Our main business is masts. From conventional to furling or aluminium to carbon, we can provide you with the precise product.
To determine the right mast/boom sections and standing rigging we have to calculate the Righting Moment. Our rigging team will collect the correct measures to calculate the appropriate rig for your yacht.
Extruded aluminium is an excellent material for making masts.
Loads generated by mainsheet, vang, outhaul and other controls are transferred onto the mast. Mainsails are normally designed according to the curvature of the mast, and if you have a stiff mast, this means you can reduce the luff curve to the mainsail, and add area to the roach of the sail, where it is more efficient. Forestay tension is also crucial to performance, and this is helped by a stiffer mast section.
Designed for the conventional mainsail with reefs. The rigs are designed with the utmost attention to details, making sailing a pleasure, and if required, all control lines can be led aft to the safety of the cockpit.
For short handed sailing we can design a rig that can be operated from the safety of the cockpit at the touch of a button with our electric or hydraulic rigs.
This option allows you to hoist the sail once a season, as the sail is stored safely inside the mast. It is easy to operate, because the sail is rolled vertically into the mast and you do not have to reef very much to get a substantial decrease of sail area. For a safe cruising option with your partner or family, this is the way forward.
The benefit of a carbon extrusion is stiffness and weight reduction aloft. Carbon extrusions have accentuated longitudinal stiffness, allowing for greater
forestay tension, which increases upwind performance. It also reduces the weight aloft, which reduces the righting moment, to create more speed and stability. A carbon rig is the route for anyone seeking performance.