The Byte, designed by Ian Bruce, is a high-performance singlehanded dinghy that is 12-feet long (3.7 m) and weighs 100 lbs (45.4 kg). This boat is suited for sailors weighing between 90 and 160 lbs (40.8 - 72.6 kg) with the optimum all-round, all-weather weight for racing being 120 - 145 lbs (54.4 - 65.8 kg).
With over 2,500 boats worldwide, the Byte is currently manufactured and raced on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
The BYTE is a modern singlehander with characteristics that make her the ideal boat for a wide range of sailors. It is designed by Ian Bruce, better known as the father of the Laser, the man who gave the world its first out-of-the-box performance dinghy.
30 years later and building on that experience, Ian was able, with the BYTE, to answer to the requests of a market that has been looking, for many years, for a boat ideal for sailors of middle to light weight. The BYTE is a highly technical boat yet one which is easily handled by both the up and coming or the experienced lighter weight sailor. It was designed for the weight of the sailor and not for any age or gender. It is the ideal boat for sailors from 40 to 75 kg.