New Rocket Moth unveiled

Latest airborne offering from Aardvark on display at the RYA Dinghy Show

Wednesday February 27th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

Aardvark Technologies has launched a brand new International Moth, which they believe will be even faster than their successful Ninja design.

The first boat will be on display on the International Moth stand (C34) at the RYA Dinghy Show this weekend, showing off the latest in Moth design and technology.

Built in the UK, the Rocket design includes innovative such as a distinctive bowsprit wand and an eye catching paint job. The bowsprit wand, combined with a mast and centre foil position that is much further forward than other designs, aims to improve the boat’s longitudinal stability and in turn control and reduce drag, making the boat easier to handle around the course.

Mike Cooke, who heads up Aardvark, launched the first Rocket in January: "The launch of the Rocket is really exciting for Aardvark Technologies," he said. "We’ve been working on the design and thinking about improvements to the build process for a while now, and its brilliant to see the new boat on the water.

“The hull design is a step on from the Ninja, with more buoyancy in the bow. We tested the bow-sprit wand on an adapted Ninja last year, and feedback was good. The boat was first at both the German and Swiss Nationals, so it made absolute sense to take this feature through to the new design.”

The Rocket builds on the pedigree of its predecessor, the Ninja, twice UK National Championship winner, as well as 2011 Europeans winer. Top 49er sailor Dylan Fletcher has already placed his order.


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