Many sailors – both cruisers and racers – choose to specify custom-built carbon spars. So in order to offer its clients this carbon option, Kraken Yachts has collaborated with Southern Spars, creators of the world’s first carbon fibre mast.
Southern Spars’ mix of innovative thinking and craftsmanship down the years has changed the world of spar building and the company continues to design innovative products to stay at the forefront of rig design and manufacture.
Southern Spars’ Peter Shaw says of Kraken’s Dibley-designed cruisers “The yachts are good-looking, safe, strong and reliable blue water cruisers. Plenty of thought has gone into the Krakens to make them great global cruising yachts – not regatta racers.
“Southern Spars has designed the Kraken carbon spars and rig to make sure it is efficient in weight and safety and also gives the required reliability for global offshore cruising. It also features our furling boom to make every day sailing easy.
“Any blue water cruiser looking for an owner-driver experience to take his own yacht around the world will certainly be looking at the Kraken range.” Peter also says; “Kraken’s Dick Beaumont and Roger Goldsmith have been great to work with. Their offshore cruising experience is invaluable and their unending enthusiasm is infectious. They know exactly what they want and who their target market is.
“Southern Spars is a strong partner to the Kraken team. Our wealth of experience in blue water cruising has meant that we have faced challenging rig and rigging demands over the years and the solutions to these demands have been put to the test on the high seas. The net result is confidence in the safety and operation of the rigs and rigging that we supply.”