The 45m (148ft) performance sloop, Salperton IV is now sailing with a brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars.

Having been built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ custom projects team in New Zealand, the replacement mast was fitted and dock-tuned by Southern Spars’ Rig Pro team in Tarragona, Spain.

Southern Spars’ director Paul MacDonald says the Rig Pro team then accompanied Salperton to Palma de Mallorca where her original Southern Spars-built boom and new Doyle sail package were installed.

Salperton’s new mast has an overall length of 62m (203ft). During the remake, the owner took the opportunity of upgrading the furling boom to incorporate the innovative inboard end batten car system. A modification was made to the forward end of the existing boom to accommodate the new batten car system.

Following the successful completion of sea trials off Palma, Salperton is now heading to the Caribbean where it will take part in the BVI superyacht regatta and the St Barths Bucket.