Awards

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Southern Stars at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards… Southern Spars would like to congratulate all involved with the design and build of superyachts Zefira, Imagine, Kokomo, Twizzle, and Lady B. Described by its organisers as the most competitive year in the history of the World Superyacht awards, all 5 superyachts rigged by Southern Spars picked  … Read more

tpt

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3 of the new TP52’s for the 2011 Med Cup will feature the North Marine Group’s tpt (Thin Ply Technology) this season. The Daily Sail has the story. Check it.

Virbac-Paprec 3 Win The Barcelona World Race

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(Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance of skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, as Virbac-Paprec 3 crosses the finish line for the team’s second back-to-back win in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. Southern Spars supplied the mast and EC6 Continuous rigging for Virbac-Paprec 3 with a design brief to  … Read more

Whisper rig stepping with EC6

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport) Back in the fall Rig Pro assisted with Composite Rigging to convert the 116′ sloop Whisper from steel rigging to EC 6 carbon standing rigging. The project included a full rig service and spreader end modifications. Whisper has enjoyed the performance of the lighter rigging so far this season in the  … Read more

No Quick Fix

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In Wellington the first assessment of the broken mast of Central Lechera Asturiana is being completed with Auckland’s Southern Spars having now been asked to develop repair options if possible, but it seems certain there will be no short term, easy solution to get Juan Merediz and Fran Palacio back afloat quickly. Good luck.

Southern Settles into new HQ in Auckland

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(Source: Southern Spars) We are pleased to announce that Southern Spars New Zealand have settled into a new home. The bespoke 10,000m² manufacturing facility enables Southern Spars to introduce new technologies and accommodate the growing demand for larger and more technically advanced superyacht and grand prix race rigs.

Delcam’s 35,000th Customer Uses Robots for Composite Machining

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(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

Southern Spars ready to move

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(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

METS

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(source: Southern Spars) Its METS Time Again … and Southern Spars will be exhibiting with two stands this year. 2010 has been a busy one for the team; we’ve launched a number of exciting projects, had some great race results and are forging ahead with leading-edge technologies. We have also welcomed onboard the team at  … Read more