At last, an affordable club racer
"Set to become a modern racing classic". DINGHY MAGAZINE
The Xenon is an excellent high performance 2-man hiking boat perfect for getting your friend or partner into non-trapeze sailing or for club racing. It comes at half the price of any of its club racing competitors and has been selected as the boat of choice for the prestigious Champion of Champions event in the Endeavour Trophy in 2005 and again this year in 2006. It also comes highly recommended by yachting press test teams and it has the seal of approval from some of the leading names in UK dinghy sailing.
"The XENON has great potential as a one design racing class with good looks, enjoyable performance and a well sorted platform". YACHTS & YACHTING
Extra beamy for more control
The Topaz XENON offers the unique luxury of a really generous beam to length ratio. This all important extra WIDE BEAM means the power of the sails is easy to handle and guarantees a comfortable and stable platform for all age groups. Therefore, unlike most other racing classes the XENON is extremely forgiving and is instantly accessible to a wide range of abilities. So youâ€™ll spend more of your time sailing and less swimming.
"The XENON has uncompromising stability and this certainly reflects in the sailing performance; upwind the boat feels well balanced, whilst downwind the sizeable gennaker gives significant extra power without feeling intimidating. The Xenon also planes readily and perks up in the smallest of gusts." DINGHY MAGAZINE
"It was a delight to sail the Xenon, she has all the makings of a dual purpose boat. The beamy hull is stable, with plenty of room for the crew. She has great potential as a one design racing class and the unexpected face of the Xenon is that it could also be a really nice general purpose boat for family sailing." YACHTS & YACHTING
Chine Technology for greater stability
The attractive chine runs the length of the hull and further enhances the XENON in terms of stability and control. This means the XENON stays afloat when many competitors would capsize. So you'll spend more of your time on the water rather than in it!
"From the moment I stepped into the Xenon, its uncompromising stability became immediately apparent. Gybing downwind is a pleasure, with the chined hull digging into the water allowing you to roll the boat and perform the manoeuvre without even thinking about it." DINGHY MAGAZINE
Unrivalled construction and finish quality
Topper International's unparalleled expertise in thermoplastics has meant that the very latest rapid advances in material technology have been fully harnessed to produce an incredibly strong, lightweight, stiff and durable hull. The Metalicene TRILAM hull moulding is a three layer sandwich construction with a tough outer skin to give exceptional impact strength and because of the foam core, the whole construction is lightweight and has a positive buoyancy. The TOPAZ-technique is the envy of the industry. What you get is an incredibly low maintenance and virtually indestructible ultra tough hull.
Best value club racer
"Huge price advantage over older competitors like the 2000 and 400." YACHTS & YACHTING
The XENON represents incredible value for money retailing for significantly less than other boats of its type. She utilises the latest thermoplastic production techniques resulting in a super tough low maintenance hull at a fraction of the cost of GRP. This is the key reason why the Topaz range retails at significantly less than you might expect. The beamy hull and chine technology make the XENON far more accessible than similar club racers, therefore all the family can enjoy the XENON as a fun boat with capacity for up to four. This unique multi purpose appeal further enhances the value for money that the XENON represents.
"Formidable style... Precise well mannered and easy to drive upwind with good speed and excellent stability. Best of all the Topaz Xenon has a knockout price which looks great value." DINGHY MAGAZINE