Designed in New Zealand, the Weta is a small, high-tech, very easily demountable trimaran. It is both a high performance racing multihull and a great ‘General Purpose Dinghy’ for family days out.
The Weta is hand-crafted, the composite foam sandwich hulls with carbon spars and beams delivers both rigidity and lightweight performance. Its built for maximum enjoyment and minimum fuss, whether you’re sailing all out and solo, sailing with the family or teaching the kids to sail, the Weta is simple to sail and surprisingly quick. In fact it is one of the fastest single-handed racing boats in existence – apart from those fitted with a trapeze, foils or hiking racks and the stability of a trimaran means it can be sailed in high winds without effort.
The boat has been described as sailing “a skiff with stabilizers” rather than a typical multihull. The mainsail has no boom and the gennaker is mounted on a roller-furler for ease of operation – a recent addition is an optional self-tacking jib. Hard to capsize but easy to right just by flooding one of the floats which empties when you sail away, It’s been approved for both the World Masters Games and Paralympics.
The Weta packs down to the footprint of a Laser on a custom fit, lightweight beach trolley. Lightweight and simple, rig and launch solo in 20 minutes.
LENGTH – 14’5″ / 4.4M
BEAM – 11’6″ / 3.5M
BEAM FOLDED AWAY – 5’7″ / 1.7M
HULL MATERIAL – FIBREGLASS/FOAM
WEIGHT – MAIN HULL – 159LB/ 72KG
WEIGHT – FLOAT WITH BEAM FRAME – 40LB / 17KG
SAIL – MAIN – 89SQ FT / 8.3SQ M
SAIL – JIB – 34SQ FT / 3.2SQ M
SAIL – SCREECHER – 86SQ FT / 8.0SQ M
BEAM FRAME – CARBON
MAST – CARBON TWO PIECE
RUDDER STOCK – CARBON
RUDDER FOIL – CARBON
CENTREBOARD – CARBON
HARDWARE – RONSTAN
SAILS – NORTH SAILS
DESIGN – WETA DESIGN TEAM & TC DESIGN