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Selden improves cruising with carbon furling mast

Jan '21
Pic: Seldén
Pic: Seldén
Selden has recently launched new carbon fibre furling masts for cruising, to provide convenient sail-handling for the meticulous and performance-oriented sailor of a larger yacht. The company, headquartered in Sweden, is a manufacturer of masts, in particular furling masts, which is more a standard than an option with a production cruising boat.

With carbon fibre furling masts prepared for a furling mainsail with big headboard and full roach, Seldén is now taking the concept to a new dimension, along with yacht company, Hallberg-Rassy. The first carbon furling mast from Seldén goes to the all-new Hallberg-Rassy 50 and it comes with an electric drive and a hydraulic outhaul for push button operation, according to a media statement by Selden.

“The bare carbon mast section is 39 per cent lighter than the corresponding aluminium section which will reduce the heeling and the weather helm to a minimum and improve up-wind performance. The lighter mast also makes for less pitching and pumping in choppy and big seas and the whole set-up will give a richer over-all sailing experience,” Magnus Rassy, the CEO of Hallberg-Rassy said.

“Larger boats with small crews call for smart sail handling and we are constantly pushing our product development in that direction. Benefits of carbon fibre masts have been appreciated by racing sailors for decades so why wouldn’t a cruising sailor be offered the same deal,” says Seldén’s CEO Peter Rönnbäck said.

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