In 2004, Tartan established another industry first. Our complete line is equipped with carbon-fiber masts as standard equipment. Through our in house spar division, we have developed carbon-fiber masts specifically engineered for each of our models. Our patented process utilizes internal and external air bladders, female molds, high modulus carbon pre-preg laminates, and a 260 degree autoclave reaching pressures up to 120 psi, Tartan masts boast a seamless structure, an integral luff groove, and contiguous fibers from top to bottom.
Why go carbon? Carbon fiber exhibits a tensile strength greater than that of steel. As a result, our Tartan carbon masts have a substantially greater section modulus than their aluminum counterparts. This superior strength means greater safety at sea.