Marine Applications

From Our Clients
"I would like to thank you, Tony and all the crew at Forte for the great service and excellent product. As you know, we were without a supplier for a mast, spirit and spinnaker pole for the new Rocket, and your company was the only one with a “can do!!”attitude. Right from helping us to pick the correct mandrel, creating the laminate schedule, to helping us construct the first mast, you went beyond the call of duty. We were nervous that the mast would be too stiff, and had lots of “nay sayers”, but when we set the rig up and went for our first sail, it was just what we were looking for!! Keep up the great work!! "
Alan Barnes - Rocket Boats
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Custom Carbon Fiber Battens

Tough and Durable

Forte sail battens are designed for mono-hulls over 60′ in length and multi-hulls over 50′ (limited to larger boats due to the large section size and stiffness of the batten)

Proven Toughness and Durability

Using our bullet-proof, 4-Axis Continuous Fiber Braided Technology, Forte sail battens can handle the torsion associated with in-boom furling as well as stand up to the worst weather, accidental mishaps and the toughest sailing competitions.



Section Series

Forte sectional series of carbon fiber battens are oval in shape and built to a maximum section length of 19.5’ to facilitate shipping all over the world. Sections are jointed together with titanium splice pieces pre-drilled to be easily pinned together on location. There is no technical limit to the overall batten length, however, longer battens require a heavier laminate and may have sections of various laminate depending on the stiffness requirements. Inboard end fittings are machined from titanium to fit into your batten receptacles. Outboard end fittings are custom machined Delrin end plugs with a hole, designed to accommodate either a strap over the end fitting or a line through the end fitting.



One Piece

Forte can design and build a custom set of single piece tapered section and tapered laminate battens. These battens are built on round tapered mandrels and can be from .5” ID up to 1.5” ID in single piece lengths up to 50’. Unfortunately, shipping challenges has made these battens almost extinct, but if you happen to have a project in the United States a single piece batten is a great option.



Ordering Forte Sail Battens

We work directly with your sail maker to design and engineer a custom set of battens for your yacht. In most cases you would order our sail battens directly from your sail maker. You are more than welcome to contact us directly if you prefer, or have your sail maker contact us if they have not worked with us before.