Masts, spars, sails & rigging – Page 7

  • News

    New Profurl motorised furlers


    Profurl has released a new range of motorised furlers designed to provide enhanced comfort, performance and reliability.

  • North Sails J0

    New North Sails design improves operational efficiency


    North Sails has created a new 171m2 sail to boost Volvo Ocean Race competitors’ efficiency.

  • Marine Results International has bought the intellectual property of Seaway Powell Marine

    Intellectual property of liquidated company is sold


    Superyacht rigging, inspections and service company Marine Results International, has bought the intellectual property of Seaway Powell Marine.

  • Elvstrøm Sails

    Elvstrøm Sails acquires Elvstrøm Sails Sarl


    Elvstrøm Sails has acquired its French sibling Elvstrøm Sails Sarl in a deal which will create the second biggest sail maker in the world.

  • Balpha Mast demonstration

    Foldable mast enables easier adjustments and access


    A new foldable mast system will make rigging adjustments, maintenance, repairs, winter storage and transportation easier.

  • Founder Robbie Doyle and CEO Mike Sanderson onboard J Class yacht Shamrock V in Bermuda

    Changes at Doyle Sails


    Doyle Sails New Zealand is to take ownership of Doyle International from July 1. The company will also take a controlling interest in the Doyle Salem loft and Doyle Sails Europe (UK).

  • Hyde Sails expands its loft by a third

    Hyde Sails expansion


    Hyde Sails has expanded and increased its loft space by a third to nearly 6,000m2 due to ‘relentless demand’.

  • News

    Contender sees a discerning market


    Over the last few years, there has been a shift to a more discerning market. That’s the finding of Alistair Shires of Contender Sailcloth.

  • The Constrictor system does not crush rope between two metal surfaces

    Constrictor system does not crush rope


    Unlike conventional clutches the Constrictor system available from SailTek does not crush rope between two metal surfaces.

  • Rope coatings sets companies apart

    Development in rope coatings sets companies apart


    Rope technology has seen significant developments over the past three decades. From revolutionary new fibres of cores and covers that impact on strength to dramatic advances in the levels of rope durability, diameter, stretch and creep.

  • One of Hamma's machined forks

    TMS is involved in design and distribution


    Among the new advances from Technical Marine Supplies (TMS) is a range of rigging terminals, developed with Hamma and a New Zealand company.

  • Rutgerson's 1597 batten receptacle

    New developments from Rutgerson


    Rutgerson has completed its range of batten receptacles, allowing users to tension or change the batten in the sail without unscrewing the product. This last size – 1597, for yachts from 42 to 52ft - means the company can now provide them for yachts from 20ft to 70ft.

  • News

    Plans for a rigging training course


    There are currently no recognised training courses for riggers in the UK and anyone can set themselves up with a man and a van. That’s the finding from AllSpars that is now sitting down with British Marine to develop a course that could start as early as September.

  • Evolution Rigging opens its doors, photo: Spirit Yachts / Paul Wyeth

    New rigging company opens its doors


    New business Evolution Rigging has begun operating from its base at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the east coast. Headed up by Richard Odell, formerly of Oyster Yachts, the team at Evolution Rigging has more than 40 years’ combined rigging and sailing experience. “Rigging and sails in particular come hand in ...

  • Elvstrøm Sails new blue water runner is designed to perform the role of three sails in one

    New blue water runner from Elvstrøm Sails


    Elvstrøm Sails new blue water runner (BWR) is designed to perform the role of three sails in one. Designed as effectively two Yankee sails on a single luff cable, the runner works as a light up-wind genoa or reaching Yankee when the two-ply sails are together.

  • Oceanwings is furlable, reefable and entirely automated

    Two-element wingsail from VPLP Design


    VPLP Design has developed a two-element wingsail, Oceanwings, that is furlable, reefable and entirely automated.

  • News

    Seldén Masts supplies Oyster


    Seldén Masts has become a key spar provider to Oyster Yachts.

  • Invisible Hand is fitted with the latest mast from Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand

    Next generation mast from Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand


    Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand has been selected by three of the four founders of the new USA-based Pac 52 racing class to design and manufacture the rigs for their new builds.

  • Hyde Sails is chosen for the fifth time to supply sails to the Clipper Race

    Hyde Sails is appointed sail partner


    Hyde Sails has been appointed official sail partner for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for the fifth time.

  • North Sails president Ken Read will represent the company at the Yacht Racing Forum Photo: Yacht Racing Forum

    Yacht Racing Forum partnership


    FORUM PARTNERSHIP: The Yacht Racing Forum has announced a three-year partnership with North Sails.