The Fusion 15 was originally designed to fill the gap between the current flock of high performance athletic tip-over-at-the-dock dinghies and the daysailers we all grew up with. It is a fast, fun, and easy boat to rig and sail.
Safety after a capsize is one area of focus in the Fusion. The sculpted open transom lets water, whether from the rain, spray or a capsize, flush cleanly out the back. The interior molding in the boat has a floor which slopes aft but remains high enough above the waterline that water always flows out, not in.
The rather unique jib lead terminates on a swivel jam-cleat on the mast just below the boomvang. The crew can easily hold the sheet in their hand as they tack and either ease and re-tighten the sail (if they are looking for the best performance) or not do anything (if they want to relax). After hoisting the asymmetrical spinnaker or when heading for the dock at the end of the day, the roller furling jib is spun out of the way by pulling the line mounted on the back of the foredeck.
The Fusion 15 won Best Peformance Dinghy of 2003 and has continued to be a popular platform that is sailed by thousands of sailors who enjoy sailing a small dinghy that is affordable and easy to sail.