Features & benefits of
Even the smallest new sailor feels safe, comfortable and confident in the superb new TAZ. Her ultra-modern 'Topaz-like' good looks will instantly ignite interest. Once on the water, the superbly responsive TAZ comes into her own to delight and win over yet another new convert to the sport of sailing.
Spacious Self Draining Cockpit
The TAZ feels much bigger aboard than she really is. The 'Topaz-Style' self draining cockpit is spacious, uncluttered and comfortable. There is more than enough room for teacher and pupil to sail together without feeling cramped or restricted. An extra high boom gives an even greater feeling of space and allows the centreboard to be fitted before you go sailing.
Uniquely Rugged and Resilient Hull Construction
The precision moulded TRILAM 3-ply sandwich construction is unique to Topper - as pioneered by the Topaz System - and guarantees that no other rota moulded sailboats come even close to the Taz and Topaz in terms of strength, rigidity and durability.
'Topaz-Style' Carry Handles are fitted on bow and stern for easy launching and retrieval.
Stowage pouches fit into inspection hatches for storing keys, cold drinks etc.
Proven Lifting Rudder System
The easy to lift rudder system - as used on the Topper - keeps the rugged moulded blade in perfect condition. This sturdy rudder fitting is amongst the best on any production model sailboat.
Easy and quick to rig
The simple 'Oppie-style' sprit rig and simple centre mainsheet could not be easier to rig. Within a matter of minutes you'll be on the water. The sleeved luff and loose footed sail eliminates eyelets and lacing, making rigging even quicker and easier.
The lightweight Taz sailboat is easily cartoppable. Getting the Taz from storage to the water and back is a breeze.
The hi-tech roto-moulded polyethylene hull is unsinkable and far stronger and longer lasting than other boats on the market. The hull is virtually indestructible, even against the harshest knocks and scrapes inflicted by novices. But, in the unlikely need of a repair, the workability of polyethylene makes any repairs effortless. Tried and tested Topper Topaz fittings and fixtures ensure that failures are kept to a minimum.
Fast track progression
The TAZ is the perfect introduction to Topper sailing. The renowned Topper Junior Racing Class is well established and recognised by the RYA and ISAF. There is no better Topper apprenticeship than the TAZ.