Frequently asked questions
What can IZIBoat© be used for ?
The aim of IZIBoat© is to make sailing readily accessible to all. IZIBOAT© is designed for anyone with an interest in sailing, be it first timers who love the idea of sailing but imagine it too difficult or late to learn, those rediscovering an old hobby, or experienced sailors who wish to practice their sport on a daily basis in a less cumbersome fashion .IZIBoat© can be enjoyed alone, as a couple or with friends and family, in groups up to five poeple . It is suitable for use on calm waters or in surf. It is IZIBoat's© dynamism and adaptability which makes it possible to be enjoyed by those of all ages and capabilites in the utmost security .
How solid is IZIBoat© ?
IZIBoat© has been put through a rigorous testing process over 2000 hours, and in various conditions such as; wind speeds of 0-30 knots, 1 metre waves, 2 metre swell and in breaking surf. Launches into water have also been conducted from paved slips, sandy, stoney and seaweed-covered beaches, in low-tide and shallow waters, in back-wash and shore-break, over 40cm reefs.
Our hulls are protected with a corundum heel, guaranteeing maximum solidity and abrasion resistance. Measuring 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness (diamond meaures 10) this corundum layer ensures resistance against the harshest of weather conditions. We are constantly striving to innovate, researching the most lightweight materiels while conserving durability.
All joints /fixing points and the hull interiors are specially reinforced to ensure security and reliability.
What is IZIBoat© made from ?
IZIBoat© is made using a variety of materiels which have been specifically sourced to match our essential criteria ; lightweight, solid, durable and easy to maintain and repair.
Hulls : The fibreglass and polyester resin composite ensures sound mechanical and structural integrity and durabilility, while keeping weight down. We are currently researching an eventual evoloution towards « cleaner » materials, such as linen fibre and organic resin, and to give our materials a second life through a recycling program.
Chassis : Aluminium paint, renowned for its lightweight, long-lasting and mechanically resistant properties is used, giving a stunning and easy to maintain finish.
Sails : 240 denier polyester, (the light sail (jib) uses 180 denier) to maximise resistance and longevity.
Hammock : Batyline makes for a light but extremely durable and water resistant hammock, providing maximum comfort and security. A version using natural linen fibre and organically sourced resin is currently being researched.
How do I order my IZIBoat© ?
Click here or on the « Place Order » button and follow the instructions.
How will my IZIBoat© be delivered ?
Your IZIBoat© is meticulously divided into 5 packages, ready to be easily assembled so you can start sailing !
Packages 1 and 2 : Two fully equipped hulls, ready to be fitted to the chassis.
Package 3 : The fully equipped chassis, which is mounted on the hulls.
Package 4 : The rudder system ready to be fitted onto the hulls. Also includes any supplementary equipment ordered and instruction manual.
Package 5 : The sails are wrapped around the mast, ready to be hoisted on the front beam of the chassis.
When will my IZIBoat© be delivered ?
Is my IZIBoat© under guarantee ?
How do I maintain upkeep of my IZIBoat© ?
For any queries please contact us at +33(0)5 46 01 65 18 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to respond.
How do I replace the parts of my IZIBoat©?
All individual parts of the IZIBoat© are available for purchase through our website.
You can contact us on email@example.com
Will I be able to repair IZIBoat© myself?
You can repair your IZIBoat© by using our repair kit or by replacing an individual part. These can be ordered by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you require the help of a professional we invite you to send us information including a description and photos of the problem, and we will find the nearest suitable professional in your area.
How do I clean my IZIBoat©?
The IZIBoat© does not require regular cleaning. We do recommend that you simply rinse the IZIBoat© with fresh water and let it dry before long term storage.
How do I store my IZIBoat© ?
Folded, the IZIBoat© is the width of a bike and the length of a car. This enables easy storage in a garage, courtyard, parking spot or any free space of 5m by 0.8m.(See on website)
How do I transport my IZIBoat© ?
IZIBoat© can be transported by folding and placing on a trailer or roof-rack, by hitching to a jet-ski, or towed by bike. (See on website)
How long does it take to assemble my IZIBoat© ?
Assembling your IZIBoat©, using a simple fitting system without the need for tools or screws, takes two people about 15 minutes.
A code will be sent to you upon delivery to access the video tutorial on our website.
The first assembly can take up to two hours with each subsequent assembly becoming easier, until it takes just 15 minutes to put together. (The record belongs to IZIBoats creator, just 8 minutes and 42 seconds!)
Can I assemble my IZIBoat© alone ?
Yes ! IZIBoat© is designed to allow it to be enjoyed as a soloist, assembly by one person takes about 25 minutes.
How do I park my IZIBoat© once assembled ?
The sails are opened and folded by rolling using a sliding boom and rotating jib. This technology allows for instantaneous adaptation to weather conditions. see photo
How do I handle my IZIBoat© on the beach ?
How do I launch my IZIBoat© to sea ?
The IZIBoat© is launched using its wheels which are fixed to the hulls. These are then simply removed once in water and stored behind the seat.(See on website)
What makes IZIBoat© so easy to use ?
IZIBoat© boasts an innovative hydrodynamism and aerodynamism, offering exceptional stability, and enabling users to steer and control the sailboat, comfortably and intuitively while remained sitting, as in a car. The ergonomic forward-facing cockpit, adapts to all user sizes, its large surface area allows plenty of room to relax! All the controls are at hand and can be manipulated from the sitting position without changing sides.
What is IZIBoats© seating capacity ?
IZIBoat© can accommodate an average of 4 people, or a maximum weight capacity of 240kg . Example ;4 adults, 2 adults and 3 children, 6 children.. etc.
How do I steer IZIBoat© ?
IZIBoat© is steered intuitively using a joystick. To turn left, you simply tilt the joystick to the left, to go right you tilt to the right !
In what wind conditions can IZIBoat© be sailed ?
Having reached 14 knots on a speedometer, its up to you now to discover your IZIBoats© potential! What is certain is the exhilaration you will experience thanks to its unique hydrodynamic properties...gliding through the surf, facing the open seas, joystick in hand; this is the IZIBoat© experience.
Can a child navigate the IZIBoat©?
Can a person of reduced mobility navigate the IZIBoat©?
It is a matter of pride for us at IZIBoat© that it is designed for users of varying physical capabilities. A person who no longer has the use of his/her lower body, but with upper body movement intact, can navigate the IZIBoat©. Steering is done with one hand, control of the sails with the other. All this can be done seated and without changing position.
I have never sailed! Is IZIBoat© for me?
Can IZIBoat© capsize ?
In the event of IZIBoat© capsizing, will I be able to right the sailboat?
In the rare event of capsizing, the boat can be righted easily using the capsize handle.
How do I make it back to shore in the event of too little/too much wind ?
How can I launch my IZIBoat© in just 40cm of water ?
Let the rudders drag on the sand and move away from the shore. 40 cm of water is sufficient to launch IZIBoat©, le rudders will set themselves in place naturally when there is sufficient depth.