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Rosebank Rd, Auckland, New Zealand

Av. España, 16b, 12180 Cabanes, Castellón, Spain

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C-Tech SailBattens and C-Tech PlateBattens are available to sailmakers and end-users directly. To place an order please complete our order form or email us at


C-Tech SailBattens products are delivered worldwide via sea freight or air freight. Pre-fitted factory joins allow battens to be supplied in sections.

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Key Contacts

alex vallings sailbattens director

Alex Vallings

“Ginge” has been a key innovative figure in the history of New Zealand's skiff sailing development and is well known by those at the top of international sailing. Starting out as a fitter and turner he quickly combined his sailing experience, strong knowledge of material properties and a drive to innovate to develop C-Tech’s reputation as a company that manufactures superior, high-quality composite products. Alex can be found most weekends ripping down Auckland’s Waitemata harbour on the back of a skiff.

chris kitchen sailbattens business development

Chris Kitchen
Business Development/Batten Sales

Chris has a background in mechanical engineering, marketing and business management. Prior to joining C-Tech in 2014, Chris spent 10 years building Weta Marine with his father from a garage project to a successful international business that has manufactured and sold over 1,000 composite sailing boats around the world. He is an accomplished sailor and is currently involved with kite foil racing in New Zealand.

alastair campbell batten sales

Alastair Campbell
Batten sales

Alastair joined C-Tech in 2016. He is a keen sailor and brings industry experience and sailing miles to the batten sales team. Al is always keen to take on a challenge and push what is possible. In his spare time you will find him up against the elements whether it be climbing mountains, ocean racing or mountain biking.

jim fitzsimons sailbattens logistics

Jim Fitzsimons

Jim has been with C-Tech for over 10 years and is an expert in shipping long, slender fragile packages from NZ to the world within tight timelines. Prior to working at C-Tech Jim was a technical sales engineer at Airtech supplying composite equipment to the european aerospace industry.

Rob Salthouse tube sales

Riley Dean

Riley joined C-Tech in 2021 after working in multiple America’s Cup campaigns with Oracle and American Magic. He brings a wealth of experience and passion to our design team. Riley has also been heavily involved in the development and design of the Bieker Moth. He is a fizz master and water sport fanatic. Most weekends you will find him either sailing his moth, surfing, kite/wing foiling or cruising the gulf.