The Reverso was born from an idea proposed on the shores of the Mediterranean, in fact in the Occitanie region. It is a nesting, portable rigid sailing dinghy, the first ever of its type which can be carried in the boot of a car.
“As an ardent sailor this is the boat which I wanted as an end user, it is a dinghy that is efficient, which is sporty but super light, portable, easy to assemble and disassemble.” summarizes Antoine Simon, the designer.
As often with good ideas, the formula is extra simple. The four nested modules are assembled and locked rigidly together in a few moments to become a very modern, sporty performance dinghy. In all, it takes less than 3 minutes – without tools – to turn these parts into an elegant dinghy. It is responsive and fun and is easily a match for some of the latest dinghies from the big builders and uses some of the latest offshore design technology.
The creation of this ultra-compact sailboat is the result of a lot of research and many prototypes. The Reverso has benefitted from the inventor’s aeronautical expertise, as Antoine is also an airline pilot on an A320.
“As with a plane, we have doubled up all the systems,” he explained. Each part has the size to support at least twice its load and the techniques that are used – vacuum infusion, directly from ocean racing – have for a long time shown their quality, reliability and their high performance level.
“She’s a boat that has been designed to last. She can be stored indoors in very good conditions. She’s a boat for several generations.” On the water, the Reverso successfully underwent the “torture tests” carried out in harsh conditions by sailors trying to get the most out of her.