About the Musto Skiff

The Musto Performance Skiff has been designed and developed with the following brief in mind – to produce an elegant yet simple dinghy with blistering performance that is highly enjoyable to sail. Just ask any Musto Performance Skiff owner and they will confirm that the design brief has been achieved.

The Musto Performance Skiff has evolved and been tested using the considerable experience of the development team. From the concept in 1999 by German designer Dr. Joachim Harpprecht, a lifetime single-handed trapeze dinghy sailor, through Victor Boats production prototypes to Dave Ovington and Ovington Boats work to finalise the production and manufacture. The previous successes of these world premier boat-building companies guarantee the quality of the Musto Performance Skiff.

MustoSkiffNumber of Crew 1
Opt Crew Weight 70 – 90 kg
Number of Trapeze Single
Hull Length 4.55 m
Beam Length 1.35 – 2.35 m
Mainsail Area 11.8 m2
Spinnaker Area 15.5 m2
Boat Weight 44 kg

All up weight 80kg

The Musto Skiff Class Captain Gavin Homer says:

musto_skiff_Homerweb1The Musto Performance Skiff was designed and developed to produce an elegant yet simple dinghy with blistering performance that is highly enjoyable to sail. Just ask any Musto Performance Skiff owner and they will confirm that the design brief has been achieved. Ovington Boats and Musto Ltd have now established an exciting new class, with up to 19 Nations currently to be seen competing at world events. The boat clocks speeds of over twenty knots, and has an all-up weight of just 80 kg for a length of 4.55m. (Bare hull weight 44kg). Since Ian Renilson first introduced the class to Dalgety Bay in 2003 the class has grown to its current size of 9 boats although members from other clubs regularly visit for training events and the winter series. The sailors at the club have come from a variety of sailing backgrounds from laser sailors to international 14 and 49’er sailors. There are several training days throughout the year for the class and the fleet uses the club yahoo group to organise additional ad hoc training sessions.

Gavin can be contacted at mustoskiff@dalgetybaysc.org

Other Useful Links

Musto Skiff Site: www.mustoskiff.com

Scottish Skiff Racing: www.scottishskiffracing.com

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