Karver Sailing Equipment
Since Karver's inception 10 years ago, innovation has always been at the heart of the company, leading to 15 patents. Developed on the most prestigious racing boats, Karver's concepts have been adapted to bring ground breaking technologies to every sailor. Karver's after sales service, supported by their distributor network in more than 32 countries allow they to provide technical assistance in 72 hours maximum. Continued research in 2014 will allow: more simplicity, greater reliability and reduced weight. Stay up to date regarding Karver's future products by browsing our website.
Karver KBO Double and Triple Lashing Blocks
The furler is a light and removable system to quickly launch the foresails on your sailboat. The furler sail is easier to handle, and can be readily stored below out of the way. The same furler can usually be used for several sail: gennakers, stormsails, staysails, etc and more recently on spinnakers. Karver furlers are quick fit mechanism to connect the cable to the furler swivel and drum. The furler drum is provided with a snap shackle up to and including KF5. Karver furler range low friction bearings have been specifically designed for our furlers with high tech materials. Karver invented the concept where the endless line is installed within seconds and stays secured on the drum. The mechanism is reliable and installed with a fuse. If the maximum load is exceeded, the mechanism unlocks automatically. The drum then works like a traditional continuous line furler.
Karver Spinnaker Furlers
Unlike traditional code sail furling, spinnaker furling starts from the top of the sail. The tack swivel on KSF furler makes sure the furling is safe and does not damage the spinnaker. Available for boats from 20 foot cruisers up to superyachts, KSF furlers have a unique drum locking mechanism operated from the cockpit to make the process even easier.
Karver Structural Furlers
Installed for 10 years on ocean racing yachts. KFx structural furlers are the perfect balance of performance and safety.
Installed with a structural anti-torsion stay, it replaces a traditional forestay or inner stay. With the KFx furlers, get aerodynamism of a hanked on sail with the comfort of furling. Full range of furlers suited to every boat from a sports boat to a maxi.
Karver Furling- Locks Swivel
Halyard stretch is a major factor in the loss of performance in upwind sails. The KFH eliminates stretch and creep ensuring your halyard is at perfect hoist everytime and also reduces mast compression. The KFH combines a lock and a swivel to be used with a furling drum.
Karver blocks are safety, low friction, great designd and universal. Karver rope lashing blocks are far safer than traditional blocks, they are high working load and low friction ratio( titanium and cermic roller bearings). Karver blocks are the lightest and most efficient on the market. Karver block design has been simplified to the max to be used by everybody from the hard core racer to theweekend cruiser. Karver now offers the widest range of lashing blocks for boats from 2 to 70 meters.
The KBO range is available in double and triple blocks with rope shackle attachments up to the KBO8 The use of soft attachments avoids metallic connections between blocks and allows for impressive weight savings.
Purchase systems efficiency is achieved through low friction ball and roller bearings.
Attachment through the centre still prevents the line from becoming disconnected from the lashing line should the block fail under extreme load. Driven by a common passion for sailing, a team of engineers and naval architects associated with manufacturers have created Karver Systems. Seven years later, Karver has been improving sailboat performance at both Grand Prix and recreational levels outfitting every day sailors from Optimists to Superyachts. Located in Honfleur (Normandy, France), the company earned its credits supplying Code sail furlers, locking systems and lashing blocks to round the world solo racers, Volvo VOR70 teams, ORMA Trimaran in addition to America’s Cup Syndicates. Within a few years, Karver has been involved in many sailing victories including the 33rd America’s Cup, 2008 Volvo Ocean Race, IMOCA 60 Barcelona World Race 2011, and several Mini Transat. In 2009, the Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V sets a new Atlantic Sailing Record in 3 days, 15 hours, 25 mn and 48 second at average speed of 32.94 knots, with Karver solutions onboard. Throughout the years, Karver applied its experience gained in supplying racing gear to Superyacht and cruising boats making sailing safer and easier.
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