First IMOCA mast for VITECH and HEOL Composites

This is not the biggest, but surely the most iconic mast of the year for Vitech ! We would like to thank our valued customer HEOL Composites for trusting us in this very challenging construction.

HEOL Composites is a very well known company for its expertise in composite nautical appendages. HEOL manufactures high performance carbon spars with an inovative patented process enabling significant weight reduction of hollow structures. For the first time, they cured in their autoclave an IMOCA mast with spreaders, using our very high modulus UD tapes and biaxials.

Last week, within a very short time, they successfully rigged the mast on the hull of this 60′ IMOCA sailboat. In a race aginst time the WATER FAMILY team is finishing the last preparations for the Transat Jacques-Vabre, starting the 27th of October.

We are wishing the skippers Benjamin DUTREUX and Thomas CARDRIN to enjoy their new boat on the JV and accomplish their ultimate goal: the mythic Vendée Globe Race in November 2020… good luck guys !

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