30er Jollenkreuzer on the Elbe gets carbon shrouds
M2 in Brandenburg an der Havel with easily adjustable rigging
New Solling gets CUL technology.
New lightweight carbon rig for restored Milan 40 at Bodensee
Halberg Rassy 35 Rassmus with setting and laying device.
Conversion rigging to carbon shrouds.
Schneller Halbtonner from the 1980s gets tuning with CUL-technology
Streamline with a fresh design.
Booms in variations.
A colorful 2020! Carbon but with design according to customer requirements.
CUL masts at the Interboot fair in September 2019.
New sling fittings for wire, rod or synthetic shrouds.
CUL masts at the Austrian Boat Show in Tulln.
New informative product catalog.
The first masts are delivered from the new production facility in Weilheim.
The first parts from the new production facility are completed.
New CUL masts exhibition and meeting room set up.
Continuation of CUL masts, now in southern Germany with large production facility. Delivery of the first products from the new production facility in Bavaria begins.
Preparation for the handover of the CUL masts to Christoph Müller and team.
Boom and downhaul fittings are improved based on our own ideas.
The unique CUL-Power-Kicker is widely recognized in sports and professional circles.
The new 200er mast shape completes the range.
Carbon roller boxes and forestay holders replaced the previous stainless steel or aluminum fittings.
New Sailings fittings provide users with further advantages.
New spinnaker booms with long, elegant, tapered ends and Kevlar reinforcements are coming to market.
The first CUL mast homepage is launched and national distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland begins.
Change of the Sailings molds. These are now also produced from one piece with the new mold technology.
Stracke's masts always attracted attention through outstanding sporting success. After winning the Travemünder Woche and the Ostseecup with one of his products, interest increased significantly and more and more masts, mainbooms and spinnaker trees were used in the Lübeck area and on the surrounding lakes.
In the same year, the first trade show appearance under the new name CUL-Masten (Carbon Ultra Light Masten) at the Hanseboot in Hamburg was impressive.
Due to the extremely satisfactory results of the first masts, this new technique was further optimized. The production of three more mast shapes as well as molds for spinnaker trees was henceforth carried out on the basis of the recently developed mold technology. The production of masts and trees was now continued at a higher level.
Further development of mold technology: Based on the experience gained from production with the negative mold, production on the basis of a positive mold with an integrated groove proved to be much more advanced, and so the company switched completely to the improved design.
After a long planning phase, the first model was created. The mold was made from two half shells. After several improvements, the first prototype was created. By the way, this mast passed the test of time and sails continuously for over 20 years until today.
When the idea of constructing carbon fiber masts was born, the material carbon was not yet widely used and initially found less acceptance than it does today. The fascination of using this modern material for a light and easily trimmable rig was decisive for Sepp Stracke to build his own prototype.