Feature Boat - Spider 550

by Touched

Shades of Grey Ballina Regatta
Shades of Grey Ballina Regatta
WhiteTail gets the gust
WhiteTail gets the gust
C 550 Just a Touch - the plug for the Spider 550 mould
C 550 Just a Touch - the plug for the Spider 550 mould


Shades of Grey


Spider 550 is a 2 -3 person Club Racer, spec’d & built by Gunter Heuchmer at Ballina.


LOA etc – 5.65metres x 2.45metres x 1.5m draft

Weight - in CBH trim 365kg - so incl O/B, rig, sails etc ] [ sample boat “Reg”.]

 Boat is classified as "self righting", passing YA HSF [RMI]  Test.

Sail Areas – Main 15.5m2, Jib 7m2, Kite 30m2.

Class Rules – registered with YA, & virtually a “production boat” with Box Rules controlling rig & sails.

CBH – .833 [P]

Number Built at 131014 - 6 boats, with 2 more under construction.

 New Boats are made to order by Gunter & cost $18,150 incl gst for bare boat ready for fittings, with rudder & rudder box, & keel fitted.

2nd hand boats do come up, altho none available at the moment.



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Next Club Championship 27th May2018 

Learn to sail starts again late September 2018. 

Last official race of the season on 27th May.




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