Oct 20, 2016
Goodall Design: Viper new Looks & a Flying version coming
New Viper looks , sent by Goodall Design. Most interesting is the Viper foiling version to be launched next year. I saw some pics of tests made in Aus, at the time it was a 3pt TNZ Foil conf, now they might go for a 4pt A-Cat foil setup as adopted by the Nacra 15/17?
The look & feel conf for the Viper is cosmetic, no need to modify the water lines/shape as in the F16 the Australian boat keeps winning, and for a flying version the new deck design will put the already proven displacing hull as another attractive alternative in the growing foiler market.
Renders & press release sent October 3, but didn´t published as they requested to wait them to release first) by Goodall Design.
2017 Viper Facelift!!
Since 2008, Goodall Design has produced almost 300 VIPER catamarans and sold these into over 20 countries around the world. Now, after almost 9 years, the Viper is getting a new look.
New foredeck lines and bow profile are most obvious on the new Viper hulls, which will be available for delivery before the 2017 sailing season.
“As the designers and sailors, we believe the VIPER still outperforms all other catamarans in the category and see no reason to significantly modify the underwater shape of the hull.” says Brett Goodall.
All hull modifications are cosmetic and have been approved by the Viper International Class Association so will be immediately accepted into all class events.
The locations of beams, beam bolts and chain plates have not changed, so new hulls will be interchangeable onto existing platforms. This will offer an upgrade option for current sailors.
The most exciting feature is all hulls will be manufactured with concessions built in to allow for an easy upgrade to the Flying Viper (more information on this to come in early 2017).