Carbon Spars – Explained

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A comprehensive article on the manufacturing of carbon spars was recently published on http://www.mysailing.com.au/ – focusing on the various production techniques. It’s clearly written with the Australasian yachting market in mind but the processes discussed are the same as many European and American companies utilize. (Source: My Sailing) Carbon Spars Once the exclusive province of  … Read more

Lunched

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Richard Matthew’s new Southern Spars / EC6+ rigged Oystercatcher XXVIII underwent sea trails in Wellington, New Zealand. Photos by Denette Wilkinson / Southern Spars Facebook:

Stepping of the Twizzle

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport Blog) Have you ever wondered what it takes to step a rig on a 57 meter ketch? The answer is that it mostly comes down to experience. Southern Spars made these rigs, Composite Rigging made an EC 6 package, and Rig Pro Newport’s own Rob Buchanan helped with the stepping. The  … Read more

Pendennis receives multiple rigs from New Zealand

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(source: superyachttimes.com) Three enormous masts arrived at Pendennis Shipyard recently in preparation for instalment on Pendennis’ current new build projects: SY Christopher is due to be complete by January 2011 in time to race at the St Barths Regatta; B105 is already in the water and due to be handed over to the client before  … Read more

The Proof Is In The Results

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(Source: Southern Spars) Our congratulations to all competitors in the 2010 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, particularly the division winners: Esimit Europa 2, Highland Fling, Singularity (Maxi); Ranger, Velsheda, (J Boats); Ran, Shockwave (Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship). The winning formula that these yachts used? A Southern Spars mast and EC6 Continuous rigging. Tested and proven  … Read more

Later this year….

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This new Briand designed 67.5m super yacht, in build at Aloy yachts will be launched late this year. Mainsail and mizzen sail include roaches which have never before been seen or used on yachts of this size. More surface area of the sails is exposed up where the wind velocity is greater than it is  … Read more

Development Leads The Way At Southern Spars

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(Source: Scuttlebutt) The second quarter has been a busy period for the Southern Spars Group with a raft of exciting new developments: from bringing onboard the Nordic Mast team, to implementing leading edge robotic technology, as well as preparing for the move to a newly constructed, bespoke manufacturing HQ later this year. Add the launching  … Read more

Southern Spars and Nordic Mast to merge.

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The Directors and Shareholders of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars are pleased to announce the merger of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars. The merger will create a combined entity with over 350 staff that will be better equipped to compete on the world stage, supplying a comprehensive range of high quality carbon fibre masts, booms  … Read more