About the Super Snark
Note: Availability is limited and spotty. Email Jim@sailboatsToGo.com
The Super Snark sailboat is unsinkable, easy to learn, fun to sail, and simple to transport and setup. It is the entry-level Snark, but many people find it fully satisfies their sailing needs. Read comments from Super Snark buyers (below).
The Super Snark is exceedingly portable and storable. We keep ours suspended from our basement ceiling so it's completely out of the way during the winter. (We offer the suspsension system, see our upgrades and options list). The Super Snark's light weight makes it easy to load onto your vehicle. Roof racks with slide-out loading bars make it even easier!
For the next step up in the Snark line, take a look at the Sunflower -- same length, but more width and depth for greater stability and comfort. Also, the Sunflower has these premium features: a deck covering the bow area, to deflect splash and keep you dryer, a bigger sail, for greater speed and an optional bench seat.
We have taken numerous videos of ourselves having fun with the Snark sailboat on the water. Here are two of our favorites.
10 year old grandaughter Vida sails our Super Snark
Old Faithful: Sailing our 1972 Sea Snark (same as a Super Snark but without the ABS plastic skin on the hull). The sail is our "Rainbow Stripes" sail, which is available through Sail Swap, our no cost exchange program. Video also shows rowing option and loading boat on vehicle roof.
The Super Snark is a market-proven classic with a passionate following. Snarks have been made since the the mid 1960's. They are highly durable. Many from that era are still in service. We own one from 1972 and it sails perfectly (see video above)! Jim purchased that boat second-hand from the original owner, who related many fond memories of sailing it as his kids were growing up. More Snark Sailboat History.
Many Snark sailors have posted their own pictures and videos of their beloved boats. See some here.
Comparison to other Snark Sailboats
The Snark line is made up of 5 sailboats. The Super Snark is the entry level Snark sailboat. More Info
Snark Users Group
Want to learn more about Snarks and share Snark sailing and Snark customizing stories? The Snark Users Group maintains a website to allow conversations among Snark sailboat owners: Snark Users Group
Details & Specifications
Occupants: 1 - 2
Weight limit for people gear: 310 lbs
Hull length: 11 feet
Hull width (beam): 3 feet 2 inches
Hull weight: about 43 lbs
Fully rigged weight: about 50 lbs
Hull material: EPS foam core (no voids) with vacuum formed ABS polymer armorclad skin for both cockpit and exterior.
Sail area: about 45 square feet
Sail type: Lateen
Warranty: 6 months against manufacturer defects
The Super Snark Hull shown without any rigging.
Complete sailboat including:
Hull with mast socket and rudder mount
Mast, Sail, Boom, Spar, and ropes
Rudder, Tiller, and Rudder Pin
Daggerboard (like a centerboard or keel)
All necessary hardware
Owners Manual (download copy)
Snark Learn-to-Sail Instructions
Link to SailboatsToGo's exclusive Snark assembly video
Hull colors: Super Snark hulls are white inside the cockpit and either blue, red or white outside. Sorry, the manufacturer does not provide an option to choose your outside color and we cannot predict what it will be. Sunflower hulls are always yellow outside.
Sail colors: There will be a colorful sail packed with the boat. We can't predict the design of that sail, but we can assure you it will be color-coordinated with the hull outside color.
Sail Swap option: If you want to choose a sail design, you can, no additional charge! How about a pirate sail! We will mail your chosen sail ahead of the boat delivery, and then you will send back to us the sail packed with the boat. The post office provides suitable envelopes for free and your postage cost will be about $5 to $7.
We offer 7 different nylon sail designs for the Sail Swap. You can choose one at no additional charge: Click Here to see the options. Nylon is durable, easy to fold, and is the material that has been standard for Snark sails for 50 years.
Dacron (polyester) is a premium sail material, almost universally used on bigger boats for the main sail, because it holds its airfoil shape better in a strong wind. Theoretically, this should be better for upwind performance. We offer dacron sails for the sail swap at $29 extra for white or $70 extra for multi-color with premium-quality workmanship. For white Dacron Click Here. For the multi-color Dacron sails Click Here, You can choose from either our Pastel Corners or Candy Stripes dacron sails.
Questions? Email Jim@sailboatsToGo.com or phone Jim at 1-978-263-7598
Ordering a Super Snark
Click the "Add to Cart" link below. You can then check out or continue shopping for Snark Options and Upgrades or any of our other products.
You can also click "Add to Cart" just to see the price. No obligation. Shipping is not included.*
We will contact you with actual shipping cost and get your approval and you'll have the opportunity to cancel. Pick up in Adrian, MI if you want to avoid shipping cost. We will arrange it with you and the factory.
Phone orders or questions: Call 1-978-263-7598 or toll-free at 888-JOY-SAIL.
Sorry, returns without just cause cannot be accepted due to the manufacturer's policy.
Shipping is done by small carriers. Each order is put out to bid. Usually it is in the $400 to $800 range. You'll be given an opportunity to cancel before being charged for shipping.
To order, click the Add to Cart button above. You will receive an order confirmation by email. .
When the boat reaches your area, the trucker will call to set up a delivery appointment so you can be there to inspect the boat and sign for it. In the unlikely event your boat arrives damaged, contact us immediately, while the trucker is still there. 617 645 1605 is our number..
Sail Swap and more Ordering Details
Before you check out, visit our Sail Swap page and select your sail if you want to exchange the sail that will come with your boat for one of our sails. This will add the sail to your cart at no additional cost. Then, with your sailboat and any other options or upgrades you want also in your cart, proceed to checkout. When you checkout there will be an "order comments" space near the top left of the screen. Write any important messages to us there. After completing the rest of the order page, click the "process sale" button. You will see a confirmation screen with a button to display your invoice. A confirmation will also be sent to the email address you entered.
Options and Upgrades
In addition to the Sail Swap option, we also offer several add-on products for the Snark line including a rowing rig, stabilizer pontoons to help prevent tipping, an extension to raise the sail higher giving you more headroom, portage carts, and roof racks for your Snark! Click: Snark Upgrades and Accessories
The Sail Swap option is described at left (bottom of middle column). The "Zowie" nylon sail is pictured below:
Super Snark, with SailboatsToGo co-owner Jim Luckett (crew) and his granddaughter Vida (captain). This sail is "Zowie", it's one of the nylon options available as a no cost exchange through our Sail Swap optiion. It goes well with any hull color.