Fleet Pricing Available. Open to offers
We designed the Zim 15 as a performance dinghy for the 20-30-year-olds looking for more excitement on the water. Unfortunately, it didn't meet its market but that's not to say it isn't a fantastic boat and opportunity for the right customer. If you are looking for a fun and interesting fleet of boats at firesale prices the Z15 is for you. If you are looking for a deal on a high-performance 15-foot sailboat that is perfect for ripping around your local harbor look no further. The fact of the matter is that these are good boats. They just never found a solid market foothold as our company grew.
•The typical rolled lip hull to deck joint, which is highly prone to stress cracks, has been eliminated.
•The rig, designed by Southern Spars pushes development to a new level. The spars and sails, designed by North Sails, have been tuned with complex modeling software to provide spar to sail synergy.
•The mast is designed with specific flex characteristics that enable a large upwind sail plan without the boat being heavily overpowered in higher wind speeds.
•The large sail plan increases the boat's potential performance off the wind, eliminating the need for a spinnaker or gennaker.
•The gnav strut and cunningham are the primary sail controls and are led to the thwart between the sailors for easy adjustment.
•Mast & sail combination is very tunable relative to the current boats in the marketplace. The ability to adjust the rig tension while sailing will allow the boat to be powered up or depowered easily.
•The incorporation of the dangle pole is not only to be used as a whisker pole downwind but greatly improves the jib effectiveness upwind and reaching by providing leach tension while keeping the crew more engaged.
•The integrated bow and corner bumpers will provide additional durability.
•We have included the ability to raise the centerboard pivot position. This reduces draft and moves the center of effort closer to the waterline. Lighter teams will be able to “reef" the centerboard as part of depowering in fresh conditions and allow for a wider crew weight range.
Manufactured in Rhode Island, the Zim 15 was built using a fully cored, resin infusion process. The hull to deck joint is bonded with Plexus to ensure maximum strength and durability. The foam core enables a far stiffer panel to weight ratio relative to non-cored laminates.
Boats are sold complete and as is. They are available now at our warehouse in Bristol Rhode Island. Shipping can be arranged. Fleet pricing is available.
For more information please contact us at 401-237-6117 ext: 106
Or by email at email@example.com
Tooling (molds) are also available. Please contact us for more info.