Southern Spars and Nordic Mast to merge.

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The Directors and Shareholders of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars are pleased to announce the merger of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars. The merger will create a combined entity with over 350 staff that will be better equipped to compete on the world stage, supplying a comprehensive range of high quality carbon fibre masts, booms  … Read more

Spot of Bother

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The defenders of the Little America’s Cup, Canann, trashed their wing mast last week after being caught out by a squall in Newport Rhode Island. Bad times.

Another Day, another Monster

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(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) Check out the photos of Marie, the 180′ ketch Hoek Design with complete Future Fibres’ PBO rigging. This is the biggest project for Future Fibres’ to date in terms of boat length and number of cables supplied, 52 cables in total.

Stepping Twizzle

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The latest superyacht to be launched by Royal Huisman was stepped in Harlingen, Netherland. The rigs and composite rigging for this 57.5m Dubois design was manufactured and delivered by Southern Spars. All photo credits S/Y Twizzle.

Small is Beautiful

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(Source: Nordic Mast) Fedder Wiesel Production Manager at Nordic Mast “Carbon products are often being perceived as only being used on larger boats, and many sailors do not realise that it can benefit any boat no matter how large or small they are. We currently have an interesting project in designing and producing mast and  … Read more

Diversify

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Gleistein Ropes founds updraft GmbH together with PP Energy ApS New company delivers advanced lifting technologies, concentrating on the fast-growing wind energy market (Source: Gleistein) Gleistein Ropes announces the founding of updraft GmbH. Established together with renowned wind industry product innovator, PP Energy ApS of Nordborg, Denmark, each company will hold a 50% stake in  … Read more

Fit out

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The Rogers / Carbon Ocean 82 is out of the shed and being fitted out in Rhode Island. The boat will have a complete push button Lewmar winch package. Carbon Ocean 82: Mainsheet winch ready for installation

Southern Spars invests NZ$17m in new premises

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(Source: IBInews) Southern Spars, the New Zealand-based spar and rigging company, is to move to a new purpose-built plant in Auckland in January. The NZ$17m investment will bring together all Southern Spars activities which are currently spread across three plants. “We were looking to establish a world-class facility for building the world’s best spar packages  … Read more