BAR Technologies launches rigging division
BAR Technologies has launched a new rigging division with in-house testing facilities and a focus on sustainable operations and minimising waste.
BAR Rigging will be based at the Land Rover BAR headquarters in Old Portsmouth and focus on offering high performance cutting-edge rigging techniques, materials and practices in the marine industry, covering grand prix racing campaigns, dinghy classes, cruisers and the superyacht market.
Chris Noble, BAR Rigging manager and a member of Land Rover BAR's shore and operations team during the British Challenger's first America's Cup campaign, said: “We felt there was an opportunity for a new level of service within the textile rigging market.
“Within the America's Cup environment, technologies are typically kept 'behind closed doors' and we feel a responsibility to ensure that some of these learnings and unique products trickle down and are offered out, which helps the wider sport to move forward.
“Alongside, our commitment to sustainability has led to products designed with a significantly increased life span that we feel may have a real impact on the cruising sector."
America’s Cup standard
BAR Rigging aims to apply the same design tools, manufacturing processes and product knowledge developed through the team's America's Cup Challenge.
Its onsite facilities include a 100t capacity ISO compliant destructive tensile testing machine, capable of running destructive, static and cyclic testing for a period up to 72 hours.
Mast stepping and unstepping is also on offer both onsite and remotely by means of a 90t mobile crane.
Bar Rigging’s sustainable business goals involve using highly optimised design tools and manufacturing processes for less waste, and greater efficiency.
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