2020 BAYONET 17.1 x25.0 W/FAST (UNL)
Victorious in prestigious races such as the M2O (Molokai2Oahu), M2M Challenge (Maui2Molokai Challenge), Olukai and many more, the Bayonet 17’1” continues its open ocean dominance and perpetuates SIC’s legacy in downwind and channel crossings. Whether a world-class paddler or advanced recreational paddler, you have never experienced the speed and handling like that of the Bayonet.
The Bayonet was specifically designed to be stable and plane early in lighter winds and smaller swell. Its lower rockered nose and bow design pierce through wind and chop with ease. More volume and deck contour were added to the decking to shed water and return swiftly to the surface when the nose pokes. These features come in handy when paddling on bumps with a closer fetch, whether you are paddling on a lake or the Columbia River Gorge where waves are tighter together than on an open ocean swell such as a Maliko run in Maui. The balanced outline provides surprising rail-to rail stability for the board’s overall width. SIC’s proprietary Foot Actuated Steering Technology (F.A.S.T.) system gives the Bayonet unprecedented directional control. It is also designed to be locked off if need be and has multiple failover systems.
The BAYONET (UNL) 17'1'' x 25'' W/FAST comes with:
- Unlimited (UNL) construction: Carbon wrap + UD Carbon,
- Equipped with F.A.S.T. (3k carbon rudder),
- EZ-Grab carry handle,
- Bungee tie downs,
- Leash plug,
- Gore-Tex™ breather vent,
- Action camera mount on nose.
Ideal user weight: 250 lbs/113.4 kg
TECHNOLOGY: SUPER FLY (SF)
SIC’s highest end SUP construction with a full PVC sandwich wrapping the EPS core (top, bottom, 360 degree rails) for a light, stiff and damp feeling core. The board is wrapped in carbon and glass providing a world class construction that is strong, light and stiff. Combine with great shapes will make for the highest end boards available on the market. These boards are molded to ensure great lamination strength and that every board is precisely like the master shaped by Mark Raaphorst.
Let's push the limits!
After years of shaping, testing, racing and creating world-class watercraft, Raaphorst took all of this cumulative knowledge into the shaping bay and what came out was the Bayonet 14.0 and Bayonet 17.1.
The Bayonet Series is now pushing the limits of what is possible in downwind performance paddling and continues to take top positions at the major downwind and channel crossings in Hawaii and around the world.
With its strengths in early planing, maneuvering and top-end speed, the Bayonet continues SIC’s legacy of having the fastest downwind boards in the world. These boards edge well, plane up in sub-twenty mph winds and stay on glide longer.
It’s all in the name!
The EZ-GRAB handle is comfortable and makes picking up your board as easy as possible. A deep circular cored out area that allows for your fingers to easily grasp the handle and carry your board.
Revolutionizing the steering!
The mission with the patented F.A.S.T. (Foot Actuated Steering Technology) was to revolutionize the same steering that SIC created in the beginning. The new system is focused on durability, reliability, serviceability, and flexibility. It features a hot-swappable tiller arm that can quickly and easily be swapped for goofy or regular footed paddlers.
To improve the safety features we minimized the mechanical components, changed cables to push-rods and added multiple fail-over systems should you encounter a problem with the system on the beach or at sea. Of course it also needed to perform as well or better than the original system, which is hard to do, however, after more than 2.5 years of development we con dent that exceeded all of the key design and performance requirements. We are stoked and we are sure you will be too.