US New Spar Manufacturer chosen
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Watercraft is pleased to announce that Offshore Spars is the new supplier of carbon-fiber spars for its Alerion Yachts line of luxury performance sailboats.
Five Alerion models feature a carbon mast as standard equipment: the Alerion 41, Alerion 38, Alerion 33, Alerion Sport 33, and Alerion Sport 30. Offshore Spars will also supply the aluminum booms for these models. USWatercraft builds the full line of Alerion Yachts in its Rhode Island factory, utilizing its signature resin-infusion molding process.
"A high-performance carbon spar is integral to the sailing performance and ease of handling of the larger Alerion Yachts," says Randy Borges, President and CEO of USWatercraft. "The strength and specific build characteristics of a carbon spar allow us to eliminate the backstay, which is perfectly in line with the Alerion mission of simplifying boathandling. And a carbon spar guarantees strength while reducing weight aloft. It's the perfect complement to our lightweight yet strong hulls; this combination is key to the boats' superior performance in all sea and wind conditions. We look forward to a strong partnership with the team at Offshore Spars, who are known for the high quality of their spars," says Borges.
"As a manufacturer of high-performance carbon spars, we are extremely pleased to be the supplier for Alerion Yachts. The reputation of the Alerion line and Offshore Spars' high build quality will complement each other perfectly," says Steven King, President of Offshore Spars.
Offshore Spars is located outside of Detroit, MI, and is renowned for producing single-piece autoclave-cured carbon-fiber spars over male tooling. In business since 1976, Offshore Spars has more than 25 years of experience building carbon spars for everything from dinghies to super yachts, for customers around the globe.
Four Alerion Yachts with Offshore Spars - three Alerion 33s and one Alerion 41 - will launch this spring.
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