An Exciting New Surfski Design – the Nelo Vanquish Surfski
About the New Design – Near 560 Speed with Near 550 Stability
Normally balance and speed are inversely related: the fastest boat is also the most unstable. Our challenge was to have a racing boat that was as fast as the 560 surfski but as stable as the 550 surfski. And that is how the Vanquish was born! The Vanquish has some extra volume on the back in the shape of chines, and that support makes it super stable and incredibly easy to steer. All it takes is soft touches of the direction pedals giving it very precise control in every single wave. At the same time, the lift created by the hull design keeps the wet surface similar to the 560. The Vanquish is made for all those paddlers looking for extra speed and competitiveness but who are not ready for the pure racer 560.
Vanquish Ski Specifications
VANQUISH is the new ski model between the 550 and 560. Vanquish skis are available in WWR, SCS, and AIR. AIR is a new Ultra lightweight choice for surfski construction and is available for all models, 520 to 560!
- The Vanquish surfski is 560 cm length and 0.45cm width.
- Available in 3 different sizes: ML (<75Kg), L (75-90Kg) and XXL (>95Kg).
About AIR Construction
AIR is an SCS build that prioritizes weight. To achieve lighter weight, thinner gelcoat is applied so not as cosmetically perfect as WWR and SCS, and only offered in 5 solid colors: White, Blue, Red, Pink and Light Green. No additional gelcoat graphics. Customers have been applying personalized vinyl graphics as desired, like Oscars’ white boat below. The mold joint of the air constructed boat is covered with a black Kevlar tape seam rather than a heavier full gelcoat fill. All these changes make an incredible 8.5 kg (18.5 lb) boat!
Nelo Boat Constructions
WWR | SCS | AIR
The Vanquish Ski is available in WWR – 4 , SCS – 7 surfski constructions as well as the new AIR lightweight surfski construction.