Small Sailboat
Reverso Air :
Fast & Foldable

We build in France the world's Fastest portable Small Sailboat.
This next generation of sailing dinghies gives your superpowers.
Welcome to the future of sailing.

Small sailboat Reverso Air view from drone
The Reverso Air is a USA boat of the year winner.
It has been extensively tested and approved in the USA and in Europe by journalists from Sail magazine, Skippers Magazine, BOAT International.
Small sailboat folded
Small sailboat Reverso Air - Match edition
small sailboat Reverso Air single handed

One iconic sailing dinghy, four personalizations

Reverso Air

Rigid planing & ultra-stable hull
Fully folding hull
Carbon mast
High tech membrane sail
Premium infusion construction
Handmade in France

Reverso Air - Cobalt blue edition

Rigid planing & ultra-stable hull
Fully folding hull
Carbon mast
High tech membrane sail
Premium infusion construction
Handmade in France
Glassy gelcoat finish
Racing design : cobalt blue & light grey

Reverso Air - Karma red edition

Rigid planing & ultra-stable hull
Fully folding hull
Carbon mast
High tech membrane sail
Premium infusion construction
Handmade in France
Glassy gelcoat finish
Racing design : Karma red& light grey

Reverso Match

Rigid planing & ultra-stable hull
Fully folding hull
Carbon mast
High tech membrane sail
Premium infusion construction
Handmade in France
Glassy gelcoat finish
Ecvlusive design in collaboration with Ropeye creative lab
Electronic speedo with instant and max speed
Limited and numbered edition (50 units)

Performance

Sail faster, with more control

The Reverso Air draws its influence in offshore sail racing and surfing.
Performance is part of Reverso's DNA

Awarded design

Audi talents awards

The Reverso Air was nominated "Best design" at Audi talents awards.

The powerfull and racy design make it very distinctive. It looks like no other small sailboats.
"I'm excited to tell you that I received my sailboat tonight. This sailboat looks like art !
I'm very satisfied. Thank you very much"

3D

The design of the Reverso is incredibly subtle. That's what gives it its astonishing marine capabilities and outstanding storage capacity. Take full control ! Zoom and navigate inside every detail.

Spécifications and dimensions

All the specifications and materials used

Crew

1, 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 kids (max 160 kgs)

Dimensions : length 3.40m   width 1.45m
Storage dimensions : length 145cm height 92 cm width 73 cm
Transport dimensions : length 145cm width 92 cm height 73 cm

Sandwich Vacuum infused hull

Bi-axial fiberglass structure, honeycomb Soric® core,  carbon reinforcements
Swivel rudder, Saber daggerboard with fully adjustable height

Weight
Section 1 : 9.0 kgs
Section 2 : 14.2 kgs
Section 3 : 16.8 kgs
Section 4 : 17.2 kgs

The Reverso Air is very easy to assemble by one person. However, it can take up to 2 adults for sailing.

Mast
100% carbon, 4 sections of 1.45m
weight 2.95 kgs

Sail
Membrane technology - 7.0m²
Automated fibre layering- Offshore racing technology

Certification body : ICNN

Category of navigation : D

Technologies

Innovative and patented technologies, derived from architecture (Tension Dynamics®) and offshore racing

SAIL 
BLACK MEMBRANE

These sails are used in offshore races like the Vendée globe. They are the best choice for offshore sailors because they are lighter, more performant and more durable.

Introduced mid-2019 on reverso, the Black Membrane massively extended the boat's wind range, bringing even more power in light winds

In stronger winds, the black Membrane keeps a very stable profile, it doesn't flap during gusts or manoeuvers thus allows a faster sailing with more flow.

CARBON MAST

The carbon technology brings massive gains for boat responsiveness, righting moment (less heeling) and is much easier fo masting.

We innovated and all the deckware is connected to the mast without drills, for increased durability.

TENSION DYNAMICS®

This pre-tensioning patented system is Reverso's rigidity secret. it combines a lever locking system with two Dyneema® straps tensioned by 2 dedicated pulley system.

FAQ 

FAQ Ressource center

We built a strong and complete ressource center here.
We intend to cover everything you may want to know about the brand, the use of Reverso, transportation, shipping and buying process.

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Small sailboats : definitions

a small sailboat is generally defined as a sailboat

  • shorter than 20ft
  • that can be either a sailing dinghy or a beach catamaran
  • the key aspects are is the light weight and the ease of use

The most widely distributed is the sunfish, designed in the 1960's and claiming more than quarter million units sold. the fastest is the foiling moth, and the most innovative is probably the Reverso Air.

Latest innovations

2 major innovations were introduced within the last ten years in small sailboats

  • The addition of foils : with the International moth class, small sailboats started to foil above the water.
    Despite being very exciting, this discipline requires extremely sensitive skills and some special sailing conditions (sheltered waters)
  • Portability. Just like a macbook Air, some small sailboats can fold up and eliminate a major part of logistic hassles.
    There are 2 technologies used : the inflatable technology, and the rigid-folding technology used to build the Reverso Air.

This portability feature enabled the market to grow beyond the usual sailing market, bringing nature enthusiasts, surfers and also to reactivate ex-sailors, tired of the logistics.

Small sailboat racing

Definitely an exciting part of the sport, the regattas are a social competitive and friendly events.
Even if you're quite new to the sport, we strongly recommend that you join an event. The proximity and advices of other sailors will definitely elevate your game and you'll learn a lot !

Who can sail a small sailboat ?

Almost anyone ! In 2021, small sailboat sailing is not anymore a tough and physical sport. If you want to keep the ability to handle the boat single handed, you should take care of picking a light and versatile sailboat.
Kid can start early with their parents and then start sailing solo, under supervision.
We are stocked to see more people joining the sport, year after year on what is truly a life-changing experience.

Anatomy of a small sailboat

A small sailboat has many components. Here are the most important ones :

  • Hull - where you sit and control the boat. The hull shape and design influences stability, sailing style and performance.
    A self bailing cockpit is auto draining the water that may comes from waves.
  • Mast - traditionally made of wood, they are now made of alloy or carbon. Carbon is generally half the weight of ann alloy mast. Looking for mast weight is not a luxury. Considering the leverage effect of extra weight in the mast, it is one of the most important place to save weight, which will make the boat more stable , easier to rig and to recover in the event of capsizing.
  • Boom - placed at 90° from the mast, at the sail's footer, the boom helps keeping the profile neat. The boom vang has an essential tuning role. Having a boom not too low is an important criteria to consider for smoother maneuvers.
  • Sail - can be made of dacron, (white or colored basic sailcloth), mylar or sometimes membrane.
    You'll find different shapes like the classic triangle and more elaborated shapes like square heads (like on racing sailboats) sustained by full battens.
  • Centerboard - helps you go straight ! its position is essential in the boat design. A well balanced boat should allow a slight weather helm (slight tendency of the boat to turn towards the wind). A weather helm helps you feel the boat, and can even let you helm the boat with closed eyes. (exercise practiced during coaching sessions to develop sensations onboard)
  • Rudder, tiller and tiller extension - this is your wheel ! it should be precise, with perfect adjustment for the maximum of pleasure.