Compact furling booms
For experienced sailors who wish to use the proven in-boom reefing system in order to achieve lower mast weight and a greater mainsail area we offer the proven Leisurefurl furl boom, either for retrofitting or in combination with our XR mast.
In contrast to the in-mast furling systems, where the sail is rolled onto a vertical luff rod within the mast profile, with a boom reef system the sail is furled and reefed horizontally onto a hollow section within the boom. The Leisurefurl system is noted for its smart and reliable design combined with simplicity of operation. The patented mounting of the luff rod within the boom makes it possible to furl the mainsail directly at the trailing edge of the boom. Depending on boat size the luff rod can either be driven manually via a reef line or via an electric winch.
Sliders are just as unnecessary for the foot outhaul or luff as the reefing lines or Cunningham. This saves on weight and cost.
hydraulic Leisurefurl boom on Dufour 465
black painted boom