The Snark is a lightweight lateen rigged sailboat. The early Snarks had hulls made of expanded polystyrene (EPS is most commonly known by the tradename Styrofoam). Later versions have an EPS hull clad inside and out with a layer of ABS. At fifty pounds, eleven feet long with a thirty-eight inch beam, these boats are easy to transport, easy to sail, and unsinkable, a good choice for a beginner or day sailing.In 1971, KOOL initiated a campaign where consumers could purchase a Snark carrying the Kool logo — for $88 along with one KOOL carton flap. These were non-ABS wrapped versions and retailed for $120. As one of KOOL's highest scoring ads, the company received over 18,000 orders for "Sea Sharks" in 1971 and the campaign was repeated in 1972.Her hull is not fiberglass; her sail is not dacron; her spars are not anodized, her der and daggerboard lack a fine furniture finish. But she's completely comfortable in her own skin (ABS plastic over EPS foam) and finds her attractive nylon sail turns just as many heads at the beach as those ther" ailsand he who sails her is smiling just as wide.In the video below (click arrow at center screen) you'll see a 1972 rsion of this boat, still going strong in 2010 after 38 years of giving fun to a Dad and 2 sons. hat's ity! You'll also see in this video options like a taller mast, stabilizer floats (pontoons on outriggers) and a ing set-up.