The 45 metre superyacht Salperton, IV returned to Palma to have new Doyle Stratis highperformance sails fitted.
It was a very tight schedule to complete the design and production for the project, with the order only placed in July 2011, however results exceeded expectations.
Following the sail trials, Doyle Palma Director, Quinten Houry said “The mainsail fits perfectly and looks and feels really fast. The Genoa’s have a great shape and will boost performance. The Stratis production system enables us to produce a quality performance sail that we expect to last longer than alternatives”.
Doyle were also very pleased with the success of the innovative furling batten system, a joint development between themselves and Southern Spars, which works perfectly. Small track cars are installed on the luff and these are able to furl around the boom, allowing the sail to be stowed, but sill allowing for low friction cars on the mainsail luff.
The new sail programme comprised of mainsail, reacher, jib and purpose built racing blade genoa. This blade genoa was fitted with C-tech air battens. These feature high pressure tubing along the leech. When connected to an air supply the batten pockets are pressurised. This system enables fast sail changes without having to install, remove or store long battens.
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