With already 10 prototypes around the world underway of the original plywood version of the SV14, the idea was born to help those who find it too daunting to build a boat like this from scratch.
Although we originally said that moulds and commercial building would make it too expensive, this would not necessarily be true if we can get the moulds at no cost and the labour at a reduced rate. SV14.org together with the South African boating industry and suppliers have come up with a plan where the moulds will be produced at no cost and then used in an advanced training program to have hull and deck shells produced.
These hull and deck shells will then be made available as kit parts which can be bought at approximately the same cost as what the plywood materials, glass, epoxy paint and filler would be. This is a long term strategy and commitment for which currently 75% of the startup funding is in place through donations and pledges made by industry members. To make this a reality we need to mill a set of masterplugs for which we still need funding.
Your help by making a donation to the SV14 organization can make this a reality in 2018. SV14.org is fully endorsed by South African Sailing who will be the custodians of all donations made to SV14 Empower Adaptive Sailing. Your contribution, no matter what size, will make a difference.
You can donate either by depositing directly into the SV14.org account or with your credit card via Paypal . If you visit us at the stand, you can also do it right there with your credit card.
For security and safety of our volunteers we won’t be accepting cash.