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 stable speed
- Appreciate the stability when taking out family and friends for fun
- 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 providing “hands-free” tacks and gybes, it’s now even easier to sail.”
“One thing that makes the Weta so attractive as a small trimaran model is its versatility. This little tri offers outstanding performance for the single sailor, an exciting ride for a couple, and a nice safe ride for a family with little children … all rolled into one little sailboat.” Joe Farinaccio (aka SmallTriGuy)
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. Ideal for the garage or crowded dinghy park.||Lightweight and simple to rig with carbon components – rig and launch by yourself in 20 minutes.||Race solo or two-up. There’s an active base of racing fleets around Australia with State and National titles. Fun whatever your ability.|
|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 stable 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 m2 Sail is great for beginners, light-weight sailors or strong winds. The Square Top 9.3 m2 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.
It has been approved for the Paralympics and World Masters Games.
|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 skiff-like sailing in almost any conditions – it’s very forgiving of mistakes and hard to capsize – but if it ever does go over 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 by one of the top 3 sailing dinghy manufacturers worldwide using the latest lightweight foam core materials to create a precision fit. Carbon fibre is used for strength and durability for the mast, rudder, daggerboard, float arms and bowsprit. 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 – hull and floats, all deck fittings and rigging, three North sails (mainsail, jib, gennaker), colour-coded ropes, custom aluminium launching trolley, sail bags, carbon tiller and extension, carbon foils and custom foil bag. The complete package is $22,490 ready-to sail.
Weta Sydney can provide a lightweight platform trailer with aluminium ramps, which is a easy to tow for a normal car and a proven combination against road impacts.
|Self Tacking Jib Kit Allows faster, easier tacks and gybes by freeing up your hands to concentrate on making a good tack (includes track, sail and fittings). The track is now built into the mold for new boats. Kits are available to install on boats without the molding.
|Twin Tiller Kit Allows for “hands-free” tacking since you can just drop the active tiller extension and cross the boat to pick up the other one (includes an additional tiller and all fittings)||
Beach Wheels (wide balloon tyres for soft sand, includes axle extensions and fittings).
|Custom boat cover: Waterproof or High UV resistant cover
The High UV resistant cover is recommend if you are going leave the boat outside in sunlight for long periods.
|Furling Jib: (Allows you to easily depower – ideal for sailing with kids, in very gusty/crowded/narrow areas or for long-distance events/cruising)|
Carbon bow tip protectors (protection from impacts).
There are over 1300 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