Video of the new Facnor motorized furler

Watch the video of our new electric Furler Range :

Compact Design, Reliable and durable, The innovative multi-motors concept*, and makes for a cost effective solution_

 (* a Wichard Group development)
Thanks to : Pietro Bertacchini &Raffaello Di Fede / Sail Republic, Luca Acerbi / Air Video HD, Silvano Botti and all the Settemari Yacht Team

 Normandy Channel race : 2 places on the podium

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Four boats full equipped Facnor in the six first Class40' at the #NormandyChannelRace... and two places on the podium : Carac (Louis Duc and Gwen Riou) and Aïna (Aymeric Chappelier & Fabien Delahaye). #Class40

 Lorima joins the Wichard Group:


Lorima, one of the leaders in carbon masts/booms manufacturing, joins the Wichard Group. All Group employees are delighted by this acquisition, which reinforces its market place in the boat industry and complete its offer in composite manufacturing. This union is the result of the current collaboration between Lorima and Sparcraft - one of the Group subsidiaries -for the rigging equipment supplied on the new foiled Figaro 3. Read More :

 Wichard Group Lorima / Presse release (pdf - 67Ko)



Facnor and Sparcraft dealers teams will be on deck at :

02-11 FEB :  GOTHENBURG (Sweden) BENN'S AB F02:74
10-12 & 16-19 FEB : GHENT (Belgium) WITTEVRONGEL (N°stand:3059)
02-11 MAR : STOCKHOLM (Sweden) BENN'S AB


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Facnor and Sparcraft teams will be on deck at Boat Dusseldorf :  21 - 28.1 2017.

Stand Wichard Group :  Hall 11 /B56. On stand Hahnfeld-Masten, you will also meet Carsten Burfeind, our german agent, (on Hall12 stand A13).

 Facnor furling systems flying on the 2018 horizon

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Great racing projects with multi and monohul boats on foils:

- The Maxi Solo Banque Populaire XIX, launched in Lorient (Brittany, France) with improved technology. The crew gets prepared for the cross atlantic navigation of this brand new 32m Ultim.

- Facnor has renewed its tehcnical pratnership with Sodebo team around the new project of Thomas Coville. Lauching planned end of this year.

- On monohull, the French skipper, Jeremy Beyou relies once again on Facnor for his new Imoca 60’ on foils, race schedule : Route du Rhum end 2018, Vendée Globe end 2019.

 news video : Facnor presentation

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(Réalisation : Numeriques : Julie Lebailly)

 Facnor in the Transat Jacques Vabre

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The skippers competiting in the #Transat Jacques Vabre will face some difficult conditions for crossing first the Golf and then the Atlantic. Fifteen out of racing boats that will leave this Sunday LE HAVRE habour for SALVADOR DE BAHIA in Brazil have Facnor gears (four classes Ultim', Open60', Multi50‘, Class40'). Note that 4 out of 6 new Class40’ launched this year are fully equipped with Facnor (hooks, Gennaker and structural furler). Good luck to all the sailing duos throughout this 4350-mile long race!

 The new small sized Facnor flat furler on Diam 24 catamarans

Facnor supplies new flat and light furlers, the SFT 3T model, for 28’ sport catamarans involved in the 2015 sailing Tour de France. This 7.25 m monotype was designed by the French VPLP architect team and produced by the ADH Inotech shipyard based in Brittany. The sailing Tour de France started last 3rd July from Dunkerque and will be finishing in Mediterranean sea in Nice. Those dayboats can be handled by 3 or 4 crew members (max 260kg). The newest SFT 3T flat furler is getting successful and is also fitted on the Dragonfly 25 catamarans.

 SFT web page

 Gunboat G4 equipped with FX+ Facnor

"Furler is excellent," Peter Johnstone, manager of the  Gunboat prestigious catamarans yard, greets the newest Facnor carbon furlers, the FX +. The lightweight G4  (40 ') sport hydrofoil catamaran is equipped with FX + 4500 Custom. The Flying sail can be tightened from the bottom through a friction eye underneath the drum and by the halyard through a SB 4500 carbo snatch block . The  high level expertise of the illustrious Jboats family member is particularly appreciated, especially because the trust  of Gunboat with Facnor has been lastening  for more than fifteen years (Gunboat 48/55/60/62/90). Tested at over 30 knots. No more comment, just watch.

Gunboat :