Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Assassin Foils Offical Press Release

Team Assassin is pleased to announce the worst best kept secret. Technical Director at Emirates Team NZ, Nick Holroyd, has come onboard and agreed to design a full set of ‘Assassin’ foils. Nick comes exceptionally highly qualified and has given the Assassin a special edge with highly advanced technology that is undeniably fast. There really is no need for introduction to Nick as I’m sure anyone in the know will know who Nick Holroyd is..

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

Pewaukee Assassin

With the first Assassin hitting the lakes of Pewaukee, fellow mothies are sneaking over to suss her out...general concensus blindingly fast..

Monday, May 18, 2009

Assassin hits the States

The first Assassin has arrived in the US and has hit the water for its first sail. The new owner wasted no time getting his Assassin together and continuing his preparation for the 2009 Worlds. Great feedback was received, he too was surprised at how easy the Assassin is to sail and feels he can push the boat much harder than his previous moth. The next few months are going to be interesting...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Production of Assassins underway

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)

Our top Suppliers:

- 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)
- Adhesive Technologies
- High Modulus
- PJ Hobbs

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.