Testing, testing, 1. 2..

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Superyacht rigging specialists Marine Results have invested in a horizontal tensile testing machine which will enable rigging, spar and lifting equipment to be ultimately and accurately tested to ensure that specifications of equipment manufactured and designed by the company are within safe working loads. The machine tests loads up to 60 tonnes which include splices  … Read more

Big Gear

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(Source: Hall Spars Facebook) A big mast needs big boom – here’s the Hall Oceanfurl boom for the Wally 50m, prior to packing and shipping from Hall NZ to Italy. The carbon furling boom measures 21.52m.

Like a Merc

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(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) This week we shipped a new Jib Top furling cable for the 66m Hetarios. This cable has a break strength of 150 tons and can deliver the same amount of torque as the new Mercedes Benz E280 3.0 V6 along the full 60m length of the cable!!

On the road

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(Source: East Bay RI) When it shipped a 218.8-foot mast on Tuesday, Jan. 31, Hall Spars broke a Bristol mast length record that had stood for nearly 109 years. The mast, for a futuristic 165-foot Wally sloop, is now the longest ever produced in Bristol. It eclipses the 199-foot mast built for Reliance by the  … Read more

The biggest Wally yet

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(Source: Hall Spars) The Hall Spars team has completed the final test rig of the mast for the Wally 50m prior to shipping to Italy for stepping. Constructed of high-modulus carbon, the mast tube measures 66.7m (218.83 ft.). The four-spreader mast is a highly custom design by Hall’s in-house engineering team, tailored to meet Wally’s  … Read more

Inbound

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(Source: YouTube) Small video clip of unloading the mast for the Swan 112, Anemos. It has just arrived in the Future Fibres` Valencia factory for a refit on the mast plus a retrofit to composite rigging.

4×100+

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French Spar maker Lorima is going into 2012 with four 100’+ masts on order. Recession? What Recession?  Check them: 115′ CONRAD 110′ VPLP 100′ FINOT CONCQ 100′ ALLURES      

And in Palma…

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RSB Rigging has been super busy: 9 December, 2011 RSB Rig Pro unstep Orion mast… RSB Rig Pro unstepped the 35 meter wing mast onboard Orion; a 30 meter Katana catamaran earlier this week. The unstepping procedure went as planned however there were a few tense moments when the wind picked up as the mast  … Read more

Salperton IV fitted with new Southern Spars mast and rigging

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(Source: Charterworld.com) The 45m (148ft) performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Sailing yacht SALPERTON IV’s replacement mast was built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand and was fitted and dock-tuned  … Read more

A solid 100t.

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Soto 150’ – first superyacht ever to be fully equipped with solid carbon rigging (Source: Carbo-Link) Carbo-Link is proud to announce to be the first carbon rigging manufacturer to equip a superyacht with a complete set of solid carbon rigging. The 150’, Soto Acebal designed schooner, will be launched in 2012. The mast is produced  … Read more