Offshore Spars

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Offshore Spars
Type Private
Founded 1976
Headquarters Chesterfield, Michigan, USA
Employees 35 (2011)
Website offshorespars.com

Offshore Spars is a US manufacturer of custom-designed carbon fiber and aluminum spars for sailing yachts.[1]

History[edit]

In 1976, the company now known as Offshore Spars was opened for business in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The company initially built aluminum masts and booms for boats under 40 ft (12 m) located mainly on the Great Lakes.

Offshore Spars built a mast for America³,[2] which went on to win the 1992 America's Cup.[3]

The company's largest project to date is two spars for a 125' Schooner named Kaori.[4]

In 2002, Offshore Spars opened a second manufacturing facility in Jakobstad, Finland.[5] This facility closed in May 2010.

On December 31, 2010 Michael J. Feldman, President and sole stock holder of Offshore Spars Co. sold 100% of his shares of the company to close colleague and Vice President, Steven L. King. [6]

Locations[edit]

The sales and manufacturing facility for Offshore Spars is presently housed in a 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) building located in Chesterfield, Michigan (30 miles north of Detroit). A West Coast sales and engineering office was opened in March 1996 in Manhattan Beach, California.

Customers[edit]

Below is a list of sailboat designers and manufacturers whose yachts feature Offshore Spars.[7]

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