Please select your home edition
Edition
Lancer Inflatables - BJ

Navtec chosen by all three Vendee Globe podium finishers

by Ben Kay on 31 Jan 2013
. .
The Vendée Globe is unquestionably one of the most difficult races on sailors and equipment. The non-stop single-handed around the world race takes the best of both just to finish, let alone reach the podium.

Navtec, the rigging division of Lewmar, was chosen by all three podium finishers to supply their fibre rigging solutions. Navtec worked closely with the mast makers and technical teams of Macif, Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss to customise a rigging package that would be light-weight, low windage and reliable enough to power them through the Doldrums, as well as the gruelling Southern Ocean.

Navtec supplied each boat with its proven Z-System and Bi-conic PBO rigging, which Navtec pioneered in the highly technical and cutting-edge fibre rigging market.

Congratulations from the entire Navtec and Lewmar teams to François Gabart, Armel Le Cléac’ h and Alex Thomson for their outstanding accomplishments in this edition of the Vendée Globe.

Contact Navtec for all your fibre rigging needs and with our help develop the best package to power your project to the podium.
Hella Marine - July 2016Guy Nowell - Red 660Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Jeremy Usher new General Manager of Lewmar Glazing Solutions Business
Lewmar has appointed Jeremy Usher to the position of General Manager of its 'Glazing Solutions Business'. Lewmar is happy to announce the appointment of Jeremy Usher to the position General Manager of its 'Glazing Solutions Business' based in Havant Hampshire, UK. Jeremy is a respected and seasoned individual with extensive Marine Glazing experience and knowledge which will have a significant positive impact on growth and development in this area.
Posted on 11 Jun 2014
Lewmar sells Navtec in private deal with Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc
Lewmar has sold Navtec in a private deal with Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc. Lewmar has sold Navtec in a private deal with Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc. The sale is inclusive of both the US operation and Navtec Süd, a smaller manufacturing and service centre based in France. Allen Goddu, owner of Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc, is also President of Impact Alloys, who are a long-term supplier of raw materials to Navtec.
Posted on 2 Apr 2013
Sailing Stuff to represent Lewmar in India
Lewmar is happy to announce that it has selected Sailing Stuff to represent itself in India. Lewmar is happy to announce that it has selected Sailing Stuff to represent itself in India; the first distributor within this expanding territory. Sailing Stuff was founded in 2009 and has since taken on a number of high profile marine brands, covering sails, spars, composites and clothing.
Posted on 8 Feb 2013
DTX Anchor range now available from Lewmar
The new DTX® anchor narrows the gap between Lewmar's existing galvanised and stainless anchors. The new DTX® anchor narrows the gap between Lewmar's existing galvanised and stainless anchors, allowing boat owners and builders to specify a stainless steel anchor for a significantly reduced outlay. Made from 316 stainless steel, the DTX® anchors feature exceptional anti-corrosion performance along with the enhanced aesthetics that stainless anchors offer.
Posted on 15 Jan 2013
Icom, official radio communication technical partner to Vendée Globe
Icom has hammered a deal with Vendee Globe to become its official radio communication partner of the prestigious race Icom UK are really pleased to let you know that the Icom family, through its distributor Icom France, is Official Technical Partner to this prestigious round-the-world single-handed yacht race. Icom France was chosen to be the events Official Radio Communication technical partner in 2008 by the Vendée Globe organisation.
Posted on 19 Dec 2012
Lewmar now distributing own-brand versions of AutoAnchor catalogue
Lewmar is delighted to announce that it is now distributing own-brand versions of the full AutoAnchor product catalogue. Lewmar is delighted to announce that it is now distributing own-brand versions of the full AutoAnchor product catalogue. Ranging from a basic panel-mounted chain counter to a full multi-station capable wireless control, all Lewmar AutoAnchor units come with full plug 'n' play wiring, making the fitting process much simpler and eliminating any chance of incorrectly connecting the power or sensor.
Posted on 30 Nov 2012
Lewmar to launch innovative app ahead of METS
Lewmar has utilised cutting-edge augmented reality technology to allow its products to be viewed like never before. A first for any marine equipment supplier, Lewmar has utilised cutting-edge augmented reality technology to allow its products to be viewed like never before. As visitors walk around stand 11.101 at METS next week, special markers will be located near ten key products.
Posted on 10 Nov 2012
Lewmar to sponsor Hamble One Design Championships
Lewmar is ecstatic to announce its sponsorship of the 2012 Lewmar Hamble One Design Championships. Lewmar is ecstatic to announce its sponsorship of the 2012 Lewmar Hamble One Design Championships. This represents an expanding of Lewmar's commitment to UK competitive sailing, having been a long term supporter of the Hamble Winter Series as a day sponsor.
Posted on 10 Oct 2012
Lewmar names BLA as exclusive distributor in Australia
Lewmar has today named BLA as the new exclusive distributor in Australia. BLA was established in 1974 in Brisbane. Lewmar has today named BLA as the new exclusive distributor in Australia. BLA was established in 1974 in Brisbane and has become the leading distributor in the territory. The headquarters, still in Brisbane, boasts 12,000m2 of warehousing space and regional facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offer further localised warehousing and support staff resources.
Posted on 4 Sep 2012
Volvo Ocean Race - Refusing to blink in the face of pressure
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Ken Read's Puma Ocean Racing have just a few hours to go to the finish line In the Volvo Ocean Race, Ken Read's Puma Ocean Racing have just a few hours to go to the finish line and are refusing to blink in the Leg 4 face off for second place against Iker Martinez's Team Telefonica and Chris Nicholson's Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand.
Posted on 11 Mar 2012