New Rigging Features
Fittings are moving from steel to textile. You’ve probably seen loops of Dyneema rope, so called “soft shackles.” Why would sailors opt for textile fittings? We asked the experts. We also spoke with Sweden’s Seldén, a big player in rigging, about their new features.
We went to the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading in-water boat show. On the menu for this year’s edition, the connected boat and foils. We boarded Beneteau’s Gran Turismo 50, the first yacht to resemble a smart home and met with SEAir, maker of the world’s first rigid inflatable with foils. Watch our video reports.
We spoke with the British firm Recycling Technologies about their system that turns a mix of plastics into marine fuel oil.