AST (Assisted Sail Trim) Wins the 2015 Boat Builder Award!

Jeanneau and Harken had the honour of receiving the 2015 Boat Builder Award in the category of “Boat Builder & Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution.”

This award recognises the important work that Jeanneau and Harken have achieved together, from the conceptual phase, to improve a boat’s performance or on board services. The fruit of 3 years of collaboration between Jeanneau and Harken to re-imagine cruising and shorthand sailing, Assisted Sail Trim (AST) caught the eye of the judges. The system, consisting of three OEM packages, is designed to contribute to a relaxing day out on the water by offering sensor-guided, push-button sail handling control.

The prestigious new Boat Builder Awards for business achievement, organised jointly by IBI magazine and METS, are designed to recognise individual and team successes within boat building companies globally across six categories of business achievement.

Jeanneau and Harken are honoured by this distinction for their collaborative work. AST technology is exclusive to Jeanneau for 2016.

To view photos of AST, the brochure http://www.jeanneau.fr/brochure/assisted-sailtrim and video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8qpUoFEHQE are available today.

About: Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes distribution in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).

About: Jeanneau is the leading sailboat producer, offering 14 models of sailboats from 34 to 64 feet across four lines of products: Sun Odyssey (fast cruising), Sun Odyssey DS (deck saloons), Jeanneau Yachts (luxury units over 50 feet) and Sun Fast (crewed or shorthanded racing). Innovation and performance have always been hallmarks of the brand. With over 350 distributors in 50 countries, Jeanneau also produces inboard and outboard powerboats and has more than 100,000 customers sailing the world’s oceans.