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What’s a TIWAL?A video is worth a thousand words. And here's another great video in Cantonese.
A TIWAL 3.2 is a performance inflatable sailing dinghy from France.➤Award-winning design (2014 Red Dot Winner and Sailing World 2014 Boat of The Year).➤High quality: assembled in France using hi-tech 3D PVC textile hull with drop stitching, North Sails, C55 carbon mast, and Harken blocks. Check out this diagram for more details.➤Simple, safe, stable and fun. But fast!➤The numbers: 2 bags (fits in both taxi & closet) 3-person capacity (1 adult + 2 kids; or 2 adults; up to 418lbs/190kg max load) 10+ knots max speed (=12 mph=19kph) 20 minutes to set up 50 kilograms Just HK$40,000 for a full package, including free air freight shipping to Hong Kong from France until the end of 2016 (see our price sheet for more details).
Why would I want a TIWAL?Imagine owning a high-performance luxury sailing vessel to take your family and friends over the open ocean to secluded beaches. Or getting a major adrenaline rush and core body workout, sailing alone hiked out and zooming at twice the speed of normal sailing dinghies. While honing a life skill. With no hassles about trailers & typhoons, debentures, memberships & moorings—because you keep it in your closet and transport it in a taxi! (Or these days in a Gogo Van, the Uber-like bilingual van service in Hong Kong.)
Who is TIWAL Hong Kong?Long-time Hong Kong resident, filmmaker & I.T. management consultant Dan Carew is the agent for TIWAL in Hong Kong, handling all sales and marketing. Dan fell in love with the Tiwal concept and bought one of the first TIWALs in Hong Kong, then became friends with the Tiwal team in France. Dan lives on Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong with his family and enjoys sailing his TIWAL, with his wife, 6-year old daughter and 5-year old son.
Where can I sail a TIWAL in Hong Kong?Anywhere you can take a taxi to a beach is a possible launch point. Meaning there are literally hundreds of launch points in Hong Kong. The sea in Hong Kong is warm enough to sail year round. And dinghy sailing lessons can be had at low cost.
How do I buy a TIWAL in Hong Kong?Contact Dan Carew via email or call him at +852-9099-1329 to have your detailed questions answered and to make arrangements to see a Tiwal first hand. See also our Tiwal Hong Kong Price Sheet. To place an order, send an email with the item numbers (from the Price Sheet) which you'd like to order, along with your shipping address and phone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org We will then send you a pro forma invoice with the exact amount in Euros to pay, along with simple wire transfer instructions. Once your wire transfer payment is received, your TIWAL is air shipped to you via FedEx and you will receive it in Hong Kong within one week (7 calendar days).
What are people saying about Tiwal?Condé Nast Traveller: Tiwal is one of ten cool ways for How To Play Like A Billionaire This Summer—Condé Nast Traveller, 15 May 2015
Bear Grylls: It was awesome, skimming and planing across the big sea, more like a windsurfer than a sailboat….That’s the joy of this little craft: the V-shaped underbody means you can make it work for you, whether you want a thrill ride or a cruise around the bay; switch the sail size for lighter winds—just like that windsurfer—and off you go. The whole experience is one of minimum fuss, minimum rigging and maximum fun.—Boat Life, Nov 2014
Sailing World "Boat of the Year Award 2014: Best Innovation": Any reservations the judges had were scuttled on the water. “The thing was a blast,” says Chuck Allen. “I couldn’t believe how well it sailed. You could have some serious fun with this, especially in big breeze.”—Sailing World, Dec 2013
Sailing Today UK: Verdict: The Tiwal is startlingly stiff and exciting for an inflatable. Our testers were unanimous on how much fun it was. Not just fun to jump on and have a go, but maintaining long term interest as we honed our techniques.—Sailing Today UK October 2013 comparative review article
Yachting World: The Tiwal 3.2, exhibited at last week’s London Boatshow, looks like a top choice for a fun toy this year. The French design is the first proper inflatable sailing dinghy I have come across – it stows into two compact bags and can be launched (from the boot of a car or the transom of a yacht), assembled and sailed anywhere. It seems safe, enjoyable and friendly and ideal for getting kids into dinghy sailing.—Yachting World Jan 2014 article, Best New Boat at London Boatshow?
Any anything about TIWAL in the Hong Kong press and media?
Fragrant Harbour (Hong Kong’s premier sailing magazine): In light winds, the Tiwal proved very responsive, even with two large adults onboard and for a single sail boat performed very well into the wind. The most noticeable difference from other beginner-friendly dinghies, though, is that it is roomy (1.6 metre beam), comfortable and stable…. The Tiwal offers a new dimension in sailing for those without easy access to a yacht club or a car and trailer.-Fragrant Harbour Issue 282, Fall 2015 review article
Asia At Sea (online sailing magazine): The Tiwal feels strong – the inflatable PVC material is the same type used on ribs, meaning she’s tough and can be heavily inflated for rigidity. The Tiwal has everything one would need for racing including a central toe strap…. The boat has been very well designed. It labels itself as a performance dinghy but it’s also very family friendly being stable and with smooth edges all over.-Sep 2015 Asia At Sea review article, TIWAL: The Performance Dinghy In A Bag
Ex-Pat Parent.com: The Tiwal 3.2 is an inflatable boat from France that’s recently arrived in Hong Kong. The compact sailing dinghy can be packed away in a bag and assembled in less than 20 minutes - No license, mooring or yacht club membership needed. The dinghy comes with various attachable sails, ideal for newbies and veteran sailors alike.-expat-parent.com Aug 2015 article, Float Your Boat
Asia Pacific Boating: The award-winning TIWAL 3.2 is the first high performance inflatable sailing dinghy. It is designed to make navigation fun an its versatile design allows for solo use and leisure sailing in pairs.-Asia Pacific Boating, article in Sep-Oct 2015 Issue
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