Press Releases

Press Releases - 2014

New Carbon Filter Leisure Furl Boom Download and View PDF (120 KB)

EZ Grip Spinnaker Pole Download and View PDF (91 KB)

New Quik Davit System Download and View PDF (117 KB)

New Model Nova Davit Download and View PDF (114 KB)

New Articulating Multihull Sprit Kit Download and View PDF (505 KB)


Press Releases - 2013

Forespar Founder, Bob Foresman, Passes Away Download and View PDF (113 KB)

Marelon® T-150 Raw Water Strainer Offers Flexible Installation Download and View PDF (253.87 KB)

Marelon Clear View Hose Connectors See System Download and View PDF (107 KB)


Press Releases - 2012

MareLube Reach Download and View PDF (109 KB)

MareLube TEF45 Maximum PTFE Lubricant Download and View PDF (111 KB)

ReFresh Naturally Non-Toxic Marine Cleaners & Deodorizers Download and View PDF (238 KB)

New Adjustable Length Pole Offers Affordable Downwind Control Options Download and View PDF (136 KB)

Naturally Healthy Air Using Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil Download and View PDF (129 KB)

Self-Sealing Safe-T-Drain Plug Prevents Accidental Flooding Download and View PDF (136 KB)


Press Releases - 2011

New Leisure Furl Feature Streamlines and Adds Strength Download and View PDF (336 KB)

MareLube Synthetic Lubricants Download and View PDF (141 KB)

Marelube Marine Lubricant For Marine Valves and Parts Download and View PDF (135 KB)

Wheel Mounted Steering Control Arm Download and View PDF (141KB)


Press Releases - 2010

TruPlug Show Release Download and View PDF (46KB)


Press Releases - 2009

TruPlug Release Download and View PDF (47KB)
Double Tapered Carbon Fiber Poles Download and View PDF (60KB)
Hand-Crafted One Piece Poles are Lighter & Stronger

Nova-EZ Board Download and View PDF (55KB)
Swim Platform Handrail - Removable Rail Offers a Sturdy Grip to Anyone Boarding

Roll-X® Flopper Stopper Kits Download and View PDF (118KB)
Sturdy Kit Stabilizes Moored or Anchored Boats


Press Releases - 2008

Flush Out Release Download and View PDF (96KB)

Multi-Hull Sprit Download and View PDF (135KB)

Carbon Fiber Leisure Furl Boom Download and View PDF (128KB)

Banana Sprit Brochure Download and View PDF

Nova Davit Download and View PDF (125KB)


Press Release 2007

Lancote bottle Download and View PDF (90KB)

Smart Valve ROV Download and View PDF (104KB)

Lesiure Furl Gybe Control Download and View PDF (45KB)

New Lanocote® Dispenser Spray Download and View PDF (90KB)

Lanocote® available in a refillable compressed air bottle/sprayer Download and View PDF (110KB)


Press Releases - 2006

EZ Grip Spinnaker Pole Download and View PDF (168KB)


Press Releases - 2005

Smart Valve - Integrated plumbing system for boat builders Download and View PDF (67KB)

Big stick carbon tiller extensions Download and View PDF (425KB)

California Carbonwood poles Download and View PDF (139KB)

Airport noise poles Download and View PDF (146KB)


Press Releases -2004

Ultra Ends Download and View PDF (113KB)

Sail Saver Download and View PDF (55KB)

Pole Ends Download and View PDF (201KB)


Press Releases - 2003

Marelon® tailpiece Download and View PDF (194KB)

Nova Lift with winch Download and View PDF (34KB)


Company News


2000, 2001


April 2001 - Bruce Schwab's Open 60 Christening

Bruce Schwab's Open 60 (designed by Tom Wylie) will be christened at the Pacific Sail Expo on April 17th. Among the sponsors for this exciting boat will be Forespar Products Corporation. We have provided a considerable number of high-tech carbon fiber composite products from stem to stern and down below.


Bruce's first major outing is scheduled to be the EDS Atlantic Challenge.


December 2000 - DAME Award for Leisure Furl

The recent METS Marine and Trade Exhibit in Amsterdam saw the presentation of "Honorable Mention for Design" awarded to the Leisure Furl in-boom furling system. METS is the world's predominant marine trade show and the DAME Award is a very prestigious acknowledgement of Leisure Furl's overall excellence.


The product review panel includes top industry personalities and yacht designers. Leisure Furl continues to impress the sailing industry as well as sailors. Leisure Furl is manufactured in the world yachting centers and distributed worldwide.


K.Z. Marine - Auckland, NZ

Forespar Products - California, USA

Romar Marine - Holland, EU


November 2000 - NAUQUIP Wins Export Award

At this year's METS Marine Trade Show in Amsterdam, Forespar awarded its 2000 Export Agency of the Year Award. Nauquip, based in the U.K. increased its sales of Forespar sailing products by the highest percentage of all Forespar's overseas distributors.


David Harrison of Nauquip pointed out that Forespar products are particularly excellent for meeting the design and quality needs of today's sailors.


October 2000 - Transatlantic with an AeroRig

In November 2000 Alan Massey, Forespar's spar division sales manager, will be sailing transatlantic aboard Bill Schnitker's new Sparkman & Stephens 65' with hydraulic furling AeroRig. The boat is nearing completion at the excellent CNB yard in France. The small crew will include Alan's wife Sandy, who in addition to being an experience ocean sailor, is a terrific cook!


September 2000 - Carbon Fiber Spars

When it comes to aluminum or carbon fiber spars for cruising boats, Forespar exceeds with top notch engineering, workmanship and finish. If you have a project planned or nearing completion, give us a call. Generally speaking our work covers boats from 40' LOA to 75' LOA.


Recent projects include Steve Wood's Tayana 70' with Leisure Furl and 67' Ketch with a pair of Leisure Furl booms.


August 2000 - Carbon Fiber Poles

Carbon fiber spinnaker poles and whisker poles from Forespar have been a hot item the last several seasons. Not only do they make sense for the racing market, but cruisers have seen the great benefits of light, strong, easy to handle poles. Foredeck work aboard shorthanded cruising yachts really becomes manageable when the weight of the poles is cut in half!


Don't forget, your asymmetrical spinnaker will be a much more versatile sail if you use a light weight carbon pole for those deeper downwind angles. Forespar can provide carbon poles from 2" OD up to 10" OD.


February 2000 - The "Mini Galley" Returns:

The year 2000 marks the return to the market place of our tremendously popular "Mini Galley" single burner, gimbled stove. Changes in DOT approved "Coleman style" propane canisters makes this great stove an excellent addition to the cooking facilities of racers, cruisers, and trailer-sailers. A quick cup of coffee, tea or hot soup for the watch. Over 15,000 sold.


May 2000 - Recent Addition to Design Office:

Pete Hobman brings a solid background in big boat racing and cruising, coupled with yacht design and rig building experience to the busy Forespar design group.


A native of New Zealand, Pete has raced and cruised throughout the South Pacific and more recently the West Coast of the U.S. Along with mast design projects, Leisure Furl in-boom systems will occupy his schedule.

He is a welcome addition at a busy time.


July 2000 - Leisure Furl Exceeds Optimistic Projections:

The concept of boom roller furling and reefing is not new. Before Leisure Furl there were always functional drawbacks, but those days are over. This confirmed by the marine press and by over 1000 owners of Leisure Furl equipped boats from the thirty to one hundred thirty foot range!


There are Leisure Furl dealer/installers worldwide. If you talk to an owner you will understand why this is the system for real offshore sailing. Leisure Furl will exceed your expectations.