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Thank you for your interest in Rudder Craft performance sailing products. We try to stock rudders for as many boats as possible but if you do not see your rudder listed, don't worry, we can build it! Custom rudders start at just $479 and final costs vary depending on the overall size of the rudder.

Rudder Craft offers four different sizes of our patented Unifoil Kick-Up design:

  • The Unifoil-A is best for most boats under 16 feet in length. The assembly has an HDPE blade measuring 1" thick, 10.5" in cord, and providing a maximum draft of 32" when fully deployed.
  • The Unifoil-B is best for most boats above 16 feet in length but less than 22.  The assembly has an HDPE blade measuring 1.25" thick, 10.5" in cord, and providing a maximum draft of 36" when fully deployed.
  • The Unifoil-C is best for most boats at or above 22 feet in length, but less than 28.  The assembly has an HDPE blade measuring 1.5" thick, 12" in cord, and providing  a maximum draft of 36" when fully deployed.
  • The Unifoil-D is best for most boats above 26 feet in length, but less than 32, and those sailing in blue water or harsh conditions regularly.  The assembly has an HDPE blade measuring 2" thick, 15.5" in cord, and providing a maximum draft of 36" when fully deployed.
All Rudder Craft rudders are shaped to a NACA airfoil to provide better pointing, reduced weather helm, and crisper tacking.  As seen in the pictures, the Unifoil Kick-Up design provides a full 180 degrees of motion for easy trailering, and grounding protection.  If the rudder encounters an obstacle, it will naturally kick back and slide across the obstacle instead of resisting it and breaking or heavily damaging the rudder.  Once cleared, the integrated gas spring pushes the rudder back into the deployed position.  That same gas spring allows for our one line uphaul/downhaul system, where a single pull on the handle mounted to the top of the rudder head will kick the rudder up or down.

Longer rudder blades are available if you need extra draft.  Please make a note when finalizing your order, and we will contact you to discuss the details.

Your custom kick-up rudder comes with a ready-for-varnish tiller with marine penetrating oil. You can have your new tiller varnished by selecting the option to have premium UV resistant spar varnish applied.  Our epoxy and varnish finish has an epoxy base coat to ensure a long and low maintenance life for your tiller.

Please select the style of tiller which best compliments your cockpit layout:

  • The style A is 43 1/2" in overall length.
  • The style B is 47" in overall length.
  • The style C is 44" in overall length.
  • The style D is 36" in overall length.
  • The style E is 47" in overall length.
  • The style F is 47" in overall length.
  • The style G is 44 1/2" in overall length.

Don't forget the rudder and tiller cover made from Pacific Blue Sunbrella, to protect your new rudder assembly from the elements.

Also available is our optional Mast Crutch assembly. No need to remove your rudder to trailer your mast. It’s built into the side of your new Kick-Up rudder.


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  • $479.00


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