The all-round foiling dinghy
Skeeta is the very latest, ‘3rd Generation’ foiling dinghy which incorporates all-round performance. You are no longer left waiting for breeze to go sailing. Skeeta is fun and pleasant to sail right through the entire wind range. Much more stable than narrow skiffs, Skeeta can also be sailed without lifting foils, making it far more versatile as an all-purpose dinghy, suited to beginners, for foiling training as well as having very impressive foiling performance, close to that of the International Moth.
Total weight: 42kg
Sail area: 8.5m², 9.5m²
Speed: 25knots +
Max crew weight: 60-100kgs
Sailor age 13-80 years
Retractable & detachable foils
Robust & unsinkable hull
Fully retractable wand
The versatility of Skeeta is unmatched. The hull is simple, robust, unsinkable and quick to rig. Skeeta can be used as an introductory training dinghy for beginners or a high performance racing dinghy able to plane upwind.
Add the foils and it is a highly developed, but forgiving foiling machine with amazing performance.
The iconic scow hull shape is stable, comfortable and low drag. Skeeta has been optimized for foiling through over 50 years of in house scow development by Jim French and Ian Ward.
The low free-board makes it incredibly easy for people of all ages to be able to get on board safely and quickly.
The rig employs a unique curved vang track, and deck sweeping S-boom. With this system the loads are dramatically reduced, while maintaining critical leech tension required for foiling. Reduced pressure on the mast means less chance for breakages.
The over-rotating 2 piece mast is carbon fibre with a halyard and has been optimized for foiling performance.
The foiling system is a culmination of over 20 years development using the Glide Free articulated lifting foil with floating pushrod.
This system provides low drag, minimises crashes and tripping which is experienced in most other foiling systems.
At the heart of the control system is a fully retractable bow wand, which provides unparalleled control and fully variable height control.
The fully retractable foils are inserted from above and the lifting foils can be easily clipped on or off with the push of a button. No need to tip the boat on over when rigging.
Start in displacement mode, then lower the wand gradually to set the ride height to suit your skill level.
A Safer Ride
The Skeeta foiling system allows for faster response times and a safer foiling.
Skill Level For Everyone
The height adjustable wand revolutionises the way you foil. Take command, fly high or fly low whenever you want, all by the pull of a string.
By eliminating the complexity on the rudder variation, foiling becomes one step simpler.
Launching is a breeze, insert the verticals in from above and clip the lifting foils on. No need to tip your boat over and carry it.
Foiling isn't for everyone or for all conditions, but why not have a boat that can sail in all safe weather conditions.
No knots to tie, everything comes pre-assembled and clips together.
Skeeta's wings can easily and quickly be removed in less than 5 seconds. Just one pin holds them in place, making getting to the water even quicker. No lacing trampolines required.
Tacking and gybing is really easy. The hull is very stable so it is very forgiving, ideal for beginners. Unlike a catamaran, it tacks extremely easily and fast, but is forgiving.
Foiling tacks and gybes are possible with the right practise.
What You Get
The complete boat ready to foil!!
Hull with wings
Rig - Mast & stays, Sails with sail bag, boom, mainsheet and all fittings
Main foil, rudder foil, tiller, tiller extension
Wand and foil control system.
Padded bags for hull, wings, mast, and foils.
Skeeta D8.5 (displacement) $13,500 RRP
Skeeta D9.5 (displacement) $14,500 RRP
Skeeta F8.5 (foiling) $18,000 RRP
Skeeta F9.5 (foiling) $19,000 RRP
Prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD), for the complete boat, excluding delivery & local duties and taxes.
To order your Skeeta contact Glide Free Design.
About Skeeta Foiling Craft
Skeeta is designed and manufactured by Skeeta Foiling Craft in Melbourne, Australia.
The goal of Skeeta Foiling Craft has always been to create boats that everyone can sail.
That means as simple as they can be, but with performance that never fails to excite.
Creating a boat which is simple to rig and get out on the water in minutes is no easy task, but they have dedicated years of development so that everyone can enjoy every aspect of their favourite sport.