AquaCraft Vela Racing Sailboat

Oct 28, 2010 No Comments by

New from Aquacraft:

Standing over 6.5 feet (2 meters) tall, the AquaCraft Vela proves a commanding presence on any lake or pond. With her straightforward assembly, anyone – from first-time captains to fierce competitors – can be ready to sail in under an hour! Pre-applied graphics and deck detail add to the realism of the painted fiberglass hull while fasteners attached to the high-strength rigging lines simply snap into eyelets installed on the deck, making sail control set-up a fast and easy process. The colorful thermal polyester sails are reinforced with fiber for high performance and durability and are printed on one side to aid in orientation at a distance. Jibs are aluminum while the main mast is made of competition-grade carbon-fiber. Designed for high performance, the one-meter long fiberglass hull includes wood formers for rigidity. The hatch is held securely in place with latches that easily turn for access to the radio compartment. Almost everything required for operation is included – as well as a folding wooden stand for maintenance and display. Check it out:

  • The included 2-channel Tactic 2.4GHz sailboat radio eliminates any chance of same-channel interference with Secure Link Technology™.
  • In addition to its powerful rudder servo, the Vela comes with a very high-quality, high-torque sail winch servo that features ball bearings and durable metal gears. With 153 oz-in (11 kg-cm) of torque at 6V, it has the muscle you need to move big sails.
  • Vela is ready to handle brisk winds of 15-20 mph without capsizing because of its large, rigid keel. The keel attaches to the hull with an easy-to-remove thumb nut making transportation to and from the pond effortless.
  • The generously sized rudder offers very responsive handling – the Vela can turn almost inside the length of its hull.

Specifications:

Length: 40 in (1016 mm)
Width: 6.5 in (165 mm)
Height: 79 in (2006 mm)
Weight: 6 lb (2.72 kg)
Requires: 8 “AA” batteries

AQUB0200 – Vela 1 Meter Sailboat 2.4GHz – $349.99

Vela will be available in late November

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