Unlike other dinghies, the Weta is the boat everyone can use – in any conditions – all in the one compact, easy package:
- Take it out for a blast on your own and enjoy the speed
- Appreciate the stability when taking out family and friends for fun
- Depower by removing the gennaker to make it safe for kids or adults to learn to sail
The Weta is the “all fun, no-drama” boat – the stability of a trimaran means its really hard to capsize but easy to right in minutes if you do – without any assistance.
And with the new Self-Tacking Jib and Twin Tiller Extension kits, it’s now even easier to sail – particularly if you have any mobility issues.
The Weta Advantages – a sailboat for all reasons
|Compact Storage||Fast and easy setup||One class design|
|The Weta packs down to the footprint of a Laser on a custom fit, lightweight beach trolley.||Lightweight and simple, rig and launch by yourself in 20 minutes.||Weta has an active strong base of racing fleets across the world. Race solo or two-up. Australian State and National titles.|
|Speed when you need it||Sails for every wind strength||Senior and disabled-friendly|
|The furling gennaker is the Weta’s secret weapon: Unfurl it for downwind speed up to 20 knots but quickly furl it for control in the gusts – or use it in light winds as a “Code Zero” so you keep moving when other boats are stationery.||The North Sails designed, bi-radial cut mainsails provide manageable high performance in all conditions. The Standard 8.3 Sail is great for beginners, light-weight sailors or strong winds. The SQ 9.3 Sail gives more speed in light winds and effortless power up to 20 knots.||No fitness fanatics required – in most dinghies you quickly get tired when the wind gets up, but the Weta is comfortable to sail in nearly all conditions, whatever your ability or mobility. But it’s still fast enough to be exciting.
It has been approved for the Paralympics and World Masters Games and used by seniors to complete the 300 miles (650 Kms) Everglades Challenge.
|Solo Stable Speed||Family Friendly||High Quality|
|Most fast solo-sailed boats are tippy and require considerable effort and expertise, but the built-in stability of the Weta means that anyone can enjoy sailing in almost any conditions – it’s very forgiving of mistakes and hard to capsize – but if it ever does go over you have the assurance that you can right it without assistance. And with stable speeds up to 20 knots you can really enjoy yourself.||
Most stable family boats are heavy and dull – not the Weta! The Weta is unique in that it can be used for taking the family sailing or training – as well as going for a blast or race on your own.
|Unlike other plastic beach dinghies, the Weta is hand-crafted using the latest lightweight foam core materials to create a precision fit, and uses carbon fibre for strength and durability for the mast, rudder, daggerboard, float arms and bowsprit. Manufacturer, Xtreme Sailing Products, is one of the top 3 sailing dinghy manufacturers worldwide. And top quality components are sourced from North Sails, Ronstan, Liros Ropes and Kilwell Fibretube|
Ready to Go
The Weta comes with everything you need to go sailing – three North sails (mainsail, jib, gennaker), colour-coded ropes, custom aluminium launching trolley, sail bags, carbon tiller and Ronstan extension, carbon foils and custom foil bag. The complete package is $22,490 ready-to sail.
While any flat-bed trailer will suffice, Weta Sydney can provide a lightweight platform trailer with aluminium ramps, which is a proven combination against road impacts. More details here.
- Self Tacking Jib Kit (includes track, sail and fittings): $1610
- Twin Tiller Kit (includes additional tiller and all fittings): $170
- Beach Wheels (wide balloon tyres for soft sand, includes axle extensions and fittings)
- Custom boat cover: Waterproof $320 or High UV resistant cover $520
- Furling Jib: $1020 (Allows you to easily depower)
- Carbon bow tip protectors (protection from impacts)
There are over 1200 Wetas worldwide and over 150 in Australia. Many are listed on the Weta World Map below – if you want your details included, contact firstname.lastname@example.org