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Strong, lightweight and proven, C-Tech Sail battens are a premium range of hollow, rectangular, composite sail battens designed for yachts 20ft in length up to the largest superyachts.

two sailbattens

Design Advantages

C-Tech can provide both stock and custom-made battens with laminates to suit yacht/sail/stiffness/bend combinations. There are standard sets for most classes.

Race optimised C-Tech sail battens are manufactured using a mandrel wrapped production system and the highest quality pre-preg materials. We blend a variety of different modulus carbon and s-glass fibres to maximize strength while minimising weight.

mandrel wrapped diagram

Our perfectly balanced battens are designed with the most effective fibre orientation and placement. Custom software allows laminate layers to be adjusted to tailor stiffness and daft positions to meet specific sail requirements.

C-Tech’s male moulded battens have advantages over female moulded battens. C-Tech’s manufacturing process avoids the need for a vulnerable and often asymmetrical join down the length of the batten. Design is not constrained by an external mould surface so fibres can be placed the correct distance from the neutral axis for optimal results.

Our unique design process combined with consistent resin to carbon ratio’s, achieved by using the highest quality pre-preg materials, allows repeatability and enables us to hit target stiffness and draft with incredible accuracy.

Quality certainty is assured with all C-Tech SailBattens. Bend tests are performed on every batten to ensure correct camber and stiffness using a three point bend test. This information is then confidentially stored in C-Tech’s secure database, each batten has a barcode so individual battens can be reproduced or tweaked for the next stage in development.

CT22

Our CT22 range is designed for Monohulls 20-60ft and Multihulls 20-40ft. Standard and custom made options are available. This batten range is popular with TP52’s, fast 40’s, 60ft performance Cruisers, GC32’s and figaro.

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CT22 Carbon/S-glass
Full-length/Leech Battens
Monohulls
Multihulls
20ft - 60ft
20ft - 40ft
30-400 17 x 28 APLR22C
CCLR-A
ATLR22

Compatible C-Tech SailHardware

CCLR
NALR22
NPLR22C
NTLR22
RSLT
FTLTL22
DSLCC
DSLP
Batten Type Yacht (Type) Yacht (Size) Approx Avg At Ei (Nm2) Max Avg At Leech (Mm) Luff (Non-adjusting) Luff (Adjusting) Leech (Non-adjusting) Leech (Adjusting)
CT22 Carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
20ft - 60ft
20ft - 40ft
30-400 17 x 28 CCLR
NALR22
NPLR22C
NTLR22
APLR22C
CCLR-A
ATLR22
DSLCC
DSLP
RSLT
FTLTL22
CTL22 Leech, carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
30ft - 150ft 30 - 400 17 x 28 - - DSLCC
DSLP
RSLT
FTLTL22
CT22S Pure S-glass (No carbon) Monohulls 20ft - 40ft 20 - 250 17 x 28 NALR22 APLR22C DSLP FTLTL22
CTL22S Leech, pure S-glass (No carbon) Monohulls 20ft - 50ft 20 - 250 17 x 28 - - DSLP RSLT
FTLTL22

CT33

C-T sailbattens CT33 range is designed for Monohulls 50-89ft and Multihulls 30-70ft. Standard and custom made options are available. This batten range is popular with Maxi 72’s, VOR 65’s, performance cruising catamarans and Imoca 60’s.

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CT33S
Full-length/Leech Battens
Monohulls
Multihulls
50ft - 89ft
30ft - 70ft
100-2500 28 x 41 NALR33
NTLR33

Compatible C-Tech SailHardware

APLR33
ATLR33
DSLP FTLTK33
PALT33
Batten Type Yacht (Type) Yacht (Size) Approx Avg At Ei (Nm2) Max Avg At Leech (Mm) Luff (Non-adjusting) Luff (Adjusting) Leech (Non-adjusting) Leech (Adjusting)
CT33S Carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
50ft - 89ft
30ft - 70ft
100-2500 28 x 41 NALR33
NTLR33
ACLR33
ATLR33
DSLP FTLTK33
PALT33
CTL33S Leech, Carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
50ft - 150ft 100 - 2000 28 x 41 - - DSLP FTLTK33
PALT33
CT33 Pure carbon Monohulls
Multihulls
50ft - 89ft
30ft - 70ft
400 - 3500 28 x 41 NTLR33 ACLR33
ATLR33
DSLP FTLTK33
PALT33

CT36

C-T sailbattens CT36 range is designed for Monohulls 90-199ft and Multihulls 70-110ft. Standard and custom made options are available. This batten range is popular with 100ft Maxi’s and Superyachts.

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CT33S
Full-length/Leech Battens
Monohulls
Multihulls
50ft - 89ft
30ft - 70ft
100-2500 28 x 41 NALR33
NTLR33

Compatible C-Tech SailHardware

APLR33
ATLR33
DSLP FTLTK33
PALT33
Batten Type Yacht (Type) Yacht (Size) Approx Avg At Ei (Nm2) Max Avg At Leech (Mm) Luff (Non-adjusting) Luff (Adjusting) Leech (Non-adjusting) Leech (Adjusting)
CT36 Carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
90ft - 199ft
70ft - 110ft
250 - 4000 38 x 50 NALR36
NTLR36
FCLR36
ATLR36 DSLP FTLTK36
PALT36
PALT36 SLEEVE
CTL36S Leech, Carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
90ft+ 250 - 3000 38 x 50 - - DSLP FTLTK36
PALT36
CT36 Pure carbon Monohulls 90ft - 110ft 600 - 5000 38 x 50 NALR36
NTLR36
FCLR36
ATLR36 DSLP FTLT36
PALT36
PALT36 SLEEVE

CT40

C-T sailbattens CT40 range is designed for Monohulls 200ft+ and Multihulls 110ft+. CT40 battens are made on custom mandrels and provide premium performance for the largest superyachts

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CT40S Carbon/S-glass
Full-length/Leech Battens
Monohulls
Multihulls
150ft+
110ft
4000 - 20000 42 x 62

Compatible C-Tech SailHardware

FCLR40
NTLR40
ATLR40 DSLP PALT
PALT40 SLEEVE
Batten Type Yacht (Type) Yacht (Size) Approx Avg At Ei (Nm2) Max Avg At Leech (Mm) Luff (Non-adjusting) Luff (Adjusting) Leech (Non-adjusting) Leech (Adjusting)
CT40S Carbon/S-glass Monohulls
Multihulls
150ft+
110ft+
4000 - 20000 42 x 62 FCLR40
NTLR40
ATLR40 DSLP PALT
PALT40 SLEEVE

Dry spectra over-braiding

Dry spectra sock can be applied to the outside of a finished batten. The spectra sock is attached with double-sided tape and fixed at each end using tough heat-shrink rubber.

  • Helps protect sail in event of batten failure
  • Provides chafe-resistance
  • Easier batten removal should a batten break (especially in offshore conditions)
sailbattens spectra over braid

Spares Kit

In the rare event of a breakage, C-T Sailbattens a Spares Kit can be used to repair battens at sea or in port. A spares kit can be ordered in case repairs are needed for offshore sailing.

  • Customised to suit each set of battens
  • Batten stock material
  • Solid carbon plate to fit inside batten (as a joiner)
  • Split outer sleeves to fit over outside of repair
  • Round luff sleeves can be supplied (please enquire)

Short Joins

In some cases, battens may need to be made with joins at shorter lengths than normal. This can be done on request (may depend on batten design).

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