Cobra International and Australian boat builder Skeeta Foiling Craft have developed a new range of hydro foiling dinghies.
Cobra International and Australian boat builder Skeeta Foiling Craft have developed a new range of hydro foiling dinghies.

Thai composites specialist Cobra International has formed a partnership with Australian boat builder Skeeta Foiling Craft to develop a new range of hydro foiling dinghies.  

The range includes the Skeeta dinghy with features a 3.66m modern scow made using a molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core blank, assembled with a mixture of woven and biaxial glass fiber fabrics, localised carbon fiber reinforcements and G-10 inserts wet laminated into closed vacuum female molds. According to the company, this construction process produces hulls with minimal finishing and a low hull weight of just 32 kgs for Skeeta and 23 kgs for the Nikki dinghy, a smaller 2.9 m craft.

Cobra also supplied painted hulls with a molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam deck pad that provides a non-slip and comfortable deck.

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