America’s Cup Event Limited (ACE) and the Challenger of Record (COR) have engaged Future Fibres to supply its new AEROrazr rigging to all teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup Presented by Prada. The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport and considered by many the premier sailing event. Historically, the race has pitted the world’s finest sailing […]
(22 August 2018) – Southern Spars, the worlds leading bespoke carbon fibre spar maker, has announced it will be supplying the rig to the INEOS TEAM UK for the upcoming America’s Cup. The America’s Cup – fondly known as the “Auld Mug” – is the world’s greatest sailing regatta, with the next edition taking place in 2021 in Auckland, the home […]
In the past few months Southern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project Sophie, which will come to fruition this spring. The 91ft Sophie is a classic yacht, designed by Bruce King for Jan Stenbeck and launched in 1994. Stenbeck was a huge fan of the America’s Cup and wanted to have built […]
Full order books and growing success in the aeronautical, sporting and automotive industries are fuelling a recruitment drive at the Southern Spars facility in New Zealand. We are actively recruiting fitter/turners, fitter/welders and experienced composite workers in (carbon fibre or fibre glass) who want to join our world-class team.
Southern Spars, builders of Emirates Team New Zealand’s winning America’s Cup Class catamaran, congratulates the syndicate on their outstanding performance in 35th America’s Cup. The Auckland based company, who has had a strong bond with the team since building their rigs for the 1995 winning challenge, took on a different role in this cycle – becoming the builder of the […]
In the 1930s, when the rule was first introduced, J-Class yachts were the pinnacle of world yacht racing. But by 1940 many had been stripped or broken up for scrap metal for the war effort or just abandoned and left to rot in mud berths. Decades later several of these leviathans have been rebuilt and restored and are now part […]
With dismissing Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand has secured their fourth Louis Vuitton Cup win and the right to race defender Oracle next week. Much of the talk about Emirates Team New Zealand during the LVC series has been about how they have never been afraid to do something different. This time, the focus has been on their use […]
The countdown to the 35th America’s Cup is nearly over. It has been such an amazing experience for everyone at Southern Spars to have been so involved with Emirates Team New Zealand. We wish them all the very best of luck! Bring it home boys! Read the full story here!
Southern Spars have been building some of the best masts in the world for more than a quarter of a century, and for their first few challenges outside the realms of masts and rigging they haven’t lowered their sights even a fraction. Equipped with some of the best minds and hands in the world of composites, in mid-2016 the company […]
Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. The Avondale-based mast builder demonstrated its standing as one of the world’s top carbon fibre manufacturers. Southern delivered Emirates Team NZ’s most technically advanced yacht ever, meeting the extremely strict budget, construction, weight and timing requirements. Kevin Shoebridge, chief of operations at Emirates Team NZ, […]