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.
The founding team, led by Marin Clausin, then had the conviction that there was a place in market to develop a company focussed on technological performance using new highly designed, ultra resistant textile materials.
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 a simple and efficient technology supported by a sleek design. Developing solutions with racing teams (America's Cup, Hydroptère, Vendée Globe), leading the way in Mechatronics with the integration of load sensors incorporating wireless connectivity in the fittings. Eco-responsible with a carbon footprint from 2009, developing and using bio-sourced materials in place of materials from the oil sector.
A significant part of our turnover is realized by the sale of our 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; 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.
We have acuired two companies in the past 10 years :
- GREC MARINE in 2011 : Mast hardware including performance mast tracks & cars
- PONTOS in 2018 : Innovative & performance 4 speed winches Winchs
This timeline will surely help you to better understand our story:
We remain faithful to the spirit of our company : keep one step ahead !