Ultra-lightweight and compact dinghy launched

Tiwal 2 Tiwal 2 has a drop-stitch hull that is very stiff when fully inflated to a high pressure. Credit: Tiwal
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Tiwal has launched a 2.8m long, super lightweight and compact inflatable sailing dinghy which can be ready to sail in 15 minutes.

Designed and developed by Tiwal’s Marion Excoffon, the 40kg single-handed Tiwal 2 is assembled in five stages: hull inflation, inserting the daggerboard well, installing the rig, the appendages and then finished off with the pump.

“I wanted the Tiwal 2 to be a companion for the whole family," explained Marion, who is at the forefront of the family-fun French business. "I imagined an ultra-simple boat that goes to basics. It is at the same time a proper sailing boat and a great toy to play on."

Wind resilient

The aluminium dinghy is equipped with a North Sails loose-footed 5.6sqm Dacron sail, five-part carbon mast C50 and a drop-stitch hull that is very stiff when fully inflated to a high pressure. Its inflatable wings also offer maximum comfort and reassurance for sailors in established wind conditions.

A V-shaped hull and a daggerboard have been incorporated to make going upwind easier and the Tiwal 2 will even plane.

The boat comes in two compact bags easily stowed in a locker. Its design facilitates assembly and launching from the deck of a larger vessel. The sail furls around the mast, allowing for very quick deployment or stowage.

Tiwal 2 will be on display during the boot Düsseldorf boat show.

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