Rocket Planing Dinghy
The essential new planing dinghy
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Launch into a new adventure on a strikingly innovative execution of a timeless favorite. 41kg (90 lbs) of hull weight, built for strength, built for fun and built to go quick. Built to take friends along.
All for £5,800 inc VAT and laucnhing trolley
Take your daughter for her first sail ever. Share a sunset sail with your spouse. Use its agility and ample storage to backpack by sailboat for a weekend. Kick it off the beach and get some much-needed endorphins as you plane upwind and downwind in a fun medium breeze. Do all of these things on your new Rocket built by Fulcrum Speedworks in Bristol Rhode Island, USA.
Wait, haven’t I seen one of these before?
In a way- but no. Not even close.
The Rocket builds on the strong fundamental positives of the classic American “Board boat”, a boat type which first came into the world about 80 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of board boats have been made over the years by boatbuilders across the continent, from the Sailfish, to the Aqua-finn, to the Sunfish, the Phantom, the Scorpion and countless others. They have become an North American backyard icon on a par with charcoal grills, above-ground swimming pools and pickup trucks. Board boats of all kinds have been loved for generations for a good reason. Their simplicity, ease of use, safety and affordability has stood essentially unmatched.
The Rocket is that classic form made modern by way of careful and sweeping improvements across the entire platform. An old favorite has jumped forward thanks to modern methods and materials. This is what happens when a company that makes hi-tech foiling UFOs gets to execute a classic concept.
Made from an intensely rugged and extra lightweight cored composite construction, the Rocket weighs in at 41kg (90 lbs), fully 40% lighter than conventional builds of its type. Consider the process of launching and landing it, pulling it up the beach on the dolly etc. Light things are less cumbersome and easy to move around. Your back is already thanking you.
The wind likes light boats too. Light boats accelerate more easily and hold quick speeds more readily. They’re easy to handle on the water and safer as a result. With an excellent power to weight ratio, the Rocket can really move! In light wind it’s quick and in good breeze it will plane upwind, downwind and on reaches.Go there faster! It’s no UFO, but it’s an impressively quick dinghy vs other 14 foot dinghies on the market.
The Rocket comes with an expansive full length cockpit which stretches all the way to the stern. This allows ample room to bring friends or cargo. Three or four kids can easily take the Rocket for a sail together, two adults can take the Rocket for a sail together.
With 6 feet 3 inches of floor length on the cockpit, there are easily four feet of cargo space in the back for dry-bags while still leaving room to sail comfortably. This makes the Rocket the pickup truck of the dinghy world. Stick your camping gear in the back and use it for sail-powered backpacking, or simply go sailing with the dog and a big cooler.
You name it, it’ll go in your Rocket!
Hoisting the sail could not possibly be any easier thanks to the Rocket’s timeless tried-and true lateen sail setup. The sail, boom and gaffe lay down on the deck waiting for the halyard to be pulled. Pull the halyard 10 feet and cleat it.
Congratulations! You’re done. Go sailing!
Repeat these steps in reverse when you land. There is a good reason why the lateen sail has been uses on millions of production sailing dinghies since the 1950’s. pound for pound, outing for outing, nothing gets the job done more easily.
So what do I get?
Each £5,800 Rocket is a complete “sailaway package” with:
- Fully outfitted hull
- Complete assembled mast and spars
- Sail and all lines and ropes
- Daggerboard and rudder
- Launching dolly
Sales are strong and boats disappearing fast so get your order in quickly!