Is LaserPerformance planning a new dinghy???

POR151

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Hi all,

Have you been paying attention to LaserPerformance social media? They have been posting some stories and some pictures of a new design boat, allegedly in carbon.

I leave nearby Setubal, in Portugal, and  last week i've spotted a LP van towing a boat, that doesn't seem familiar to me

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Do you guys know anything about this?

Fair winds all.

 
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torrid

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Who designed it, and what sort of protection does he have for his intellectual property?

 
LP released (or is planning to?) a new plastic boat called the 'Cascais.'

https://www.laserperformance.us/pages/cascais

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Interestingly, the picture of the boat you spotted is different than the Cascais...

We're not an LP dealer anymore, so couldn't be sure.  Looks plastic from the picture though.
Agree, defo not a Cascais.  Cascais is available to order in NA now.  I was quoted arrival between November and Summer about a week after the detailed order page and brochure hit their website.  Did not actually order, just inquiring.  Concerned it would be slow without any in the water to get feedback/press about.  Only the Fun package was available with aluminum mast/boom and rec sails.  XD and Race models would be available "later".  The 1 to 4 crew seemed too good to be true in a boat that size, but we'll see. 

 

POR151

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It's their new ILCA!

LP finally saw the light...
How's that? it doesn't seem anything like a Laser or an Ilca as you might call it these days.

I've been looking for the Cascais video present at the LP Cascais website and if you pay attention, in the end you can spot a Cascais a Laser and some other boat..

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It might be interesting to see what are they planning...

 

Kazrob

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Not sure about elsewhere, but in the UK LP (as was) churned out lots of different boats* over the years so it would not be surprising to see some more coming along.

*these are just the ones I can remember (excluding Dart catamarans)- Laser 13, Laser 16, Laser 2000, Laser 3000 Laser 4000, Laser 5000, Laser EPS, Laser Bahia, Laser Vortex, Laser Vago, Laser Stratos, Laser Pico, Laser Bug, Laser Funboat

 

ojfd

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Btw, the car and trailer in the picture both have German registration number plates (Cologne), if that helps anyone in their detective work.

 

POR151

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Do you think that the LaserPerformance German Dealer has something to do with it? I know that their family have a well known company that makes dinghies..i wonder what type of boat is that... 

 
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ojfd

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I have no idea, but, to be honest, that thing on the trailer looks very much like RS something (Feva?) to me.

 

POR151

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I don't see any RS that has a transom like that, but well.. I don't know them all.

The boat looked really nice, i will pay attention to the waters here in Setubal, where i sail.. maybe it will appear again..

till then.. we will just have to wait.. 

 

ojfd

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If it's important to you, just ask JulianB or SimonN - they will be able to tell you what it is in no time :)

 
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F18sailor

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true detective work...  :D

video on Laserperformance - Cascais website at 1m18s, you can see the bow of the boat you are talking about... LOL

Still, don't have a clue what it is...  :angry:  dam...

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