Marine

Marine Tubing

If you are seeking carbon or glass fibre tubing for a marine application we will have an existing specification for your job or will be able to supply a custom design. Despite having several thousand specifications on our files, new designs are regularly required to provide the exact size and physical properties for a specific end use. Our sophisticated computer design programmes, extensive tooling and raw material selection, skilled staff and positive attitude ensure that new inquiries are quickly and competitively turned into finished products.

If your marine tubing requirement is not covered in the information on our site, please detail your needs on our Custom Design form or contact us for more information, design assistance, or a prompt quotation.

Mast Tubes

From 45mm to 95mm inside diameter, Kilwell manufactured mast tubes are in use on a multitude of class and one-off design dinghies and small keelboats. Our maximum tube length is 5200mm so most masts are made in two or three lengths, joined with offset spigots between parallel base and tapered tip sections to give a straight side for sail track mounting. A variety of carbon fibre and fibreglass mast track tubes are also available.

Here is just a small selection of the classes we build for:

  • Olympic Classes: 49ER Skiff, Elliot 6 Women's Match Racing
  • Development Classes: International Moth, 14ft Skiff, 18ft Skiff
  • Other Classes: P Class, 29ER, 29ERXX, Flying Dutchman

Please detail your needs on our Custom Design form or contact us for more information, design assistance, or a prompt quotation.

Many of our specifications are proprietary, having been developed in partnership with leading international spar makers. We are able to arrange the supply of fully rigged masts through these associations. Existing one-design classes contemplating a change to composite masts, new class designers, or builders of one-off designs will all benefit from our combination of in-house expertise and international contacts that we can provide.

Boom Tubes

Round section booms are produced up to 125mm inside diameter, usually with extra carbon designed into the top and bottom of the tubes to carry the uni-directional bending loads. We also have a number of Oval mandrels for more efficient Boom specifications.

Please detail your needs on our Custom Design form or contact us for more information, design assistance, or a prompt quotation.

Spinnaker Poles, Prods & Sleeves

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Many Spinnaker Poles are produced on parallel mandrels from 30mm to 135mm diameter and up to five meters long, We have a number of special mandrels that are tapered for part of their length, allowing Spinnaker Poles to be made in two sections, joined with an internal spigot tube to produce poles that are tapered at each end. These look very smart, they are lighter than parallel poles and the smaller end diameters make it easier to attach end fittings.

Prods are supplied in the same size range and are often made on the mandrels with tapered ends described above. Matching launch tubes can be supplied if required, making installation fast and simple.

Please detail your needs on our Custom Design form or contact us for more information, design assistance, or a prompt quotation.

Some of our spinnaker pole specifications are proprietary, having been developed in partnership with leading international spar makers. We are able to arrange the supply of fully rigged poles through these associations, but new inquiries from one-design classes contemplating the use of composite spars, or builders of one-off designs are welcome and will benefit from the combination of in-house expertise and manufacturing experience that we can provide.

Other Marine Tubing

If you are seeking carbon or glass fibre tubing for a marine application we will have an existing size for your job or will be able to supply a custom design. Despite having several thousand specifications on our files, new designs are regularly required to provide the exact size and physical properties for a specific end use. Our sophisticated computer design programmes, extensive selection of tooling and raw materials, skilled staff and positive attitude ensure that new inquiries are quickly and competitively turned into finished products.

Some of the specific general marine tube types we make are listed below:

  • Stern Tubes
  • Compression Tubes
  • Mast Tracks
  • Rudder Stocks
  • Stanchions
  • Toe Rails
  • Cable Ducts
  • Bunk Rails
  • Tillers
  • Tiller Extensions
  • Radar Posts
  • Bimini Poles

More Technical Information

If your marine tubing requirement is not covered in the information on our site, please detail your needs on our Custom Design form or contact us for more information, design assistance, or a prompt quotation.

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