Thursday, January 22, 2009

Assassin Moth almost ready for testing


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: Our website is due to be launched shortly, when we start marketing

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