this is the rocket

Big Pimpin'

Manufacturer’s comment: “Yup! Now we have an exceptional $4600 daysailer, family boat, adventure boat and buoy racer in our product line. Just saying that makes me feel like Santa Claus. We’re beginning deliveries over this spring and I’m extremely excited about it.

Don’t get me wrong, the¬†UFO is having its best year ever. But that doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t also make improvements to the sailboat market that stand outside of the positives that foils bring to play. Fulcrum is expanding in order to bring the broader market one of those improvements.

We call it the Rocket. The Rocket is a magnificent family boat that’s unparalleled in ease of use, value and versatility. And at 40% lighter than similar dinghies, the thing actually rips, too. How’s it so light? We engineered it this year with this year’s materials and techniques, rather than those found in 1950. Ironically, it’s also extra strong and extra stiff.

Composites really have advanced a lot in 70 years, as has everything else. A triton 28 and an AC75 are both composite boats. One is from the past, the other is from the present. And you saw it right, that’s a tried-and true one-string-to-start lateen rig. No rig on the planet is faster to take sailing. If I’m taking my wife out on the river to watch the sunset or launching on a pure impulse to sail for 15 minutes before a zoom meeting, I don’t want to get bogged down in even the second or third simplest setup. Get me out there! Launch the Rocket!”

-Dave Clark