Nirvana BV supplies turnkey rigging packages: design, masts, booms, standing- and running rigging. A huge benefit of a Nirvana rig is that it can be tuned exactly to owner requirements and hull characteristics.
Nirvana masts are made of aluminium bended plates. Unlike extruded and carbon masts, bended plate mast sections can be formed into any shape, size and thickness. Each panel can be designed individually to make the structure well-tapered and light-weight. During the assembly – or before joining the front and aft section – reinforcements are built inside the mast to support spreader constructions, stay attachments, entry- and exit holes, and other appurtenances. Tubes can be installed inside the mast to protect and guide electricity cables, hydraulic hoses and running rigging lines. Mast panels higher up the mast can be made smaller and thinner-walled for more elegance and less weight at the top.
This is an old but proven production method. In fact, it is how most masts up to 60 meters were built until quite recently. A craftsmanship that has made way for the production of more expensive and more delicate masts, mainly carbon fibre. But at Nirvana, we believe it can still be a very cost-effective and competitive alternative for owners who seek to install a customized and light-weight rig.