The new Rocket is for people who love sailing. It is all about performance,
stability and pure speed. Leading the fleet to the windward mark or planing
downhill in 15 knots of breeze, the Rocket is guaranteed to put a smile on your
face and reawaken your passion for sailing. Whether it's blowing 5 knots or 25,
you are racing with a group of friends or introducing your kids to the sport you
love, the Rocket makes sailing fun!
The Rocket has a proven hull shape with a fine bow developing into a wide
flat stern. The result is excellent upwind performance and stability as well as a
thrilling planing ride off the wind. The cockpit is second to none and won a 2005
Editor's Choice Award from SAIL Magazine. It has been compared to larger
grand prix racers with a huge amount of unobstructed space. Crew work is easy
and with virtually all lines concealed below decks, the Rocket has a clean
All sail controls are thoughtfully placed allowing the crew to achieve maximum
results without any wasted effort. The jib sheets are designed to be "cross winched"
to the weather side making for easy adjustments without moving off of the high side. 2:1 cross-cleated, barber haulers are also easily located on the weather side for de-powering the jib upwind or for power reaching. A unique feature of the Rocket is a roller
furling jib with a 4:1 halyard controlled from the cockpit pod.
The Rocket includes carbon mast, boom and sprit. The 5:1 main sheet, end boom sheeting, is attached to an enormous Harken traveler at the very stern of the boat. The sheet then travels along the boom, down to the pod, ending in a Harken ratcheting swivel base. What makes this system possible is the lack of a backstay to limit and interfere with the mainsail. This system makes for a very open working cockpit. The jib halyard, traveler, cunningham and boomvang all conveniently accessed from a centrally located pod with all lines running underneath the cockpit sole. For after the race the cockpit also includes a built in cooler for your favorite beverage!
Borrowing from larger sophisticated racers, the Rocket includes a mast jack
system for optimal rig tension. Unlike other boats of this size, the crew is able to adjust the rig tension while fully powered up. The Rocket's retractable keel has a total of 800 lbs of ballast located in the solid aluminum foil and bulb with a draft of 5ft 10in. This gives her a "big boat" feel with incredible stability without the need to hike upwind for performance and pointing ability. The keel is held within a reinforced and braced keel box
inside the cabin. Responsive and light weight steering comes from a high aspect
transom hung rudder.
The Rocket is built with the vacuum infusion process (VIP) using vinylester resin, engineered laminate schedule with a 1/2" 5 lb foam core. The infusion process ensures that our boats are consistently built to the highest possible quality standards and weight tolerances.
The Rocket is far more than the sum of its parts. It is a high performance keelboat that is equally at home at your local club or national regatta. The Rocket is the total package. Call us to arrange a demonstration and remember why you sail.
RIGGING & HARDWARE
The Rocket has more space down below than most 25ft boats. There is basic overnight accommodation with a double V berth and two quarter berths. There is storage in the forepeak as well as under the single quarter berths. The interior construction has been simplified with flat, continuous surfaces. Installation is straightforward with the entire pan lowered into the hull. The horizontal surfaces, such as the forward and aft bunk areas, are made of lightweight foam, sandwiched with glass and finished in gel coat. These add tremendous stiffening with only nominal increases in weight.