Topaz Taz Sailing Dinghy
Topaz Taz Sailing Dinghy
Topaz Taz Sailing Dinghy
Topaz Taz Sailing Dinghy
Topaz Taz Sailing Dinghy

Topaz Taz Sailing Dinghy

Regular price €3,250.00
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“SMALLER AND LIGHTER, NIPPIER AND MORE HANDY THAN A TOPPER OR PICO, WHICH MAKE IT A MORE SUITABLE SIZE FOR INTRODUCING YOUNG CHILDREN TO SAILING”

YACHTS & YACHTING

IDEAL FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS

Modern and exciting introduction to sailing.

For one or two children or for an adult and child.

  • Ideal for young solo beginners to gain confidence.
  • Space for two crew.
  • Can be set up with one sail or a main and jib.
  • Dacron un-battened main sail.
  • Exceptionally stable.
  • Easy to handle.
  • Very robust, maintenance free TRILAM construction 
  • ISAF ‘Learn to Sail’ Class
  • As used by Sunsail, Mark Warner, Neilson, RYA OnBoard
  • Internationally Award Winning Design

SPACIOUS, DURABLE, SIMPLE, SAFE AND STABLE

The Taz can be sailed by two people and can also be sailed singlehanded. On one hand, a child as light as 30kg can handle a Taz, and on the other the Taz has capacity to carry 90kg, meaning that two children or an adult and child can sail together.

The hull is deceptively spacious and has the same cockpit capacity as some more expensive rivals. The unrivalled Topaz TRILAM construction produces a supremely durable hull with high levels of buoyancy. At just 40kg, the hull is also impressively lightweight making the boat manageable afloat and ashore even for young children.

 

The Taz comes with mainsail and jib as standard. The hard wearing Dacron mainsail is favoured by first-time sailors and schools. The rig is simple and lightweight enough to be operated by a child single-handedly, although the Taz is often used as a two person trainer or recreational dinghy.

It uses the same foils as the Topper, which are capable of dealing with all the knocks and bumps of beginner sailing. The self-draining cockpit, righting lines and grab rails making it extremely safe to sail.

The Taz comes with the highest specification equipment fitted as standard making the boat a pleasure to sail and keeping gear failure to an absolute minimum. The boat also comes with a 3-year hull warranty.

“SUPERBLY DESIGNED SAIL TRAINER FOR BEGINNERS. RIGHT SIZE, RIGHT WEIGHT, RIGHT FEATURES”

SAIL MAGAZINE


FEATURES

SIMPLE AND FUN

Even the smallest sailor feels safe, comfortable and confident in the superb TAZ. Her ultra-modern good looks will instantly ignite interest. Once on the water, the superbly responsive TAZ comes into her own to delight and win over yet another new convert to the sport of sailing.

SPACIOUS SELF DRAINING COCKPIT

The TAZ feels much bigger aboard than she really is. The ‘Topaz-Style’ self draining cockpit is spacious, uncluttered and comfortable. There is more than enough room for teacher and pupil to sail together without feeling cramped or restricted. An extra high boom gives an even greater feeling of space and allows the centreboard to be fitted before you go sailing.

UNIQUELY RUGGED CONSTRUCTION

The precision moulded TRILAM Metalicene hull construction gives unrivalled strength to weight ratio and great uniformity, buoyancy and stiffness.

CARRY HANDLES

‘Topaz-Style’ Carry Handles are fitted on bow and stern for easy launching and retrieval.

INSPECTION HATCHES

Stowage pouches fit into inspection hatches for storing keys, cold drinks etc.

PROVEN LIFTING RUDDER SYSTEM

The easy to lift rudder system – as used on the Topper – keeps the rugged moulded blade in perfect condition. This sturdy rudder fitting is amongst the best on any production model sailboat.

EASY AND QUICK TO RIG

Rigging the TAZ could not be any quicker or more simple. Within a matter of minutes you can get the boat rigged and on the water.

EASILY CARTOPPABLE

The lightweight Taz sailboat is easily cartoppable. Getting the Taz from storage to the water and back is a breeze.

HASSLE-FREE MAINTENANCE

The hi-tech roto-moulded polyethylene hull is unsinkable and far stronger and longer lasting than other boats on the market. The hull is virtually indestructible, even against the harshest knocks and scrapes inflicted by novices. But, in the unlikely need of a repair, the workability of polyethylene makes any repairs effortless. Tried and tested Topper Topaz fittings and fixtures ensure that failures are kept to a minimum.

FAST TRACK PROGRESSION

The TAZ is the perfect introduction to Topper sailing. The renowned Topper Junior Racing Class is well established and recognised by the RYA and ISAF. There is no better Topper apprenticeship than the TAZ.

Taz Specifications 

LENGTH

2.95m

BEAM

1.20m

CREW

1-2

HULL WEIGHT

40kg

CONSTRUCTION

Topaz TRILAM

SAIL AREA

5.39m2

MAIN

4.86m2

JIB

1.00m2

SPINNAKER

-

TRAPEZE

-

LEVEL

Beginner

 

Topaz Taz Package 

  • Topaz Taz Dinghy with Rig 
  • Sails (Dacron Main + Jib) 
  • Foils + Equipment 
  • Launching Trolley 
  • Top Cover 

For a quote please contact sales@vikingmarine.ie or call us on 01 280 6654

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Returns Address

Viking Marine,
The Pavilion,
Marine Road,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin,
Republic of Ireland.

Phone: +00 353 (1) 2806654
Email: sales@vikingmarine.ie

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