The VX Evo is a fresh concept in big dinghies. Designed by the VX design team specifically for larger sailors (or teams of 2 smaller sailors) wanting a simple, yet technical race-boat, optimized for performance, handling, and ergonomics whether upwind, or downwind under a balanced Asymmetric sail plan. No other performance dinghy will provide the feel , control and sailing experience of the Evo.
Conceptualized by and new boats offered by Bennett Yachting Inc. Naval architecture and engineering by Rodger Martin Design.
Sailing World “Best Dinghy” 2017
Sail Magazine “Best Performance Boat Under 30′ 2017”
|Length Overall||13.7' / 4.85m|
|Length Waterline||13.7' / 4.85m|
|Beam||5.8' / 1.77m|
|Displacement||180lbs / 81.6kg|
|Sail Area||#1 – 110 SF, #2 – 100 SF, #3 – 90 SF. Gennaker – 120 SF|
Utilizing laminates of Carbon, E glass and foam cores together with advanced epoxy resins the Evo is a tough yet light platform and should provide many years of racing performance.
The kick up rudder and dagger-board configuration was chosen for launching in any location.
The rig is all carbon and tuned to three mainsail plans, then controlled when off the wind with a calibrated shroud only system to provide Gennaker support without compromising the easiest of high-speed Jibes.
The Evo will offer not just strict One-design racing but also a platform for any “crew’d big boat sailor” wishing to master apparent wind sailing with independence from his regular team. Sail any time you want from ramp or beach.
The core principle is that the sailor gets to sail what is, within an affordable price, the most technology for the dollar available anywhere on the market today. Simply put, a “Big bang for the buck”.