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The SL33 is a grand prix catamaran that can be sailed with a traditional mast and soft sails or a wing.

The SL33 has been designed, engineered and built to:

  1. Be the fastest boat under 40 feet in light wind conditions
  2. Capture trophies at all major open regattas worldwide
  3. Be the boat of choice for one-design multihull fleet and match racing Be the perfect training platform for the AC teams

Hall Spars and Rigging New Zealand is building the spars and providing the rigging for the SL33. The company specializes in making spars by using a male-molding, autoclave-curing method. In combination with the Hall molding technique, Hall’s autoclave produces seamless, virtually void-free tubes. The process results in spars that are lighter, stronger and better.

The New Zealand operation began production of seamless, autoclave-cured carbon spars in July 2008. The autoclave measures 42 meters.

Hall Spar’s New Zealand factory boasts 30 employees including in-house engineers. Hall Spars & Rigging assembles standing and running rigging packages for Hall’s mast projects as well as for a wide range of customers worldwide. David Ridley, senior executive of Hall Spars’ New Zealand operation, is overseeing the SL33 project.

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