(Source: Delcam) Delcam is pleased to announce that Southern Spars, a New Zealand-based company specialising in the design and construction of spars and rigging for high-performance yachts, has recently become the 35,000th customer to purchase its CADCAM software. Southern Spars has acquired Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM system to program robots for the finish machining of spars … Read more
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A nice example of how the new can make the old look good (ohh, and vice-versa!)
Our friends at Kohlhoff GmbH have come to METS with a brand new Loop™ Block prototype ‘under the counter’ and now they have been kind enough to send us the exclusive: The new 60mm Loop™ Block is a direct development of its predecessor which is a very successful product but fell short in high speed … Read more
(Source: Light Black Design) One of the first companies to take advantage of our design and material knowledge was Future Fibres S.L.U, in Spain. We worked closely with their engineers to design and manufacture a rotating aerofoil section that can be retrofitted to any standing rigging that could significantly improve the performance of the yacht. … Read more
(Source: RSB Rigging) RSB Rig Pro successfully re-stepped the mast in the Dubois 43 meter sloop Drumbeg earlier today. This is the first of this seasons autumn refits to be finished allowing the boat to prepare for the Atlantic crossing and a busy Caribbean season. The mast was unstepped in September and has undergone an … Read more
(Source: Karver) Route du Rhum – carton plein pour Karver! Hooks : 1er, 2e, 3e et 4e Furlers : 1er, 2e et 3e Blocks : 1er, 2e, et 3e Karver is still the IMOCA first choice!! Congratulations to the people trusting us.
(Source: NZ Marine “On Deck”) Construction is well underway at Southern Spars’ dedicated West Auckland premises. The building, in a new subdivision in Rosebank Road, Avondale, will house Southern Spars’ headquarters and all New Zealand-based manufacturing. The new facility is set on a 1.5 ha site and comprises an 8000 sq m warehouse with a … Read more
(Source: Harken) Pewaukee, WI—Harken’s Carbo T2™ is the first block with no fasteners, rivets, or other metal parts to add weight. Its composite structure makes T2 the lightest soft-attach block Harken has ever designed. Applied industrial design and new branding gives this patent-pending block a hot new look that appeals to racing sailors both young, … Read more
(Source: Navtec) Great success for Navtec rigged racing legends in the Route du Rhum race. In the ULTIME class Francis Joyon came 2nd on Idec with its Navtec Bi conic, Z system Kevlar and PBO while Thomas Coville came 3rd on Sodebo with Navtec Hydraulic and Lewmar equipment . In the 60’ IMOCA Class, Rolland … Read more