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March 01, 2023 2 min read

Why choose the Devoti ILCA?

With the demise of the Laser and introduction of the ILCA came a whole host of new boat builders, one of those being Devoti.

Sailing Chandlery are proud to be a UK Devoti dealer for the ILCA, supplying boats all over the country. 

About Devoti

To any sailor who admires quality boats that perform Devoti should not be new name. Founded by Luca Devoti, an Olympic medallist himself, the business has built the best Finns on the market for years which have been used by lots of top sailors including Ben Ainslie. They have won a number of World Championships and have performed very well on the Olympic circuit, both at events and the games.

To speak to the quality of Devoti, this weekend there was a Devoti Finn on the stand opposite us at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports show. With a quick look over this boat you could see that it wasn’t brand new – a closer look showed stickers from both the Rio Olympics and Tokyo Olympics – name another boat builder who can make boats which can still be competitive after 4 years on an Olympic circuit, arguably the last was Marstrom in their creation of the Tornado catamaran.

The Devoti ILCA 

Since being introduced as an ILCA builder the team at Devoti have been working hard to perfect their ILCA, attention to detail is key for their team and any small gain that can be made is implemented.

We feel the Devoti ILCA is technically better with a new improved hull shape that is built to perform at the highest level. The introduction of a stiffer hull and lighter decks brings excellent performance that the top ILCA sailors across the World love from Devoti.

As we’ve mentioned above Devoti are known for their quality, they put more hours into the boat at the point of build to ensure every part is perfect leading to better consistency, accuracy and quality across every Devoti ILCA they build – a key point when building one design boats.

This is the reason they are the choice of top ILCA sailors such as:

  • Pavlos Kontides (CYP) - Olympic Medalist and World Champion
  • Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) - Olympic Medalist and World Champion
  • Jon Emmett (GBR) - Olympic Coach and Masters Champion
  • Matilda Nicholls (GBR) - British Sailing Team Member
  • the list goes on....

The Devoti ILCA has also been chosen as the boat for the 2023 Mens ISAF World Championships.