Hall get Swan 42 contract

Leading spar manufacturer to supply carbon mast to new NYYC one design

Saturday January 28th 2006, Author: Kris McClintock, Location: United States
The Club Swan 42, the exciting collaboration between Nautor Swan and the New York YC, will carry a one-piece seamless carbon fibre spar from Hall Spars & Rigging.

Hall already builds the one-design masts for the Swan 45 and Swan 601, in addition to many custom boats built by Nautor. Hall Spars & Rigging is located a few short miles from the NYYC base in Newport, RI, and the Halls - Eric Hall and Ben Hall - are long-time NYYC members. “Hall is known for our customer service, and we look forward to working closely with our fellow club members,” says Eric Hall.

The Club Swan 42 carbon mast will be supplied with a clear-coat finish. The 15/16ths rig is set up for fractional upwind sails and masthead spinnakers. Two sets of swept-back spreaders support the runner-less rig, and the Hall-Antal mainsail luff track accepts either a bolt rope or sliders. The mast step facilitates fore-and-aft adjustment with the option for a hydraulic mast step to further enhance the tuning process. Hall will design and construct the carbon-fibre bowsprit system, and a conventional pole and reaching strut will also be available. Standing rigging is Navtec rod with an aramid backstay, and running rigging is also supplied by Hall.

Hall Spars & Rigging is the only spar maker to offer one-piece, single-cure-cycle carbon-fiber masts on two continents. The Club Swan 42 masts will be manufactured in both plants to identical engineering and with identical manufacturing processes.

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