BIG NEWS

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This has been brewing for a while and its now official. The two biggest players in the composite rigging industry are now one and the same: NORTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP TO ACQUIRE FUTURE FIBRES (Source: Southern Spars) North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years  … Read more

Stepping Day

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(Source: Rigging Projects) Friday was stepping day in ’72 Alley’, after a busy week at the STP boat yard in Palma de Mallorca. ‘Shockwave’ kicked off proceedings early in the morning, stepping their Future Fibres mast in preparation of Copa Del Rey. ‘Jethou’ followed with their Hall / Carbo-Link package and ‘Bella Mente’ finally released  … Read more

New orders, new challenges for Future Fibres

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(Source: Future Fibres) Three years into mast production and the 2014 order book reflects a diverse range of performance projects. With the Perini 60m sloop fully assembled and awaiting stepping / sea trials and 3 of the largest furling booms in the world (26-30m long) nearing completion, the workshop is getting its teeth into some  … Read more

Lo-Pro

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Future Fibres is pleased to present the Low Profile (Lo-Pro) adjustable composite cable termination. (Source: Future Fibres) The composite cable market has been maturing rapidly over the last 5 years with multiple competing core cable technologies all offering various trade-offs between weight, diameter, durability, longevity and handling. The next big development frontier to provide opportunities  … Read more

Big Balls

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Our new uniball fitting design allows a perfect alignment of the cables in any sailing condition. (Source: Future Fibres) Uniballs are essential for superyachts where articulation ensures proper alignment, reducing fatigue and improving life of the whole mast and the rigging package. As the size of superyachts continues to increase, the performance of every component becomes ever more critical.    … Read more

Wield the big stick

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(Source: Future Fibres) Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will  … Read more

Future Multihull

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(Source: Future Fibres) With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls. Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast  … Read more

Mini Maxi News

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Future Fibres is busy delivering high performance race rigs to one of the most active sectors in grand prix yachting. (Source: Future Fibres) The first of these is a highly optimised inshore race boom for Shockwave. The RP72, fitted with an integrated mast and rigging package from Future Fibres in May 2012, has just completed  … Read more

Gains

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(Source: Future Fibres) When British sailor Mike Golding crossed the finish line for the latest edition of the Vendée Globe, he joined a group of elite, record-breaking yachtsmen. After over 88 days at sea, Golding, on-board his custom-built racing yacht Gamesa, became the first person to ever complete the singlehanded round-the-world course three times. Golding  … Read more

A 6th and a 1st.

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Congratulations Mike Golding (Source: Future Fibres) After 88 days, six hours and 36 minutes at sea, legendary British skipper Mike Golding completed his third Vendée Globe solo round the world race and his sixth circumnavigation of the planet! Crossing the line at Les Sables d’Olonne in sixth place, just hours behind French rival Jean Le  … Read more