The 5 meters long boat doesn't resemble anything that we are used to. It has
three hulls with a luxurious seat in the central hull. The sailor faces forward,
which makes for very comfortable sailing. The sailor steers with his feet
controlling two push pedals. Push the right pedal and the boat goes right.
Push the left pedal and the boat steers to the left. There is ample room
for one or two passengers on the trampolines between the outriggers and
the main hull.
the way, handicapped people can operate the
boat using an optional hand operated tiller.
This together with the comfort and the simplicity of the
design makes the WindRider 16 ideal
for people with a handicap. The rigging is pure
and simple: A cat rig with a lightweight carbon fiber
mast and a tri-radial cut sail. The sail can be reefed
from the cockpit while sailing, within seconds.
is made from polyethylene and is therefore very strong. The 2 outriggers
are connected with aluminium tubes to the center hull. It is an ideal
boat to take with you on vacation. If wanted, you can carry the WindRider
on the roof of your car. Taking the boat off your car or trailer,
clipping the 3 hulls together, placing the mast takes 10 minutes. Just
get in and sail away. Anybody can sail this boat. It is perfect for children.
And then the big surprise:
The boat overtakes almost everyone. The speed is amazing. Due to the flexibility
of the wave-piercing outriggers, also the performance in big waves is amazing which
makes the boat perfect for exploring that cove, lake or seashore.
The WindRider 16 is the funboat for the entire family