- BAR Rigging new division of BAR Technologies
- In house testing facilities including ISO compliant 100t destructive tensile test bed with over 13m useful span
- Focus on sustainable operations and minimising waste
BAR Technologies is excited to announce the launch of BAR Rigging to focus on offering high performance cutting-edge rigging techniques, materials and practices in the marine industry including grand prix racing campaigns, dinghy classes, cruisers and the super yacht market.
BAR Rigging is led by Chris Noble, a member of Land Rover BAR’s shore and operations team during the British Challenger’s first America’s Cup campaign. BAR Rigging will apply the same design tools, manufacturing processes and product knowledge developed through the team’s America’s Cup Challenge to deliver a high standard in quality, reliability and performance not yet seen within the textile rigging market.
BAR Rigging will also combine stand out customer service with long term sustainable business goals in the marine and technical industry. Effective, highly optimised design tools and manufacturing processes mean less waste, and greater efficiency, ensuring a highly competitive price for product made with the very highest levels of precision and detailing.
Based at the purpose-built Land Rover BAR headquarters in Old Portsmouth, BAR Rigging’s in-house testing facilities and partnerships with the market leaders in rope and hardware manufacture mean that they can offer the very latest developments to clients well before competitors; meaning significantly cost-effective performance gains and the inside track on the latest technology and developments.
On site facilities also include a 100T capacity ISO compliant destructive tensile testing machine, capable of running not only destructive testing but static and cyclic testing for a period up to 72 hours. Additionally, BAR Rigging is well positioned to offer mast stepping and unstepping both onsite and remotely by means of our 90t mobile crane and commercially qualified staff.
“We felt there was an opportunity for a new level of service within the textile rigging market. Within the America’s Cup environment, technologies are typically kept ‘behind closed doors’ and we feel a responsibility to ensure that some of these learnings and unique products trickle down and are offered out, which helps the wider sport to move forward.
Alongside, our commitment to sustainability has led to products designed with a significantly increased life span that we feel may have a real impact on the cruising sector.” Chris Noble, BAR Rigging Manager.
Martin Whitmarsh, CEO of BAR Technologies on the BAR Rigging services, “We recognised that through all the experience the team has gained, alongside the learnings and developments from the 35th America’s Cup, we have something really special to offer out to the wider marine industry.
“With sole retail rights to certain technical developments, this allows us to offer our clients the inside track on the latest technology and innovations, as-well as genuine and affordable performance gains.”