The coolest yachts in the world: International Moth

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We ask the best sailors and gurus in the marine industry to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our time. Paul Larsen names the international butterfly

“There are so many boats that have cool aspects and yet remain horribly compromised or are no longer relevant. After some ridiculous thought (and excluding our own designs), I have to go for the International Foiling Moth, ”says the world’s fastest sailor, Paul Larsen.

“Whether you foil or not, you can’t shoot the messenger!” As a cool boat, it stands on its own, and for what it has since inspired.

The International Moth has done more than any class to raise the profile of sailing hydrofoils. Photo credit: Thierry Martinez / Sea & Co

“The concept works so well. Its performance and accessibility have inspired sailors, backyard builders, designers and performance sailing in general.

“Buy a voucher to race in your club or against the best of the best.

“This little foiler came to the local skiff / cat party and slammed all the cool old kids. Things change when this happens.

Be sure to check out our full list of the coolest yachts.

Assessment of international moth statistics:

Top speed: 30.7kn
LOA: 3.4 m
Spear : 1971
Berths: 0
Price: € 20,000
Adrenaline factor: 90%

Paul Larsen

Australian Paul Larsen is the fastest sailor in the world. In 2012 he sailed Vestas Sailrocket II at a sailing speed record of 65.45 knots.

His first taste of multihull speed was in the 80s, delivering the 86ft Commodore Explorer in Japan with Skip Novak.

He competed in major ocean racing events before developing Sailrocket to achieve his record race.


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