The Made Type S furling boom is the best furling boom for your 42+ ft yacht or your superyacht.
The Made Type S is based on the proven open front concept. This concept ensures that the sail will furl as close to the mast as possible. As a result only a small track mast ramp is required resulting in a very smooth furling operation.
The boom has a tapered seamless body which is spay painted. Therefore it offers a superb appereance on any yacht.
What size do I need?
The right sizing of your furling boom depends on the P size (luff lenght) and E size (sail foot lenght). Our standard sizes cover most common yachts. However, for instance a multi hull has typically a bigger E size and a relatively small P size. So if in doubt please contact your local dealer.
Boat lenght, from 42ft up to 82ft (appr.)
Type S 18-6, P max. 18mtr E max. 6mtr (appr.)
Type S 21-7, P max. 21mtr E max. 7 mtr (appr.)
Type S custom, max. E 13,5 mtr, please enquire
Boom mandrel drive, manual, electric, hydraulic
High tech bonded shell
The body shell of the Type S is made of 5083 grade aluminum precision bended sheets which are epoxy bonded. As a result it forms a very rigid boom. After bonding the boom is cured in an oven to enable the epoxy so it hardens completely. Using this method avoids deformation of the boom shell due to heat caused by excessive welding. Even more importantly corrossion is minimized. Front and aft ends are CNC milled to ensure a perfect fit. Both front and aft ends are TIG welded to the body shell.
More than perfect finish
When you have a more then perfect yacht you need a more then perfect furling boom finish. So this is why we paint our Made Type S furling booms with an Awl Grip System. In any colour you want and matching the hull or mast of your yacht.
Making the perfect sail for your furling boom
Any system is as good as the sum of its components. So when the sails doesn’t suit the furling boom it will not work at all. Therefore we supply for any Made furling boom system clear sailmakers instructions. As a result this guarantees that the sail rolls around the mandrel as intended. So whether you buy your sail at your local sailmaker or order a sail at Made it will work as intended
Manual, electric or hydraulic drive?
Every furling boom needs a drive unit to furl the sail around the mandrel. Made offers three drive configuration, each with its own benefits.
Maybe manual is a bit of a misleading term. But it means that the mandrel is connected to drum in front of the mast with an axle. From the drum a retrieval line leads towards a winch, in most cases and preferably an electric driven winch. While furling both the halyard as wel as the retrieval line must be trim to ensure a proper furling.
The electric drive unit that Made uses is integrated into the mandrel on the front side and therefore is a very elegant solution. The electrical unit is a custom Made solution for our Type S system that combines the ingenuity of an in-mandrel drive and our open front end furler boom concept. The electrical system comes with a bespoke PLC which is relatively easy to install. Furthermore a big advantage of this drive is integrated brake that prevents the sail from dropping down while furling.
The hydraulic drive is an excellent drive solution, but maily suitable for bigger booms. When installed it is bulletproof and very reliable. Especially when a hydraulic system is available or planned this drive is a serious and cost effective solution. The hydraulic drive is built in aft side of the boom.
aluminum epoxy bonded body
CNC milled billet aluminum boom ends
open front end
heavy duty through-mast-axle on bearings
integrated sail cover
carbon mandrel (option)
in mandrel electric drive (option)
aft boom hydraulic drive (option)
integrated led lights 12 or 24 V (option)
Awl Grip paint finish in every possible colour
Made boom vang
Ideally a furling boom has a boom vang. It has several functions but the main function is to control your furling boom during heavy seas while furling. The boom vang dampens the movement of your boom and therefore keeps the boom in the correct position reletaive to the sail battens.
Another important function of the vang is setting the correct boom angle. The boom angle should be 87 degrees relatively to the mast and this is critical. Although this postion can also be achieved by adjusting the topping lift, it is far more convenient to use a vang.
While there are many boom vangs or rod kickers on the market, there are only a few that can cope with the higher loads of a furling boom. Because, let’s face it, furling booms are slightly heavier than normal booms. So, where most vangs have a maximum spring load of 500kg our vang spring load starts at 650kg.