Wednesday, November 8, 2017

METS 2017

Hall Spars will be exhibiting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, Holland again this year from 14-16 November. You can find us in our regular spot (12.024) close to hardware suppliers such as Harken, Karver, Lewmar and Ronstan.

Present will be a team from both our factories (Breskens, Holland and Auckland, New Zealand) so come talk to us about your next project!

To make an appointment, get in touch directly or use our general email address (info AT

For more info on this 30th edition, visit the METS Website or go directly to the interactive floorplan here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


With the recent integration into the North Technology Group, Hall Spars and its worldwide customer base have benefited greatly from the increased backing.

Hall Spars continues to manufacture high performance carbon masts in a single piece, using a male-moulding approach, which allows Hall Spars’ technicians to make seamless mast tubes, which optimise for stiffness and weight.

Hall Spars New Zealand now produces masts from the group´s state of the art facility in Avondale, Auckland. Hall Spars NZ continues to be one of the go-to manufacturers for yachts ranging from performance cruisers to high-end racers.

Hall Spars BV has been busy with many orders on the books. Projects like the new Swan 95´ released at the MYS or the already confirmed Baltic 67´ only showcase customer’s confidence in the Hall product.

Together with the production facilities in NZ and the Netherlands, Hall Spars US service team has been working on everything from 147´ superyachts and J-Class yachts to 60´ Gunboats. They have also recently re-launched their AutoLock and QuikVang product lines.

For more information or to speak to us about your next yachting project, head to or EMAIL 

(Originally published on Sailing Scuttlebutt)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hall Spars at the Monaco Yacht Show

We’re happy to update you about the latest developments of Hall Spars during the Monaco Yacht Show. Not only regarding new-build projects, but also about the refits of existing rigs and the global service offering we can bring to our customers.

Andre Vermeulen, Commercial Director at Hall BV, will be present from Wednesday through Friday. Service Director Stefano Scarpa will be providing information about the company’s world-leading service commitment. Contact Andre Vermeulen (mobile +31653355957) or Stefano Scarpa (mobile +447894521202) for a meeting.

Nautor's Swan 95 "LOT 99" featuring a Hall Spars rig and OceanFurl boom will be present at the show

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

At this year's Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (YCCS, Porto Cervo, Sardinia) again plenty of Hall Spars rigged yachts will be competing in the different classes for glory and the Rolex watch.

From Holland, rig designer and FEA engineer Luuk le Clercq will be travelling down to compete in this special event and he will be part of the race crew on board Highland Fling XI.

YCCS Club House, Porto Cervo

If you would like to discuss your future project, or have questions about your current rig please contact the reception at Hall Spars to set up a meeting:
e-mail or call +31 (0) 117 381397

More info about the event, click here.

Monday, August 28, 2017

J-Class World Champion!

Last week the inaugural J-Class World Championships were held in the waters of Newport, RI. With stiff competition amongst the different yachts, it was the sole Hall Spars rigged J that came out on top! Not only did she win the worlds, but also the Corinthian trophy (best owner-driver) and the Kohler Cup for best performance over the 2017-season after also winning in Bermuda at the J-Class regatta.

Congratulations from all of us at Hall Spars to her owner, her skipper and the full crew as well as all partners who worked on this project and have kept developing the yacht over the past seven years.

Apart from the mast, boom, jockey- and spinnaker poles on JH1 Lionheart, J8 Topaz has also raced with a #Seamless spinnaker pole from Hall and she managed two race victories!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Freddy Franssens

Sad news from Breskens: last Saturday, 1 July, Hall BV’s senior rigger FREDDY FRANSSENS died at sea during a tragic accident.

Freddy (71) was part of the crew on board S/Y "Capella" owned by FRANS MAAS, designer and builder of the successful range of Standfast yachts.
Also Frans (79) and a third crew member (at the age of 18 and still missing) lost their lives during this accident.
Three crew members were rescued and are now recovering from hypothermia.

Freddy joined our team 36 years ago and he was well respected for his craftsmanship and perseverance. We will miss him!
Our hearts are with the families and their friends.

For those who would like to express condolences, please reply to: or post to Hall Spars, Deltahoek 42, 4511 PA Breskens.

After receipt we will hand over all received cards and forward the received emails to the families Franssens and Maas.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday 8 July at Deltahoek 26, Breskens from 13.30.

Your sincerely,

Management and staff,

Hall BV

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tom Rossi Takes the Helm at Hall

Hall, Inc. (Hall Spars & Rigging and Hall Composites) announced this week that Tom Rossi has been named President and CEO of the company effective 27 June 2016. He will be responsible for all Hall operations in the US, Holland and New Zealand.  He succeeds Eric Hall, founder of the company, who will remain as Company Chairman.

Mr. Rossi comes to Hall with impressive credentials. A US Naval Academy graduate, Mr. Rossi is a veteran of 20 years Naval service reaching the rank of Commander before retirement in 2000. Included in his Naval duties was Commanding Officer of the Guided Missile Destroyer USS John Hancock (DD981).

After his Naval career, Mr. Rossi embarked on a distinguished career in the private sector which has included Vice President of Anteon Corporation in Middletown, RI, Executive VP and GM of Caton Connector Corporation in Kingston, MA, and Senior Director of Operations of SRI International Corporation in Princeton, NJ.

“Tom’s proven professional management and leadership skills are ideal for executing our company’s vison of not only maintaining Hall’s respected place in the high performance sailing industry, but also moving our company’s place in the aerospace and other commercial industries to the next level,“ said Eric Hall. “We are really pleased to have found such an energetic and highly skilled person to lead us into the future.”

“In the few short days I have been here, I am impressed with the level of skill, commitment and professionalism of the staff at each of the Hall factories,” said Mr. Rossi. “I look forward to leading this talented team as we take the company to the next level in the sailboat and commercial industries.”

Mr. Rossi and his wife, Joan, have four children - Christina, Mariann, Michael and Andrew - and live in Portsmouth, RI.