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New composite steering wheels for sailboats and powerboats

NAUTEX would like to thank the many visitors who came to discover or review our products at the Salon 1000 Sabords in Le Crouesty, despite the bad weather.

Our sailing and rigging partners also offered the highly effective TIDES MARINE system to all those unfortunate yachtsmen who struggle to hoist and/or lower their mainsail!

New composite steering wheels will soon be replacing their metal predecessors, as well as new composite steering wheels from CARBONAUTICA to enhance the handling of powerboats and RIBs: https://www.nautex-international.com/barres-a-roue/barres-a-roue-moteur.html

Mainfurl boom on Dehler 38SQ

Installation of a magnificent Mainfurl in-boom furler on board a Dehler 38SQ, designed to fit both new yachts and refitted boats.

It is built to fit all masts from 35 to 90 feet without drilling, making it a ‘plug ‘n play’ solution.

For more information: https://www.nautex-international.com/bome-enrouleur/mainfurl.html


The 39th Le Mille Sabords boat show will be held from 26 to 29 October 2023 at the Port du Crouesty, Golfe du Morbihan.

4 days of exhibitions during which the Nautex team will welcome you to the North Village with demonstrations of the Tides Marine mainsail track, the Carbonautica fiberglass composite steering wheel, the spinnaker sock and the ATN genoa cover.


Ubi Maior padeye

Ultra-light deck fittings with textile attachment, Ubi Maior padeyes are made up of two parts screwed together for easy adjustment and flushdeck fitting to the various deck thicknesses possible.

These aluminium deck fittings are unique on the market, ideal for connecting fixed-point hoists or pulleys with textile loops.

For more information: https://www.nautex-international.com/contact.html


Friction between the mainsail and the mast track makes it difficult to hoist and lower the mainsail. Here’s an effective solution: use the Tides Marine track system.

As they get older, many yachtsmen switch to powerboats, usually citing the fact that age has made these manoeuvres too tedious.

A little lubrication is often helpful, but an upgrade to the existing system may be a better option.

Tides Marine manufactures a very smooth polyethylene track, which slides simply and easily into the existing sail groove in the mast.

Combined with stainless steel sliders, this track makes hoisting and lowering the mainsail a breeze!

For more information: https://www.nautex-international.com/greement/rail-de-grand-voile.html

Nautex steering wheels at 2023 Grand Pavois

At the Grand Pavois 2023 boat show, many of you found Nautex equipment such as composite steering wheels on board various monohulls and multihulls.

For more information on the entire range: https://www.nautex-international.com/contact.html

An adapted gangway

Customise your gangway!

Non-slip grey with a choice of designs as standard, finished with a white paint to ensure long-term protection of the carbon fibres against UV rays, but it can also be produced in any RAL colour shade, with a logo and the name of your boat screen-printed on it.

You can choose the size, add teak cladding, stanchions with handrails, or opt for the Smart Lock locking system.

The castors are heavy-duty, with stainless steel rings for fixing the integrated pantry, and the lyre is made of anodized aluminium.




The Grand Pavois 2023, a must-attend boat show with almost 800 brands and 750 boats, including 300 afloat, will be held from 20 to 25 September in the Port des Minimes.

The Nautex team is available by appointment to provide information and advice on equipping your boat with steering wheels, gangways, deck fittings, spinnaker socks, mainsail tracks and furling booms!



The Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s largest in-water boat show, will be bringing together the leading players in the yachting industry from 12 to 17 September to preview their new products.

Meet the Nautex International team on stand Sail143 for all the information you need on fibreglass and carbon steering wheels and gangways, the Tides Marine mainsail track, the Mainfurl in-boom furler, ATN equipment and Ubi Maior deck fittings.

Steering wheel reference

Since its foundation in 1998 , Carbonautica has produced specialist carbon and GFC parts for applications as diverse as professional racing bicycles, rotors for radiocontrolled helicopters and marine steering wheels.

The steering wheel that has captured the hearts of countless boating enthusiasts worldwide. Its timeless design and exceptional functionality make it the go-to choice for many seasoned sailors.



Join the Nautex team at the Cannes Boat Show from 12 to 17 September 2023 for a presentation of CARBONAUTICA steering wheel and flagstaff products, the MAINFURL in-boom furler, carbon/fibreglass composite gangways, ATN products such as spinnaker socks and genoa covers, as well as the UBI MAIOR range of deck fittings.

See you at Port Canto stand SAIL 143!


Ubi Maior ball bearing blocks

Designed for all types of cruising yachts, the YC pulleys manufactured by Ubi Maior and distributed by Nautex meet the highest standards of design, strength and versatility.

Each component is manufactured by machining and no structural parts are cast or moulded, guaranteeing outstanding load capacity and longevity.

Available in diameters from 40 mm upwards, these ball-bearing blocks can be fitted with a choice of traditional mechanical connection (shackle) or textile connection (dyneema).

UBI MAIOR deck fittings

The Jiber reel from Ubi Maior

The Jiber furling system manufactured by Ubi Maior and distributed by Nautex is remarkable in several respects.

The sail can be attached to the forestay using 2 systems: small straps with a T-bone, or a zipped sleeve. In both cases, the jib can be put in and taken out much more quickly than with conventional furling systems.

Not having aluminium elements around the forestay means we save over 30kg compared to the conventional system, which may not seem like much but those kilos count for a lot, especially when they’re up top!

An added benefit is better upwind performance thanks to reduced drag and drift near the leading edge of the jib, allowing the boat to make more headway and sail faster.

As well as being able to adjust the halyard tension at any time, the Jiber’s small dimensions allow larger sails to be used with one reef.

No need to choose between the performance of a tuff-luff or the ease of a furler, here you have the benefits of both in a single system.


A custom helm for your boat

Following the example of this Elan E4 owner based in La Rochelle, you can request a fully customised steering wheel in terms of shape, colour, material and diameter.

All you have to do is provide us with the desired RAL for the colour, choose one of the many possible shapes, opt for fibreglass composite or carbon, and select the right size from the many possibilities.

For more information: https://www.nautex-international.com/barres-a-roue/barre-a-roue-custom.html

Nautex at your service all summer long

The entire Nautex team will be on deck this summer, ready to help you with all your nautical equipment needs.

Don’t hesitate to contact us: https://www.nautex-international.com/contact.html