Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Assassin Website Live

Assassin has launched the website for more info on the Assassin Moth, built in New Zealand for the world.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Assassin on the water

Sitting in the factory listening to the roller doors being buffered by 30+ knots and the rain relentlessly falling, the wet dog looking miserable curled up in the doorway, we decided to save the Assassins first sail until some better weather came along. Luckily we had that opportunity the next day, and strapping the Assassin down on the roof racks we snuck off to find the Assassin some water. It was all very exciting and also a little bit nerve racking. The Assassin was rigged up, no problems there we had done that enough in the factory, and lifted into the water. Everyone waited with baited breath as Darren flipped her up, jumped in and then disappeared off, straight up on foils. The Assassin exceeded all expectations, being seemingly easy to sail, hitting speeds of over 24knots in around 14knots.

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.

Shame he couldn't steer straight....bit rusty I think, spending too much time designing and building Assassins...Although i admit he was sailing on a rather small lake which was very fluky wind with 90deg shifts and some big holes...(or maybe he was swerving around a clump of lake weed!!)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Assassin is available in two models

Assassin GRS which is the premium racing machine, with base boat @ around 8.5kg and finished in clear carbon, this boat is for experienced moth sailors and will dent if abused with 6mm foam core.

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.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The week of Assassin

After being side tracked for a week doing a rush job for a customer we are now full time back on the Assassin. Due in the water next week, the Assassin is sure to impress. Nearly completely fitted out its all looking good. A lot of time has been spent getting everything 'just right' and its all come together extremely well. A well thought out layout will make Assassins first sail a breeze. It certainly will be interesting as we have high expectations and are 100% positive that the Assassin will not disappoint.

New link old one is down

Attached is a new Trademe link for better pictures. We had a bit of a war with them sorry.