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Future Fibres supplies mast and rigging for high performance multihulls

News International-French

8 Jul 2013

With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls.

Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast package for the Nigel Irens Design A65 catamaran, manufacturing a high performance rotating wing mast with carbon rigging. The catamaran is expected to be ready for summer sailing in Abu Dhabi where the boat has been built by Abu Dhabi Mar.

The second project on the water is the Rapier 550 for which Future Fibres has supplied a complete mast and rigging package. The rig utilizes the same tooling as the A65 but this mast offers some unique characteristics, with the mast and sail controls being led inside the main saloon for a truly ‘armchair sailing’ experience.

Now, with the third contract signed for another Nigel Irens Design catamaran, -APC78, and a specialist multihull team to complete it, there appears to be no stopping Future Fibres in this sector. The Advanced Performance Cat being built at Green Marine will sport a state of the art, fully customised carbon mast and integrated rigging package. The design of the tube section has been refined by data from a detailed aero study in order to maximise performance. The composite rigging completes the package and incorporates the smallest diameter carbon rigging on the market, including a set of aerofoil diamonds.

In this rapidly evolving sector, Future Fibres is focused on driving forward the development of their high performance products and using the experience of a uniquely qualified team to take the future of multihulls to the next level.

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