Any Port Marine are proud to be the Australian distributor for Karver Systems.
Karver was created in 2004 after identifying a gap in the sailing market: the arrival of dyneema textile links to replace stainless steel links (shackles) and an increasing disparity between the advanced design of sailboats and deck fittings, which remained very traditional in appearance.
All new products have technological innovations (about fifteen patents), a bold step forward in the state of the art design. Product conception is based on the fundamental principle of simple and efficient technology supported by a sleek design.
Developing solutions with racing teams (America's Cup, Hydroptère, Vendée Globe), has led to a flow-on effect with a range of products that can provide performance enhancing solutions for all types of Sailboats.
Products used and approved by racing teams appeal to the cruising market as these products are technically easy to use, reliable, stronger and inherently better performing.
An example of this is the Karver range of furlers which have, for many years, been a reference for quality and performance. They possess many advanced technical features that are very popular with racers and cruisers alike; weight, dimensions, low friction, load capacity, etc, as well as the automatic locking system of the cog-wheel, all of which appeals to sailors looking for simplicity, reliability and security.
Karver have introduced a new range of furlers faithful to its DNA: Innovation, Performance and Design. furler - Version 3. Most of the functions found today on the furler market were designed by Karver: automatic locking of the drum, quick furling line installation, captive fast pins, carbon drum, 3:1 friction sheave with fast pin etc… And here are 3 more added on this new furler:
The range has been revised to reduce the gap between models and better suit current applications: KF0.9, KF1.5, KF1.5 Large, KF3.0, KF3.0 Large, KF4.5, KF6.0, KF8.0, KF10, KF12.
For the smaller models (KF1.5 and KF3.0), which are mainly operated by hand, larger drum versions are available in order to have more power and thus facilitate furling without a winch.
The new KF V3 furler comes packed with features that are only options from other brands at a very competitive price.
The Karver range of locking devices ensure you get the best out of your sails.
Installing a Karver lock makes it possible to avoid a halyard stretch thus releasing the full power of the sails.
They also save weight and cost as the diameter of the halyard can be reduced as it no longer carries the load of the sail when sailing. The installation of a halyard lock also reduces compression in the mast as the halyard is no longer strained.
It would be a mistake to think that these advantages are only for the racing scene. A gain in weight aloft results in better boat stability by decreasing the pitching and rolling in heavy weather conditions in all types of boats.
We can supply locks for Halyards, Mainsails and reefs.
THE GREATEST WINCH INNOVATION
IN OVER 40 YEARS!
Karver winches are equipped with a double gear mechanism, a classic ﬁrst stage identical to current winch design and a second consisting of an epicyclic gear. This patented technology is used for the ﬁrst time on a winch and has the effect of multiplying efforts. Our winches are either 6 times faster than any other winch on the market (Speed Range), or 3 times more powerful (Power Range).
We also have a the Compact 2 speed winch with the power of a winch 45 but the size of a winch 20.
Karver lashing blocks utilise modern rope technologies to replace metal shackles with soft lashings. Featuring high working loads and low friction ratio make Karver blocks the lightest and most efficient on the market
Karver are the rope holding specialists.
This range includes typical hardware you can find on deck: Jammers, cam cleats, organizers, foot blocks. On deck, it is innovation that will make life simpler and more efficient. It is in this range that you will find the most innovative Jammer to date: The KJ with its three circular jaws that secure the line evenly.
The KMS full batten system aims towards performance. The product line suits racers, blue water cruisers and Super Yachts looking for quality, reliability and weight saving. Each model (KMS30, KMS40, KMS40, KMS60, KMS80 & KMS100) can feature a headboard car locking solution.
Karver cars can be also installed on other brands tracks