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24.02.2017


The FLYING MANTIS takes off

The Flying Mantis is a lightweight carbon easy foiling trimaran for the solo sailor. It is designed to deliver windsurfer flexibility and be transported and sailed almost anywhere.

The Flying Mantis is two beautifully designed performance boats in one. It can be switched between a semi-foiling displacement trimaran and a full-foiling version depending on a sailor’s skill and sailing conditions.

Key specs:
_Main hull: length 4.2m (LWL), beam 0.5m
_Outrigger: length 2.5m, beam 0.14m
_Overall beam: 2.4m
_Combined hull weight: c.45kg
_Lifting T-foil rudder
_Semi-foiling version: central dagger board
_Foiling version: dagger board plus interchangeable lifting central T foil adjusted by wand control from a bowsprit
_Sails: Main 8.8 sqm, Jib 2.3 sqm
_Easy sailing

The Flying Mantis boasts a lightweight carbon epoxy foam sandwich construction. The hulls are quick and simple to assemble. The central hull weighs around 20kg plus outriggers at 12.5kg. Fully assembled, this lightweight trimaran is especially suited to taller & heavier sailors, with a weight range of up to 120kgs.

The Flying Mantis was conceived by Simon Chrispin, owner of It Should Be Fun Ltd (ISBF) which is marketing the boat. “I wanted a boat that I could keep at home, put on the top of my car and launch from any beach. It had to be super lightweight and portable…..oh, and it had to go fast or it would not be fun”.

The most efficient boat form that met the requirements turned out to be a trimaran.

Simon met two boat builders at the 2016 RYA Dinghy Show, Jamie Stewart (naval architect) and Anthony McMahon (owner of Solent Boat Works), specialists in the build and repair of carbon performance craft.

By coincidence, they had a draft design for a performance trimaran which Jamie had worked on with Richard Pemberton, designer/technical consultant to teams in events such as the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean race, Vendee Globe race, Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.

The idea of foiling capability was added to Simon’s concept and the Flying Mantis was born on Hayling Island where it is being built by Solent Boat Works.

“Designers who also know how to build and repair performance boats, know what good boat design is all about. This is a UK quality design and build.”

Visit us on stand C86 at the RYA Dinghy Show, 4th and 5th March to meet the team and where deposits will be taken to secure build slots.

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07.01.2018


Flying Mantis debut at London Boat Show

The Flying Mantis is about to be unwrapped at the London Boat Show 10 - 14 January

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30.03.2017


Yachts & Yachting Boat News

Brief article - Flying Mantis on display at the 2017 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

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24.02.2017


The FLYING MANTIS takes off

The Flying Mantis will debut at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace,
London, on 4th and 5th March 2017, stand C86

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24.02.2017


The FLYING MANTIS takes off

The Flying Mantis is a lightweight carbon easy foiling trimaran for the solo sailor. It is designed to deliver windsurfer flexibility and be transported and sailed almost anywhere.

The Flying Mantis is two beautifully designed performance boats in one. It can be switched between a semi-foiling displacement trimaran and a full-foiling version depending on a sailor’s skill and sailing conditions.

Key specs:
_Main hull: length 4.2m (LWL), beam 0.5m
_Outrigger: length 2.5m, beam 0.14m
_Overall beam: 2.4m
_Combined hull weight: c.45kg
_Lifting T-foil rudder
_Semi-foiling version: central dagger board
_Foiling version: dagger board plus interchangeable lifting central T foil adjusted by wand control from a bowsprit
_Sails: Main 8.8 sqm, Jib 2.3 sqm
_Easy sailing

The Flying Mantis boasts a lightweight carbon epoxy foam sandwich construction. The hulls are quick and simple to assemble. The central hull weighs around 20kg plus outriggers at 12.5kg. Fully assembled, this lightweight trimaran is especially suited to taller & heavier sailors, with a weight range of up to 120kgs.

The Flying Mantis was conceived by Simon Chrispin, owner of It Should Be Fun Ltd (ISBF) which is marketing the boat. “I wanted a boat that I could keep at home, put on the top of my car and launch from any beach. It had to be super lightweight and portable…..oh, and it had to go fast or it would not be fun”.

The most efficient boat form that met the requirements turned out to be a trimaran.

Simon met two boat builders at the 2016 RYA Dinghy Show, Jamie Stewart (naval architect) and Anthony McMahon (owner of Solent Boat Works), specialists in the build and repair of carbon performance craft.

By coincidence, they had a draft design for a performance trimaran which Jamie had worked on with Richard Pemberton, designer/technical consultant to teams in events such as the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean race, Vendee Globe race, Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.

The idea of foiling capability was added to Simon’s concept and the Flying Mantis was born on Hayling Island where it is being built by Solent Boat Works.

“Designers who also know how to build and repair performance boats, know what good boat design is all about. This is a UK quality design and build.”

Visit us on stand C86 at the RYA Dinghy Show, 4th and 5th March to meet the team and where deposits will be taken to secure build slots.

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01.05.2017


Dinghies Delight

Y&Y review of the 2017 Dinghy Show

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12.02.2018


Voile Magazine’s review at London Boat Show

Voile Magazine's Pierre-Yves Poulain gives his views on the Flying Mantis ...

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06.01.2018


Brand New Craft & Technology at London Boat Show 2018

Marine Industry News 5th Jan - Making their debut at the London Boat Show are more than 75 of the latest, highly-anticipated sail and power boats ...... including the Flying Mantis foiling trimaran.

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24.02.2017


The FLYING MANTIS takes off

The Flying Mantis is a lightweight carbon easy foiling trimaran for the solo sailor. It is designed to deliver windsurfer flexibility and be transported and sailed almost anywhere.

The Flying Mantis is two beautifully designed performance boats in one. It can be switched between a semi-foiling displacement trimaran and a full-foiling version depending on a sailor’s skill and sailing conditions.

Key specs:
_Main hull: length 4.2m (LWL), beam 0.5m
_Outrigger: length 2.5m, beam 0.14m
_Overall beam: 2.4m
_Combined hull weight: c.45kg
_Lifting T-foil rudder
_Semi-foiling version: central dagger board
_Foiling version: dagger board plus interchangeable lifting central T foil adjusted by wand control from a bowsprit
_Sails: Main 8.8 sqm, Jib 2.3 sqm
_Easy sailing

The Flying Mantis boasts a lightweight carbon epoxy foam sandwich construction. The hulls are quick and simple to assemble. The central hull weighs around 20kg plus outriggers at 12.5kg. Fully assembled, this lightweight trimaran is especially suited to taller & heavier sailors, with a weight range of up to 120kgs.

The Flying Mantis was conceived by Simon Chrispin, owner of It Should Be Fun Ltd (ISBF) which is marketing the boat. “I wanted a boat that I could keep at home, put on the top of my car and launch from any beach. It had to be super lightweight and portable…..oh, and it had to go fast or it would not be fun”.

The most efficient boat form that met the requirements turned out to be a trimaran.

Simon met two boat builders at the 2016 RYA Dinghy Show, Jamie Stewart (naval architect) and Anthony McMahon (owner of Solent Boat Works), specialists in the build and repair of carbon performance craft.

By coincidence, they had a draft design for a performance trimaran which Jamie had worked on with Richard Pemberton, designer/technical consultant to teams in events such as the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean race, Vendee Globe race, Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.

The idea of foiling capability was added to Simon’s concept and the Flying Mantis was born on Hayling Island where it is being built by Solent Boat Works.

“Designers who also know how to build and repair performance boats, know what good boat design is all about. This is a UK quality design and build.”

Visit us on stand C86 at the RYA Dinghy Show, 4th and 5th March to meet the team and where deposits will be taken to secure build slots.

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01.11.2018


The Flying Mantis has been nominated as “Dinghy of the Year”

We are really excited and proud to announce that the Flying Mantis has been nominated as “Dinghy of the Year” in the British Yachting Awards 2018

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24.02.2017


The FLYING MANTIS takes off

The Flying Mantis is a lightweight carbon easy foiling trimaran for the solo sailor. It is designed to deliver windsurfer flexibility and be transported and sailed almost anywhere.

The Flying Mantis is two beautifully designed performance boats in one. It can be switched between a semi-foiling displacement trimaran and a full-foiling version depending on a sailor’s skill and sailing conditions.

Key specs:
_Main hull: length 4.2m (LWL), beam 0.5m
_Outrigger: length 2.5m, beam 0.14m
_Overall beam: 2.4m
_Combined hull weight: c.45kg
_Lifting T-foil rudder
_Semi-foiling version: central dagger board
_Foiling version: dagger board plus interchangeable lifting central T foil adjusted by wand control from a bowsprit
_Sails: Main 8.8 sqm, Jib 2.3 sqm
_Easy sailing

The Flying Mantis boasts a lightweight carbon epoxy foam sandwich construction. The hulls are quick and simple to assemble. The central hull weighs around 20kg plus outriggers at 12.5kg. Fully assembled, this lightweight trimaran is especially suited to taller & heavier sailors, with a weight range of up to 120kgs.

The Flying Mantis was conceived by Simon Chrispin, owner of It Should Be Fun Ltd (ISBF) which is marketing the boat. “I wanted a boat that I could keep at home, put on the top of my car and launch from any beach. It had to be super lightweight and portable…..oh, and it had to go fast or it would not be fun”.

The most efficient boat form that met the requirements turned out to be a trimaran.

Simon met two boat builders at the 2016 RYA Dinghy Show, Jamie Stewart (naval architect) and Anthony McMahon (owner of Solent Boat Works), specialists in the build and repair of carbon performance craft.

By coincidence, they had a draft design for a performance trimaran which Jamie had worked on with Richard Pemberton, designer/technical consultant to teams in events such as the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean race, Vendee Globe race, Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.

The idea of foiling capability was added to Simon’s concept and the Flying Mantis was born on Hayling Island where it is being built by Solent Boat Works.

“Designers who also know how to build and repair performance boats, know what good boat design is all about. This is a UK quality design and build.”

Visit us on stand C86 at the RYA Dinghy Show, 4th and 5th March to meet the team and where deposits will be taken to secure build slots.

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