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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.

Mathew’s sailing and rigging background included these iconic New Zealand yachts.

C Spar developed a range of carbon fibre dingy masts in the 1990’s that were world leading and utilized by Super Spars UK to set up their range of carbon dinghy spars. C Spar also developed an extensive range of composite tubing for general purpose use, carbon spin poles, composite stanchions and composite sail battens.

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

Composite stanchions

Carbon fibre sparsspinnaker poles

Keel Boat Spar servicing – Documented rig checks, Mast step/un-step, Rig tunes, Work berth facilty, Spar storage, Off season rig valet