A Sail Gets Bigger - So Do the Solutions
Obviously the larger the sail, the heavier it gets. However the membrane sail will be around 15-20% lighter than the equivalent conventional panel sail, with greatly improved stretch resistance and shape retention.Headboards and fittings have come in for some serious rethinking as well with new shapes and materials combining strength, lightness and durability.
Quantum Special Projects GroupQuantum is committed to designing and producing world class cruising sails. A large cruising yacht’s specialized needs requires a greater collaboration between sailmaker, boat designer, rig manufacturer, boat builder, project manager and owner. A high level of engineering is required since almost everything is custom. To support the needs of this market, QSDG has created an in-house group drawing on resources from around the world, which is focused on developing sails and systems for large custom yachts. Engineers, designers, sailmakers, and sailors, their specialized skills, technical know-how, and extensive experience are available during every phase of the project, and they are there to insure the highest levels of service and support after the sails have been installed and successfully tested. With facilities in Palma, Newport, St. Maarten, Auckland, Capetown, and virtually anywhere large cruising yachts sail, the team stands ready to put its collective experience to work to take care of the needs of the superyacht sailor.