The Reverso sailboat is a folding, high performance dinghy that fits in your car's trunk.
Being a sailboat owner remains a multifaceted undertaking. Throughout your boat ownership, the reality is that you'll need to pay yearly fees for storage, protect it from weather agressions, buy and maintain a trailer...
Or you can choose a Reverso. The Reverso sailboat is a folding, high performance dinghy that fits in your car's trunk.
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Logistics is often the enemy of sailing. Rigging your boat should no longer be a "mission" where you have to adapt to a less than ergonomic equipment.
We put the user back at the center of the design and rethought every step of the assembly process. So, even when disassembled, the Reverso Air is ready faster than any other dinghy.
Each hull section floats independently. Each is a closed, watertight, double-bottomed box filled with air that allows it to float.
The total volume of air inside is 240 liters. The thickness of the floor has been calculated so that the water is under the floor, even at the maximum permitted load 352 lbs (160 kgs)
Our choice is a rigid hull - Stiffness is key: it is a guarantee of performance, safety and responsiveness and the whole behaviour of a boat.
The hull material is totally rigid, composed of 4 rigid sections, vacuum infused in glass/polyester composite with carbon reinforcements and Soric® honeycomb core technology
We use 2 independent tensioning systems, lying on the deck, each side of the boat
Pre-tensioning technology derivates from architecture and is used to build bridgesWe recommend to pull firmly with one hand the cascade system.
The pulling force applied is multiplied 14x thanks to the cascade.
The resulting force, thanks to the cascade transmission is more than 1300lbs/600kgs
The 6 levers make the upper link between hull sections
These military grade levers are used by the french army. They are imported from Sweden and made of 316L Stainless steel.
Dyneema® fiber is 15x stronger than steel at the same weight, with a tensile strength up to 43 cN/dtex. As well as its great strength, Dyneema® excels in cut and abrasion resistance and has a high resistance to chemicals and UV. Dyneema, known as UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) fibres are made by DSM company.We couldn't have developped our technology without the use of this fibre.
No need to bring a toolbox: no tools are required, and there is no need to worry about losing a part in the sand: all the assembly elements are integrated and integral to the hull.
We have even gone further and removed all the knots (there is only one left, to fix the hiking strap) by replacing them with carabiners or textile shackles.
1_ Trunk exit
The sections of the Reverso are taken out one by one and placed as close as possible to the car. The largest section weighs 37 lb (17.2 kg) and a suction handle is provided to allow an excellent grip. (The Reverso will then be transported to the water with its telescopic trailer)
2_ Hull assembly
The boat is shaped starting from the stern, using the lever latches.
It is then stiffened with the two Tension Dynamics® . The telescopic launch trailer is assembled in less than a minute using push pin connections.
3_ Mast and sail
The 4-piece carbon mast is slipped into the sail socket, just like on a laser dinghy or a windsurfer. The very low weight mast (100% carbon, 2,95 kgs) makes it easy to mast-in, even in strong winds. Just clip the boom, put the rudder and the daggerboard in the boat and you are ready to sail!
The small size of the Reverso Air allows it to easily find a place inside. Contrary to classic small sailboats, it is no longer exposed to the aggressions of UV rays, salty air and temperature variations.
The 4 hull elements fit together like Russian dolls, to take up a minimum of floor space.
In coherence with the dismountable hull, the carbon mast is composed of 4 interlocking parts with a maximum dimension of 1.40m.