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Who we are

Sparcraft Masts in South Africa has a history that goes back three decades. With over thirty years’ experience in mast manufacturing, Sparcraft Masts is the industry’s manufacturer of yacht masts and spars in Southern Africa.

Sparcraft Masts designs and manufactures custom and production catamaran and monohull aluminium rig packages – masts, spars, crossbeams and longerons. We have a well-equipped rigging department that produces wire, rod and composite standing rigging as well as slicing and supplying  running rigging. Sparcraft Masts also supplies and fits Profurl and Facnor headsail furlers, as well as in-boom furlers, We manufacture custom steering systems, hardware and components. The company also refurbishes carbon and aluminium rigs up to 40 m. This includes new rigging, welding services, and CNC cutting. Sparcraft Masts has a machine shop and a climate-controlled spray booth.

The team at Sparcraft Masts have extensive experience in rig manufacturing – many of the key team members have been working together for over twenty years. With extensive experience as sailors and in rigging, the team have a wealth of invaluable practical experience and expertise to provide.

Sparcraft Masts is based in Montague Gardens in Cape Town and is conveniently located to be close to both the boat builders and the port and yacht marinas. Sparcraft masts has 2,000 square metres of covered factory floor space, which houses state-of-the-art fabrication, rigging, fit-out, machine shop and the painting department.


Our Team

Chris James

Chris is an experienced sailor, having sailed many nautical miles inshore and offshore over the years. He has a wealth of rigging experience, having owned Yacht Masts & Rigging since…

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Ian MacRobert

He has 18 years of experience in the mast manufacturing game. His career in mast building began at Sparcraft in 2001 setting up and running the Quality Assurance Programme that is still in place today.
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Steven Fisher

Steven Fisher, Sparcraft Masts’ Production Manager, has been in the mast building game for 32 years, having also started his career at Bellamy Masts. He has an amazing skill set…

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Yvette Miller

Yvette Miller is the stalwart of the company. Yvette was also a member of Bellamy Masts crew back in 1988. She was lured back into the Sparcraft team to manage…

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Kevin Foreman

Kevin Foreman plays an important role in the team, looking after Quality Assurance and functionality of the commissioned and dispatched products. He handles the procurement of hardware and stock. He…

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Tich Mitchell

Tich Mitchell has been in the mast building business for 38 years. He left the submarine service to join Bellamy Masts in 1981 and there began his ongoing passion for…

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