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CT33S S-Glass/Carbon Battens
Full-length battens for yachts 50ft and over (offshore sailing)
   

CT33S battens were designed to meet the demands of the extreme environments encountered during offshore and round-the-world racing. Based on the CT33 range, CT33S battens are manufactured from prepreg s-glass and prepreg carbon fibre.

 

The blend of s-glass and carbon allows softer battens to be produced with high compression strength. A CT33S batten offers even more durability than a pure carbon batten as it can withstand tighter curvatures without failing. CT33S battens are heavier than CT33 battens, as a greater amount of s-glass has to be added to achieve the same stiffness as carbon.

A combination of CT33 and CT33S battens can be used to create the ideal batten set for inshore-offshore use. Using CT33S for the top 2-3 battens provides added durability; pure carbon CT33 battens can be used for the longer, stiffer battens in set.

IMOCA Open 60 Artemis with CT33S battens and ACLR receptacle
CT33S battens on Open 60 Artemis (with ACLR)

 Yacht Size Range

  • Monohulls: 50 ft and upwards

 Types of Yachts using CT33S S-Glass/Carbon Battens

  • IMOCA Open 50's, Open 60's
  • Volvo Round-the-World racers
  • Super-maxis
  • Offshore cruiser-racers of all sizes

 Key Features

  • S-Glass / Carbon battens are suitable for offshore racing
  • Approx. 50-50 s-glass / carbon at luff, blending to pure carbon at leech
  • Better for shock-loading and more tolerant of tighter curves
  • Can be manufactured in full length or leech battens
  • Heavier, more expensive option than pure carbon for the same stiffness
  • Flat rectangular luff-end, can be built up to any thickness during manufacturing
  • Luff can be converted to a round end during manufacturing
    Round luff end sizes: 22mm to 36mm
  • Draft can be tailored to suit sail
  • Can be manufactured to any length with joins (internal and external) provided, pre-fitted in factory (to be glued in place on arrival)
    - battens 8.3m to 16.4m long will have a join at 8.2m
  • Batten sectional size varies due to mandrel, taper and laminate thickness
    - specific sizes are available on request

 Technical Information

Click here for Technical Information: dimensions, weight and stiffness for CT33S carbon fibre sail battens.

 Compatible C-T SailHardware

Click here for C-T Sailhardware to suit CT33S battens.

 
 
 
  NEWS AND INFO
PURCHASE ORDERS
To order battens and hardware, download a blank purchase order...for more info click here
VOLVO OCEAN RACE
All entrants in the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race used C-T Sailbattens...for more click here
MAX. BATTEN LENGTH
Battens over 8.2m are supplied with joins. For full details on joining battens click here