The beginning of 2018 saw the introduction of 2 new boats going into production with CompoTech rigs. The the Seascape 14 and Liteboat XP. It is also an exciting time for our long time collaborators, Devoti. World Sailing announced that the D-Zero is shortlisted for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics. It will be assessed against other single handed dinghies as a potential replacement to the Laser. The final decision is to be made in November 2018.
SEASCAPE / First 14
Latest sailing vessel to come out of the Seascape yard is a 14ft 2 handed dinghy. With CompoTech spars and mast its aimed at the family sailor with young crew or to be sailed solo and created to be fun, simple, practical and most importantly easy to handle for recreational and family crews alike.
It has also been announced earlier thus year that Seascape have merged with Beneteau group. The french company becoming the majority shareholder, with a 60% stake in the Slovenian company. Seascape’s founders, Andraž Mihelin and Kristian Hajnšek, will continue alongside the group and retain the remainder of the capital. Beneteau have now launched the Seascape line up under their own First brand.
The Liteboat XP is a niche rowing / sailing crossover boat that was born from the mind of rowing adventurer Mathieu Bonnier and Architect Sam Manuard. The boat is designed to be rowed as a skiff with stability for coastal waters and with a stayless mast and simple rig for sail propulsion.