The Topper Topaz TAZ provides the perfect platform for young sailors.
Outstanding stability and easily controlled rig options allow youngsters to progress at their own individual pace. The TAZ has huge beach credibility and her simplicity breeds instant confidence.
A choice of two simple sail options mean that the TAZ can be rigged to suit varying levels of competence and confidence or to cope with varied sailing conditions.
The Topaz TAZ is roomy enough for two - an instructor and child or two young sailors out together (total max crew weight 160kg) - making the TAZ the ideal sailboat for beginners and sailing schools.
Simple and Fun.
Young children can feel safe and confident in the superb TAZ. Extra built-in buoyancy and a higher freeboard than on other boats ensures the boat won't take on water over the transom or nosedive.
Instant Beach Credibility.
The TAZ's ultra-modern good looks will instantly ignite interest. Once on the water, the superbly responsive TAZ will delight and win over another convert to the sport of sailing.
The hi-tech rota-moulded polyethylene hull is unsinkable and far stronger and long-lasting than other sailboats available on the market in New Zealand.
The hull, which comes with a three year warranty is virtually indestructible, even against the harshest knocks and scrapes made by the novice. Tried and tested Topper Topaz fittings and fixtures ensure that failures are kept to a minimum.
Cartoppable and Quick to Rig.
At 40kg and fitted with carry-handles at the bow and stern, the TAZ is easily cartoppable.The simple mastgate eliminate the need to lift the mast in. The rig can be stepped by even a small child.
DESIGNED BY AMERICA’S CUP DESIGNER IAN HOWLETT & MADE IN THE UK
EUROPE’S No. 1 SAIL TRAINER
SLEEK LINES ENSURE INSTANT BEACH CREDABILITY
FAST & EXCITING (ENSURING YOUNG CHILDREN DON’T GET BORED)
LATEST THINKING IN HYDRODYNAMIC HULL SHAPES
LONG WATER LINE LENGTH PROMOTES SPEED. HULL ROCKER SHAPE PROMOTES SPEED WHILST PLANING
HIGH BUOYANCY UP FORWARD STOPS NOSE DIVING INTO WAVES
HULL SHAPE PROMOTES STABILITY, FAST PLANING, DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND HIGH POINTING ABILITY DUE TO RUBBING STRAKES GIVING LATERAL RESITANCE & TRAPPING AIR WHILE PLANING
LATEST IN HULL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
HULL HAS ABILIY TO REFORM SHOULD A HIGH SPEED DING OCCUR, (SEE VIDEO ON PRODUCT PAGE)
LATEST IN RIG DESIGN
HIGH QUALITY FITTINGS
BALANCE OF SLIP AND ANTI SLIP BUILT INTO HULL
VERTUALLY INDESTRUCTABLE HULL
MAINTENANCE FREE HULL
NON POROUS HULL
SINGLE OR DOUBLE HANDED
SIMPLE MAIN REEFING SYSTEM
HIGH FREEBOARD TO WEIGHT RATIO
CE CERT CAT 'C'
160KG MAX CREW WEIGHT
SIMPLE MASTGATE SYSTEM, MAST CAN BE STEPPED EVEN BY A SMALL CHILD
SEALED TOP MAST SECTION PLUS FLOATATION HEAD IN MAIN
VERY QUICK TO RIG (3 1/2 mins car top to sailing)
AUTOMATIC RUDDER KICK UP SYSTEM
HIGHEST QUALITY HULL PLASTICS USED ON TODAYS MARKET
HIGHEST QUALITY UV STABABILIZERS
RAISED HEAL CENTRE RIDGE FOR COMFORT
40KG HULL WEIGHT SO CARTOPPABLE
TAZ USED BY YACHTING NZ HAVE A GO PROGRAM
3 YEAR HULL WARRANTY
Hi-Tech Ball bearing
Why not let the children decide on what they would like to sail in?
Let them really enjoy the thrill of sailing a proper yacht, that will motivate and keep them coming back for more, through the ease of learning, exhilaration and confidence at speed, along with the all important beach credibility to match.
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"In fact the TAZ has quite a racy hull shape with a flat rocked back end starting to taper at the daggerboard towards a fine bow. So the TAZ also appears to cut upwind quickly, pointing high, tacking easily and accelerating with each gust. Sailing offwind on flat water, the TAZ stayed stable downwind and in gybes". YACHTS & YACHTING
"How would the TAZ beat to windward against a strong spring ebb tide in a gusty 25 knots of wind? This scenario confronts many coastal sailors and the TAZ performed extremely well". YACHTS & YACHTING
"The TAZ is 2.95m in hull length and 40kg in hull weight. The TAZ has plenty of room for two children in its cockpit and unlike the Optimist has a high boom that should stay clear of small heads. The Design Category CE Certificate for the TAZ recommends a maximum of two people or 160kg, which in theory allows a suitably enthusiastic 100kg Dad to sail with his child". YACHTS & YACHTING
"The polyethylene inner and outer surfaces provided excellent durability, while the layer of foam in between provides stiffness and flotation throughout the hull". YACHTS & YACHTING
"Delivers enough punch to do justice to Ian Howlett's hull, while being easy and forgiving for kids to handle."
"The Topaz Taz is a very modern stylish boat with racy hull colour schemes and a trendy sail design."
"The Taz is the perfect introduction to sailing for children. Safe, comfortable and ultra modern with a spacious Topaz style hull."
WHAT OTHER BOAT ON THE MARKET COMES EVEN CLOSE TO OFFERING YOU SO MUCH FOR SO LITTLE AN INVESTMENT?