Future Fibres addresses multihull market
Highlighting the increasing significance of the multihull market, Future Fibres has announced the arrival of leading specialist, Torbjörn Linderson, as the company’s new multihull product manager. Tasked with driving growth within this rapidly evolving sector, Linderson will be responsible for the performance optimisation for all Future Fibres’ current and future multihull projects.
Linderson has spent the last 15 years consulting in the field of performance multihulls and his arrival has already begun to pay dividends – helping Future Fibres win its first complete multihull mast and rigging package for the Nigel Irens-designed A65 catamaran.
“Torbjörn comes to us with a wealth of multihull experience which he has gained over the last two decades. His knowledge of the market and the technology, combined with his positive attitude and desire to redefine the boundaries of what’s possible, makes him the perfect addition to the Future Fibres team,” commented Tom Hutchinson, Future Fibres’ founder. “Torbjörn shares our passion and commitment to innovation and his love of multihulls is also a testament to our collective belief that this area of the market is poised to see significant growth in 2013.”
Linderson added: “The multihull sector has been through a dramatic and transformational journey since the summer of ‘91 when I first got involved. Since that time, the monohull game has made some major leaps forward but I believe multihulls have taken even greater strides. The industry’s development is also not only about the boats, it is about how the professional sailing community has embraced multihulls as the best way to go fast and deliver really exciting racing. This is why I feel so confident about what we are looking to achieve at Future Fibres. By positioning ourselves as key technical partners, working with designers and yards, offering an integrated approach to sailplan design and superior integration between the spars, rigging and the deck, we know we can make significant performance gains. In any industry, when there is that potential, it’s exciting to be a part of it and even better when you are aiming to lead the way."