlds start. We will see.
Its been a long winded process with several holdups out of our control but we are happy with the end result, they are looking spectacular and was well worth the wait...
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Assassin is ricocheting into Europe as we officially introduce our new European Reseller Felix Schulte, from Germany. We are really excited having Felix onboard, he has a deep enthusiastic energy that is right behind the Assassin Moth. We can now offer a spare parts hub right in the centre of Europe, with the aim of keeping Assassins on the water and our customers happy. Felix is extremely outgoing and approachable and is dedicated to hydro foiling moths. He is in a perfect position to maintain and service the European boats (having already built several moths himself). He is also multi lingual, which is handy, and if he can’t speak the language he has got staff that can. Most people already involved in the moth class will already know, or have heard of Felix.
Felix has been out to New Zealand and visited the Assassin factory. He is currently awaiting the arrival of his Assassin SS in August. At the moment Felix is looking after the following countries: Germany, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Czech Rep, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Hungary.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Nick is currently in his forth consecutive campaign with ETNZ. In the 2007 campaign he was a senior Naval Architect and was the design liason in the ‘Balance and Tuning’ group that was responsible for recording and optimising there sailing modes on the yacht. He was primarily responsible for the appendage design and general application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the 2000 and 2003 Americas Cup defences.
We are very excited about this latest development. The foil design is an integral part of the international moth and we believe there is no better person for the job. Assassin has stepped up and is arguably the most highly spec’d hydrofoiling moth available in the world, with an unbeatable price tag. We thank Nick for coming onboard and supporting Assassin, proudly New Zealand designed and built.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The first of the production moths are out the door on the way the USA, to prepare for the 2009 worlds. The Assassin GRS would have to be one of the highest speced moths currently available on the market. The following top suppliers have climbed on board to generate a good package at an unbelievable price (In fact I believe the Assassin is the cheapest competitive moth in the world, unlike some falsely claim to be)
- Southern Spars (skinny high mod mast on all models and carbon tubing)
- Doyle Sails (SS Sails and covers)
- North Sails (GRS Sails)
- Ronstan (deckgear and FSE robline rope)
- Endeavour Engineering (all CNC machined parts)
We are happy with the results and it has been worth the wait to get it right. We are a bit behind schedule but are catching up fast, and upsizing to get our lead times down.
Thank you to everyone that has helped on the Assassin project. It is certainly something to be proud of. And of course thank you to all our customers so far who have got in and supported us by ordering an Assassin.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It was really nice sitting on the shore watching the Assassin at work, the extra rocker in the stern really looking effective taking off along with the full length round chine. The original gantry in a modified plug in form will be coming back, it looked to be way less drag than the tubular one that is on the boat now.
Brownie had a smile from ear to ear after not sailing a moth since the Aus Nationals, and was quick to book another sail with a little less rake and more lock on the steering
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
We are extremely happy with the Assassins performance, only a few minor changes are needed. Main sheet bridal and Vang needed shortening, and wand needs to be stiffer, which was why she was flying a bit low. The wand mechanism proved to be a great hit, being simple and precise, allowing easy adjustment. The rotating mast stump worked well, allowing Darren to do his first ever foiling tack! All in all the Assassin is looking very fast, and very easy to sail.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Got the Aussies crap weather now!! Wrong type of water. http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain®ion=nzni&tim=24
Friday, February 6, 2009
Assassin SS which has newly developed dent resistant core that we will keep under our hats for now! base boat @ around 10kg finished in Assassin grey or clear carbon.
Both boats are currently the same price, and come with a two year transferable warranty, contact us for the details. email@example.com
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
All in all our assembly and testing is going very well and we hope to have the boat on the water in the next few days. The wand mechanism is all dry fitted and looking very precise, and our rotating mast stump is working well. Hopefully foiling tacks will be a lot easier. We are all hanging out to get this boat sailing..
More pics can be viewed on our trademe ad, link below
Thursday, January 22, 2009
All the rumors from down under have turned into reality with the latest designed hydro foiling moth being produced out of New Zealand. Named 'Assassin' this highly anticipated boat has been the focus of many moth mutterings.
The prototype is currently been fitted out ready to start on water testing early next week. Boat number two weighing in at a mere 8.5kg is looking to be on track. The main focus of the Assassin has been on minimization to reduce windage, reduce overall weight and gain maximum speed. We have gone for a more displacement hull shape with softer lines to help increase our speed at the lower end, so we can get to take-off speed sooner. Along with the flush deck and moderate reverse sheer in bow, the assassin has a slightly radical look. The surface area of the hull and decks is less than 4m2. The sleek, low windage elliptical carbon wing frame is bladder moulded. The frame fits into the deck sockets,making for ease of packing. The foils have been a high focus point, and with the help of top boat designers and engineers, we have a two piece foil, no torpedo, low drag while still maintaining maximum lift. Our wand mechanism has a direct link to the top of the centre board with minimum linkage joints, for precise control. We are using the latest design Southern Spars carbon masts, which have just about completed testing.
The Assassin is designed to be a top full carbon boat, that is ready to go straight out of the box. We are proud that the Assassin is manufactured in New Zealand by Assassin Boats, at an affordable price. Currently $6800 USD (in reusable fibreglass box ex factory in NZ) Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our website is due to be launched shortly, when we start marketing http://www.assassinmoth.com/
Link to our ad on Trademe below: