KiteShip has been an innovator in pleasure marine and yachting since 1978. We designed and built tethered wing-powered speed sailing yachts for Weymouth and other Speed Sailing events throughout the 1980s.

We consulted the first kitesurfing inventors. As a result, we innovated with technologies as diverse as water launchable inflated leading-edge kites (1978), bi-directional kiteboards (1982), and rule-legal spinnaker replacement kites (2001) years before most of today’s participants saw their potential.

We’re working on technologies that remain undiscovered today, such as lighter-than-air kites (1982 onwards), kite winches and control systems (1980 onwards), and large kite launching systems and technology, which are waiting their turn to enter mainstream yachting.

KiteShip brought the OutLeader rule-legal spinnaker replacement kite to worldwide yachting in 2002. No other free-flying sail (of any kind) is currently rule-legal to replace your spinnaker for racing without alteration.

More importantly, no other sail of any kind can add more raw power or simpler handling and control to your sailing experience.

KiteShip offers the world’s first and only performance-based sail guarantee. Our kites make your boat faster, or we will buy back the kite.

We have distributors worldwide ready to demonstrate the product on your boat to your schedule. We have put dozens of these exciting sails aboard boats from 24-foot racing trimarans and day-sailing yachts to 75-foot ocean racers and offshore powerboats in sizes from 30 to 420 sq meters.

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Into the future, we are expanding the knowledge base from commercially focused AWE into the broader electric boating and marine solar-power advancements now available to the pleasure marine industry.