Assembly of our portable sailboat

The Reverso allows for ultra-fast assembly for more spontaneous sessions that don't need to be planned in advance.

Who we are

We are small sailboats experts, with a vision to push our sport with innovative designs and excellence in boatbuilding.
We are the Reverso team, building the new Reverso Air

We have built hundreds of sailboats, shipped to every continent and won multiple awards including the USA boat of the year.

The Reverso Air has been tested and certified by independent body ICNN under number AR A1 IMA 16157 VM, issued 09/09/16

Ultra-fast intuitive assembly.

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.

Super-light handling

The largest section weighs 37 lb (17 kg). Everything is designed to handle the elements without effort. A large ergonomic handle (suction cup) is provided with each Reverso. It allows an easy handling, especially in solo.

Floatibility : each hull element floats independantly

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 (180 kgs)

Rigidity : rock solid connections

1. Rigid Composite Hull

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

2. Tension Dynamics®

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

3. Military grade levers

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.

4. The Dyneema® fibre

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.

Tool-free assembly

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.

The steps of the assembly

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!
Départ de plage avec un dériveur Reverso

The wind is calling ? Answer it !

A Reverso story

Nothing was planned. You weren't supposed to be free that day, and the weather report told a different story. The scenario only really took shape the day before, but you would have been able to react until the last moment.
A beautiful day was coming up and you took the day off. The wind is blowing from the west and the sky is clear. You could have gone climbing, gone for a bike ride or it's sometimes necessary, do nothing at all but the moments at sea are so precious. You load the equipment in the car, in an hour you will be at the seaside.
The Reverso reinvents the way of sailing. It is a boat that integrates the need for mobility, there is no more constraint between you and a beautiful session on the water. Wherever the wind blows. You take your boat as you would take your longboard, your windsurfing gear or your kitesurfing quiver. You might even be tempted to say better. You call your friends, you will find yourself on the spot. Your wife is there, she comes with you. Unless she took her Reverso before you. You liked red, she fell in love with cobalt blue and the kids liked it too. Is it Wednesday? Good, the whole family is going to go on the water. The Reverso is perfect for two.

The wind is blowing 15/18 knots. In five minutes everything is ready. You think it's impossible, watch the video of the assembly. You're a newbie ? Come on, it will take you ten minutes. The Reverso was designed with the notion of instantaneity in mind. Your "plans" can change at the last minute, for a multitude of reasons, and logistics or complexity should no longer be an obstacle to your desires.
The lines of the hull are sublime, it is a beautiful toy. Even mathematicians say that the truth is often in a beautiful equation. The Reverso is sophisticated and simple at the same time. You tuck it in, it's so light that it accelerates instantly. Water flows under the hull. You delay, it slows down, you want more, it won't saturate. You have the stick well in hand, you are on the schedule, you feel the power of the swell, the tension in the sail, the land no longer exists, the colors are beautiful, nothing compares to this feeling. The Reverso is the shortest way between you and the sea. The Reverso is a boat that has understood the spirit of gliding.

Nothing was planned. You were not supposed to be free that day. But you have a Reverso...
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