Panamax

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A brief overwiew of the most spectacluar Superyacht to be launched in 2011 by Erik Wassen from Dykstra. The Mast will be built by Southern Spars and full PBO standing rigging package is delivered by Future Fibres. (Source: LiveYachting) The Baltic Yachts 197 ft Panamax Ketch sailing yacht is the largest and fastest superyacht capable  … Read more

Carbon Update

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(Source: Future Fibres) It is hard to believe that composite standing rigging has been around for only 10 years. In that time, not only is it standard on all modern grand prix race boats but 70-80% of all newbuild superyacht launches benefit from the 70-80% weight saving over traditional rod rigging. It has to be  … Read more

Gorilla Rigging

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Ryan Scott recently moved from Hall Spars and Rigging to a new opportunity with an up and coming company, Gorilla Rigging. ‘I am excited about the move, expanding upon what I learned from my previous employer. I look forward to the new opportunities working with this new, leading edge company’ he comments. ‘Gorilla Rigging, thanks  … Read more

Future News

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Future Fibres published their latest newsletter. Some very interesting stuff on fibre development and new projects from the guys in Valencia. Download your copy here. We will feature some of it on riggingnews.com over the coming week too.

Matador Re-launched

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The Argentinean TP52 Matador re-launched this weekend in Palma de Majorca in the new 2010 configuration. From what we can make out, they are using Southern Spars EC6 runners, a Future Fibres Forestay Strop and a ‘home-made’ bobstay. Check out the pre-bend in their bowsprit. Photo: Sailingstock Photo: Sailingstock

On Trial

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No, not the Americas Cup (I won’t bore you with that) but the new Southern Wind 110, Hull #1. Recently splashed in Cape Town, she is undergoing extensive sea trials before being delivered to her new owner. The yacht sports a Nordic Mast carbon mast and boom and a full PBO standing rigging package from  … Read more

BOTH ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM

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(Source: Hall Spars – Facebook) J Class Lionheart rig was the big mast on campus this winter. Here’s one of its turnbuckles (Future Fibres Supplied) – 76.3lb of pure titanium – next to the suggested J24 turnbuckle.