New inflatable sport dinghy Tiwal 3R at the boot Düsseldorf

New inflatable sport dinghy Tiwal 3R at the boot Düsseldorf

New inflatable sport dinghy Tiwal 3R at the boot Düsseldorf

Sailing boat

By Tiwal
11/01/2023 - 17:30

The Tiwal 3R is being presented at Boot Düsseldorf from January 21st to 29th, on stand 15G41. Awarded Boat of the Year and Best Boat by Sailing World and Sail, this new sport version completes the range of inflatable sailing dinghies - the Tiwal 3, Tiwal 2 and Tiwal 2L - from the French shipyard. The Tiwal 3R offers a compact alternative to traditional sports dinghies, having increased rigidity both on the hull, and the mast and appendages. But it also benefits from an increase in power with a new mainsail in laminated sailcloth, and is equipped with a boom. With the launch of the Tiwal 3 ten years ago, Tiwal has helped broaden the practice of sailing. The company has opened up access to a wider public by offering a boomless dinghy that is compact, versatile and highly responsive in a variety of wind conditions. Suitable for both adults and children, more than 2,500 Tiwal dinghies are now sailing in some fifty countries on all types of waters. With the launch today of the Tiwal 3R (Racing), Tiwal is this time targeting a public of sailors looking for performance, technicality, but also compactness. “The sporting public wanted a nomadic boat with even better performance. Offering the possibility of sailing everywhere, simply and with maximum fun, is in Tiwal’s DNA,” explains Marion Excoffon, Designer and Co-founder of Tiwal.

A rigid and compact boat
The seakeeping performance of the Tiwal 3 is widely recognized. “For the Tiwal 3R, we’ve brought even more rigidity
to the whole boat,” adds Marion Excoffon. The hull benefits from a new technology – “fusion” – as well as a better
flow of water at the back of the hull. The mast is made of 90% carbon and the appendages are made in composite.
The result is striking, with a behavior similar to that of a rigid boat, while keeping its compact functionality for being

A powerful and fun boat
The 7.2m² “light wind” rig guarantees superb sensations in light airs (6 to 12 knots), as does the 6m² sport sail for
stronger winds. Even the larger-size helmsman will be hiking-out in light airs for a great feeling of speed. The oriented
sail cut, the new carbon boom and fine-tuning allow sail power to be optimized according to wind conditions, sea
state and your weight. All sail controls return to the helmsman on each side of the boat and offer great finesse for
trimming. Combined with the new generation hull, that is even stiffer, this rig makes it easier to get up on the plane. The Tiwal3R is even more lively and responsive, even in light airs. You can play with the wind and have fun in the surf. And when the breeze picks up a bit more, it becomes very sporty! Close your eyes and you’d think it was a rigid-hull dinghy. Open them, and it stows away in 2 bags!”

A family-run business, Tiwal designs and manufactures inflatable and super inflated boats! These high-end products allow you to sail either at sea and or a mountain lake. At the origin of Tiwal there is the tenacious character of Marion Excoffon, industrial designer. When her father refused to lend her his sailboat, she decided to make her own! Her determination and desire to make the pleasure of sailing accessible to all have given birth to a range of new generation inflatable sailing dinghies that can be assembled in 10 to 25 minutes, can be transported in small cars or on board cruising boats. They are stowed in 2 bags and can be enjoyed by kids as well as grown-ups. Sailing a Tiwal is about more than just a day on the water: it’s an expedition! This is the pleasure of fun and sporty sailing; it is also about moments to be shared with family or friends.


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