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International Windship Association | April 24, 2024

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Southern Spars – IWSA Full Member

Southern Spars – IWSA Full Member


Southern Spars specialises in the design and manufacturing of carbon fibre spars and components. Benefiting from unique in-house design and engineering tools we have a powerful modelling capability. Our company is the only spars manufacturer with a fully integrated design software suite including a CFD tool and non-linear FEA software used in the design of all elements of the sailing systems (e.g. sails, rig, rigging). Our manufacturing methodology and quality meet Aerospace standard. Our experiences in yachting (America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Superyachts) combined with aerospace and industrial projects have formed our DNA. As the industry pioneer, we pursue a passion for delivering state of the art spars, rigging, components and service to our customers. Southern Spars is part of the North Technology Group of companies including North Sails, Future Fibres, Hall Spars and North Kiteboarding.

Southern Spars has merged with a team of professionals to create DynaRig by Southern Spars. Alongside the conventional sailing systems and components, we now offer a proven and easy to handle sailing system. The DynaRig addresses both the pleasure and the commercial sectors seeking for new sail propulsion systems.

Our expertise in sail technologies can be employed in new areas of which commercial shipping is becoming more and more important. We have been working with various actors on our current product but also support new ones using our in-house design and manufacturing capabilities.

The DynaRig concept has proven itself as an effective alternative to conventional rigs for superyacht owners who are looking to reduce crew numbers and optimize sailing time. To date, the DynaRig system has been installed on two superyachts, the Maltese Falcon and Black Pearl, with the team also behind the largest freestanding rig in the world on the Sailing Yacht A.

Southern Spars has now partnered with Magma Structures to further develop the next generation of innovative rig solution, with the aim of making the efficient, safe, and high-performance rig more accessible. With enhanced design capability, the experience of Magma Structures, and the composite manufacturing expertise of Southern Spars, DynaRig by Southern Spars will now bring the proven concept to the commercial shipping sector.


IWSA Full Member
AddressSouthern Spars Ltd. Fareham Business Park
6-7 Lederle Lane
Gosport PO13 0LF
United Kingdom
Tel+44 77 95 47 80 92