Carried on your cruising boat, the Tiwal 2 inflatable sailing dinghy will transform your anchorage experience.
HOW MANY PEOPLE can a TIWAL 2 take?
A single adult, an adult and a child, or two children. You can carry up to 150 kg on board. Depending on the wind, your trip will be a gentle stroll or a sporty adventure.
The Tiwal 2 benefits from proven and patented Tiwal technology with a high-pressure Drop Stitch inflatable gliding V-shaped hull. The whole system guarantees the rigidity of the boat for amazing sensations slipping through the water. The width of the hull ensures good stability. Its daggerboard keeps it on course and allows you to sail well upwind.
The Tiwal 2 is inflated with air, so it’s lightweight! The complete boat with the sail weighs only 40 kilos. Its light weight contributes to its reactive and playful behavior on the water.
Its round scow-shaped bow brings volume to the forward part, and makes the boat particularly easy to steer. Its inflatable wings provide significant lateral stability under way. The inflatable wings also provide incomparable comfort when hiking or as a backrest in a seated position.
The Tiwal 2 sail is made by North Sails. Its 5.60 m² sail area allows it to be propelled as soon as there’s any wind. The sail is battened in three positions, on its leech and on its foot, and particularly at the square top. The battens contribute to the power of the sail. The C50 carbon mast combined with the rigging in the stronger wind allows you to reach planing speeds. So this rig makes the Tiwal 2 a very versatile boat in different wind conditions.
The sail is wrapped around the mast. It’s convenient at anchor to leave the Tiwal 2 tied behind the boat, or on the beach during your swim break.
The Tiwal 2 is very safe for sailors: the sail has been designed without a boom, the deck is clear and handling is simple. The yellow sail is easily spotted on the water. Are your children going on an escapade with your Tiwal 2? You can keep an eye on them at a glance!
The Tiwal 2 is the 100% fun sailing boat!
USE ON A CRUISING BOATOnce assembled, the inflated hull can be stored on the trampoline at the front of a cruising catamaran or on the deck of a yacht. Launching is all the more simple because it is light and easy to handle. Just hook one line to the mast and lower the Tiwal 2 hull into the water.
The Tiwal 2 hull also has seven strap carrying handles around its circumference for easy handling in all positions. Once the hull is on the water, simply add the rudder, daggerboard and mast with the sail. And your inflatable sailing dinghy is ready for boarding!
I am a New Zealand sailor who learned to sail in the beautiful Malborough Sounds and then went onto represent NZ at the 2000 Olympics.