Southern Furl Gen 2 Boom

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Two years in the making and Southern Spars Generation 2 Furling Boom is now out on the water.

New Zealand built 51m performance sloop Kokomo 3 was the first superyacht to benefit from Southern’s innovative Generation 2 Furling Boom, integrating the best features of the company’s two earlier furling boom options: the Southern Furl and LeisureFurl Booms.

The key features of the new system are an open front shell design; a new drive system mounted at the back of the boom which enables easy connection of the hydraulic outhaul system; a new attachment for the mandrel to mast; and on supersize yachts with a P dimension of 50m+ a new batten slide system.

© Yachting DevelopmentsA compact batten slide has also been designed that furls with the sail around the mandrel. The system has replaceable lead in, running and wear surfaces.

It also utilises a flexible urethane interface between car, batten and sail, while the new luff track efficiently captures the batten and headboard car loads.