OYS Sold

By Rigging Projects,

  Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) has undergone a Management Buy-Out (MBO), whereby the current Directors have purchased Ocean Yacht Systems Ltd for an undisclosed sum with immediate effect.   Having been guided by a holding Company since 1998, OYS have been known for innovative products and pushing the boundaries with technical developments within the superyacht  … Read more

Equiplite onboard next Volvo

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Equiplite Europe, supplier of the lightest and strongest rig and deck hardware available today, proudly announces to be one of the suppliers for new one-design yacht 65` in the next Volvo Ocean Race editions. Sneek, The Netherlands may 22nd. The Netherlands based Equiplite Europe will supply for the Southern Spars one design Rig, the hardware:  … Read more

Shock effect

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Melbourne, Australia – – Understanding that some small line rigging applications do not require ball bearing blocks, Ronstan has just introduced its new Shocks SHeaveless compact blOCKS. Designed to fit a wide array of small diameter rigging uses, the new Shocks are perfect for moderate load uses where minimal purchase is required.       Extremely compact, Shocks are carefully engineered to  … Read more

Through a lense

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VSPARS Update April 2013 2013 has been a busy year so far for VSPARS. Two of the top 18ft Skiffs in Auckland are using the Olympic system, as well as a number of national teams aiming for Brazil 2016. Two of the top America’s Cup teams and a number of the top mini-maxi class are  … Read more

Cut up

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Are cable cutters worth their three- or four-figure price tag if you dismast and need to cut away your rigging, or will a £40 set of boltcroppers slice through shrouds just as efficiently?Read more at http://www.yachtingworld.com/supersail/blog/534487/could-you-cut-away-your-rigging#xLiG3zGpmJcDzgsi.99

Getting a handle on things

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Melbourne, Australia – Ronstan has revolutionized winch handle technology by introducing the new Quick-Lock™ product range with automatic handle insertion technology. Combined with other advanced features like the large Grab & Release push-button and two different handle styles, Quick-Lock™ is now the most intuitive and user-friendly winch handle available for racers and cruising sailors alike.   A true product innovation, Quick-Lock™ handles feature Ronstan’s patented auto quick-locking  … Read more

Removable traveller. Increase your party space!

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(Source: Barton Marine) Our brand new removable mainsheet traveller system was showcased at the recent HISWA show held in Amsterdam at the beginning of the month. The Innovation Showcase brought together the best of the brand new products launched this year and certainly created a stir! The removable system is based around our re-circulating ball  … Read more

Hungarian Wing

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Could this be the replacement for the ‘twin wing’ on 50/50 that was downed a couple of month ago? Do you know?

Geared up

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(Source: Lewmar) Lewmar is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of deck equipment to the new Sunbeam 28.1, launching later this week at the Tulln boat-show in Austria. The 28.1 represents the first new boat partnership between the two companies and is partly down to Lewmar’s unique position of being  … Read more

The Constrictor

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    Portsmouth, RI: The latest in design technology, the recently released Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch is the next generation of high performance rope holding. This product is now being sold exclusively through Ronstan International in the United States. Ronstan played a large role in the development and evolution of the Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch  … Read more