Rather than simply take a given concept and scale it up and down to fit a certain price bracket or size based on ease of handling, we've taken a much more structured approach and configured each of the four designs in the range to define and optimise the qualities that are best suited to each of the four models in the range.
Who is this design for? How will it be used and what are the features that will enhance the value for each particular owner? How many different models are required to cover all the features multihull sailors will looking for? These are the questions we were asking as we developed the X series Rocket range.
All of the Rockets will fold quite easily on and off the water.
They all have high buoyancy floats and the beams positioned correctly for optimum performance in fresh sea conditions.
They all have the option of fitting C foils and float rudders with T foils.
The 24 is ideal for a weekend cruise if you dont need the TV and hot showers on board, and highly competitive for bay racing or an overnighter. The X-24 is probably the most bang for your buck if want to get out of the pen quickly for a Wednesday afternoon sail, or tow the boat regularly without needing a powerful car and trailer setup for the road.
The X-27 will get you on the road quickly and easily. Set it up as a dedicated racer with a full wardrobe of sails and a long bow pole and you have the option of mixing with the action at the front of the fleet in the venue of choice.
Set the 27 up more for cruising and you have access to any cruising ground your car and trailer rig can take you to.
The X-30 is a great compromise between a cruiser and a high performance racer. Getting the rig up and down on a boat this size is not so simple that we could advertise it as "easily trailerable" so for this design the focus has been on finding a good blend of interior cabin space, style, sea handling and all round performance.
The X-37 offers a comfortable and more flexible interior layout, so it's optimised for longer term cruising and offshore sea handling qualities. She's in the same size range as trimarans such as the Spoon Bay 10.6 which have clocked up thousands of sea miles and done many ocean crossings without misadventure.