Balpha Mast to show foldable mast system in Southampton
Published: Thursday, 09 August 2018
Balpha Mast will exhibit the foldable mast system on board Balpha Global at the Southampton Boat Show from September 14-22.
(Photo: Balpha Mast)
Stuart Balfour, the inventor and Managing Director, has been in close collaboration with Ceilidh Composite Technologies to produce the carbon fibre system in Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands. The design – which makes lowering and raising a mast when underway easy – is now finalised and granted the UK and US patents.
In order to experience the benefits of the mast system, Balfour recently sailed the Balpha Global (fitted with the system) crossing the river Thames and passed under 29 bridges including the famous Tower Bridge.