The Hall Spars' Auckland factory has all hands on deck at the moment with two catamaran masts underway.
Combining luxury and speed with a classic design aesthetic, a Schionning 60 is due to make waves in Australia. The Schionning 60 will feature a high modulus Hall Spars seamless mast and raising wing boom for stowage of the mainsail when at anchor.
Also under construction, a Roger Hill 20-metre is slated for September launch. The Roger Hill 20-metre has a seamless high modulus, rotating wing mast and Oceanfurl boom to enable full sail control from the cockpit.
Designed by engineers who are experienced sailors and constructed utilizing Hall’s proprietary Seamless carbon fiber process, the masts are cured to 6 times atmospheric pressure in an aerospace grade autoclave. Combining high-performance, style and toughness, the completely homogenous tubes deliver maximum structural reliability and save impressive amounts of weight.
Upon completion, a Hall rigging technician from the international service team will be on site for stepping, dock tuning and sail trials, ensuring a perfect match between mast and sails.
Hall Spars has specialty catamaran mast sections and specific multihull engineering programs designed to get the most out of your multihull, both in terms of safety and performance.
Dave Ridley, Hall Spars NZ Operations Manager, says, “Multihulls are a fast growing sector of our business. We have devoted a large amount of resources into ensuring our engineering software and manufacturing processes are suited to the complex pitching and rapid spike loadings involved in multihulls. We have a range of sections available to best match your fixed or rotating mast with a range of high performance moduli of carbon that enable us to reduce the all-up weight and pitching of the boat. Both of these factors vastly impact a catamaran's performance and comfort in racing and cruising.”
|Catamaran mast manufacture underway at Hall Spars Auckland|