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The 4 grades

We use different materials to offer 4 “grades” of boats. Each grade is finished to the same high standard, but has a different price point, and may be more suitable for certain situations and environments.

All Swift boats share these features;

  • "Sandwich" construction (ie. A core material such as honeycomb, coremate, or PVC foam is sandwiched between 2 "skins").
  • Use epoxy resin, cured at high temperture.
  • Bonded under vacuum.
  • Enclosed seat decks for maximum buoyancy (exceed FISA's requirement).

Elite

Overview Specifically for use in competition, so are built at or close to FISA minimum weight. Mostly use kevlar cloth, with carbon seat decks and carbon reinforcing on the saxboards and keel.
Hull Honeycomb core with kevlar skins, and carbon reinforcing.
Saxboards and canvas decks Honeycomb core with carbon and kevlar skins, and carbon reinforcing.
Seat deck High density closed cell PVC foam core with carbon and kevlar skins.

Full Carbon Upgrade

For an additional cost, it is possible to upgrade our Elite boats to “Full Carbon”, which means that all
skins will be 100% carbon from end to end. This results in even greater stiffness, especially for longer
boats, such as 4s and 8s.

Club A

Overview Mainly for training purposes, although with only a small weight disadvantage over honeycomb boats, can still be highly competitive.
Hull Lantor Coremat with kevlar skins, and carbon reinforcing.
Saxboards and canvas decks Honeycomb core with carbon and kevlar skins, and carbon reinforcing
Seat deck High density closed cell PVC foam core with kevlar skins

Club B

Overview Specifically built for training purposes. Heavier than Club A, but relatively easy to repair
Hull Lantor Coremat with kevlar and fibre glass skins, and carbon reinforcing
Saxboards and canvas decks Honeycomb core with kevlar and fibre glass skins, and carbon reinforcing
Seat deck High density closed cell PVC foam core with fibre glass skins