Consistency leads to success
From sails and masts to furling systems. From Olympic champions, Admirals Cup and Jules Verne Trophy winners, to the leading super yacht outfitter. From solo sailors to fully-automated cruising yachts. From yachts ranging from sizes small to XXL.
For more than 125 years Reckmann stands for industry-leading products & projects in the yacht & sailing business: analysing market developments, customer needs and forecasting future demands is our daily policy and our understanding for doing the next steps, focusing on our clients. This is by far more than enhancing existing products. It is the will to innovate wherever we see challenges of improving safety, comfort, design and function of our products.
Horst Schuldt, master sail maker, managed the company from 1962. During this time the first aluminium masts for dinghies and boats for Olympic competitors were built and increasingly ranked as the sought-after standard
It was thanks to Horst Schuldt’s success as a dragon sailor in national and international regattas, that many decided to use Reckmann sails and masts for their own boats.
Successfully pursuing mast building, including for the sail yacht (SY) ‘RUBIN’.
Reckmann masts successfully fitted on the Admirals Cup sail yachts 'DUVA', 'RUBIN', 'JAN POTT' and 'SAUDADE'.
Headsail furling systems
Production of the first mainsail and headsail furling systems, which quickly became established with quality shipyards like Nautor and Baltic.
Hydraulic Headsail Furling System
One of the worlds’s first systems in the market … which became very important for the industry.
The RF90-5 prototype is installed on the A&R Yacht 'Extra Beat’ by the successful designer German Frers. The system represents today’s standard on most of the super yachts.
RF90 introduced into the market
The hydraulic RF90 headsail furling system launched into the market in four sizes.
Introduction of RS2000
The successful RS2000 launched into the market: Setting a new standard for manual furling systems
With the RF90-7 the age of the very big superyachts began for Reckmann in the furler business. The RF 90-7 was the beginning of large-size furling technologies, which lead to the boom in the mega sailing yacht business.
RF90-7 installed three times on the SY 'Georgia’
New development of the successful RF90-6.5
In use today on many super yachts such as SYs 'TIARA', 'KOKOMO', 'RED DRAGON' and 'PINK GIN’.
New development of the below deck furling systems
New development of the below deck furling system UDx for performance-oriented yachts.
Stick-slip free deck bearing fitting
The world’s first ball beard stick-slip-free deck bearing fitting is especially developed for below deck furler constructions and prevents a strong bending moment at tacking. Also comfort and safety is enhanced towards classic constructions. Also today (January 2018) this innovation is leading in the world …
Stay Sail Furler
This invention of a combined stay tensioning cylinder and a furling unit as a sleek, compact unit was revolutionary. And it is still today one of the “hidden inventions by Reckmann”, which is been imitated by competitors.
Floating Tack Arrangement
The innovative floating tack arrangement developed by Reckmann offers the advantage of fine adjusting the luff tension also under use of a hooked-halyard system. The whole system prevents mast compression, which lead to higher stability, more control und efficient power.
Mega furler RF90-7.5
Was ready early in 2010. The newly developed RF90-7.5 was installed in ‘Kokomo’, 'Aglaia' and 'Vertigo'. During the first sea trials the new features e.g. luff cunningham swivel and real time adjuster, proved their worth. Further development of the RF90-7.5 was necessary as the demands on functionality and cost increased with modern 60m performance cruisers. Result: Nominated for the Super Yacht award.
120 years for Reckmann
Reckmann celebrates 120 successful years.
Takeover of Holmatro Rigging Hydraulics
Reckmann takes over rigging components from Holmatro to extend its portfolio with hydraulic cylinders, pumps and powerpacks.
Takeover of NSM
Reckmann’s product portfolio for electric and hydraulic drives for furling booms extended with the takeover of the Dutch company NSM.
Takeover of Sailtec Custom Projects
This take over made it possible for Reckmann to break into the fascinating sun-shade systems market.
The RF90-8.5 is Reckmann’s largest head-sail furling system and our newest milestone. With probably the largest torque in the market, a completely new developed, redundant engine concept, it started successful in the market of 60m+ yachts. The self-locking, the integrated hydraulic valve technologies and the bending free toggle are further highlights of this innovative new furling system.