The original Z8 “Intrepid” range of boats established Resolute as a force to be reckoned with.
The imminent release of our new “Challenger” range of boats will showcase the knowledge and capability of our Global Technology Partners, demonstrate our ongoing passion and commitment to innovation, and define the next chapter in Resolute’ s proud history.
Unfortunately “Time and Tide (and technology) wait for No-One” so the time has come to retire the Intrepid range of boats and create the next chapter in Resolute ’s proud history. The new Challenger range will be wholly manufactured in our Australian Technology partner’s facilities near Melbourne, Australia.
Our relentless focus on continually improving design, construction methods and materials will continue to enhance Resolute ‘s reputation for being the fastest, stiffest and most durable boat in the market. Our new range of hydrodynamically designed hull shapes will improve efficiency through the water, enhance stability which together will simply make the boats go faster!
Aside from a few small upgrades, components remain relatively consistent across the old Intrepid and new Challenger ranges of boats. Initially the Challenger range will be supplied only with improved aluminium rigger and pin arrangements. We are however looking forward to debuting our new range of full carbon stern and bow mounted riggers which have been developed by our new technology partners in Australia. These should be available for demo soon.
Over the years, the Z8 Intrepid was consistently a preference for collegiate and junior programs. We look forward to seeing these programs in the new range of Resolute Challenger boats.
Available initially in Lightweight, Midweight and Light Heavyweight every Resolute Challenger is fully fitted with carbon fiber seats, foot-stretchers, and Aluminium Wing riggers. Custom painting and all accessories are also available.
THE Z8 IS AVAILABLE IN
HEAVYWEIGHT, MIDWEIGHT, MIDWEIGHT XT, LIGHTWEIGHT & SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT MODELS.
|Super Light 8+||50 ft||13.75 in||23 in||120-150 lbs|
|Light 8+||53 ft 4 in||14.5 in||24 in||145-170 lbs|
|Mid 8+||54 ft 1 in||14.75 in||24.5 in||165-195 lbs|
|XT 8+||54 ft 1 in||14.75 in||24.5 in||165-205 lbs|
|Heavy A8+||54 ft 11 in||15 in||29 in||195-225 lbs|
*beam measured at widest point at top of gunwale flange