EUROSPARS at the SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2017
Facnor and Sparcraft distributor will be on deck at Southampton Boat show: 14th - 23th September 2018, stand Eurospars. You will meet Adrian Hood, our British agent, on stand J243. Look particularly at the EC electric furlers with his new concept of electric multi-motorized power.
Video of the new Facnor motorized furler
Watch the video of our new electric Furler Range : https://youtu.be/4fdwNL_ipvw
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 podiumFour 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).
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)
BOAT SHOWS : BOOT DUSSELDORF
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
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.
Facnor in the Transat Jacques VabreThe 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!
Super lock for a 58m Super YachtFacnor has equipped three high-sized tailor made halyard locks for an 100 maxi footer, now waiting for mast stepping. These 20, 40 & 50 ton locks have been supplied to the famous super yacht mast builder, Rondal BV. See pctures against.
Facnor fairleads installation video
See video of dismantling and installation of a continuous line on to a twin fairlead. The twin fairleads Facnor are adapted to the continuous lines (for flying sails).
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 : http://www.gunboat.com