C Spar was set up in 1996 to supply composite tubing to the marine industry. The company has been owned and operated by Matthew Smith who has an extensive background of sailing, from dinghy classes, Whitbred Races and America,s Cups.
In 2005 the C Spar range was taken over by Southern Spars and Matthew was involved in setting up their spar facility in Sri Lanka that produces carbon production spars for the 49er, Elliot 6M, VX sports boat, and the J70.
In 2012 Matthew has re-established C Spar as a standalone company operating out of Whangarei, NZ and broadened the company’s services to include big boat spar servicing and rigging.
C Spar, Spars and Rigging operates out of Unit 3, Dockland 5, 211 Port Road, Whangarei, New Zealand (PH 09 438 1556) and offers:
Standing Rigging – swaging capability 2 to 16mm
Running Rigging – Supplier Fineline cordage, full splicing service
Furler supply and instillation
Keel Boat Spar servicing – Documented rig checks, Mast step/un-step, Rig tunes, Work berth facilty, Spar storage, Off season rig valet