News

March 2020

#estevirusloparamosunidos

COVID-19: MORFRAC Systems calls for action!

20 March 2020

COVID-19: Morfrac Systems calls for action by temporarily suspending its activities and encourages the yachting industry to join forces against the pandemic. In an effort to contribute to slow down the spread of the COVID-19, Morfrac Systems suspended all activities to protect staff, suppliers and customers. Morfrac hopes that the rest of the yacht industry will follow their steps. The explosive global spread of COVID-19 took the planet by surprise. The pandemic is affecting every one of us and the yachting industry is not an exception. As a 4.0 industry our production can be controlled remotely with minimal human interaction, nevertheless for the past few weeks, at Morfrac we have been taking all the precautions recommended by the Spanish government and the WHO. The situation is escalating fast and Spain has been hit hard. There is not much that we know about this virus, but one thing is sure: the most effective way to help individuals stay healthy and break the chain of transmission is to maximize social distance. At Morfrac we strongly believe that we can and should reconsider our priorities and contribute to raise a firewall to contain the spread of the disease. For that reason and because the health of our team members and families is of paramount importance to us, effective Friday 20th March our offices and manufacturing facility will remain closed at least until Friday 17 April. After that, we will evaluate the situation on a weekly basis according to the development of the pandemic and the recommendations of the public authorities. All existing orders are ready to ship and our online store will stay open at shop.morfrac.com. Please note that only products currently available in stock will be shipped once a week to minimise human interaction and always following Authorities’ instructions. We encourage our friends, clients, suppliers, the sailing community and the broader yachting industry to pause their activities, allow their employees to stay at home and contribute in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you need to contact us we are available at info@morfrac.com. Stay safe! MORFRAC TEAM 

 As the Spanish authorities put it:

ESTE VIRUS LO PARAMOS UNIDOS,

UNITED, WE STOP THIS VIRUS!

 

September 2019

August 2019

Pep Costa MT 2019

Spanish skipper Pep Costa will take the start line at the 2019 Mini Transat. With just 20 years old he is the youngest Spanish skipper to ever compete in the Mini Transat and he will be the youngest in this year’s prototype class. He will be covering over 4000 miles solo in his 6.5m carbon proto N 431! The race starts at La Rochelle (FRA) with a stop over at Las Palmas (ESP) and across the Atlantic to Martinique (FRA). It will be an epic race and it is considered one of the summits of single-handed sailing; where everything starts: skipper, boat, no external assistance, no online weather routing or sat communications. Follow and support Pep in this great challenge! You can support Pep by direct donations: https://makeachamp.com/es/pepcosta or you can benefit of a 15% discount and further donation to his campaign by purchasing at our webshop with this code: PepMT2019 .

April 2019

Introducing SOFT-GRIP Technology

MORFRAC Systems manufacturer of the MORFBLOCK is proud to introduce it latest development: SOFT-GRIP technology. Introduced into the market in late 2017, the MORFBLOCK has been a great addition to many exciting boats: TP52, Class 40, Mini 650, Nacra 17 and soft wings among others. The MORFBLOCK has proven itself in the most demanding applications with great success and has been evolving right from its launch. MORFBLOCK sheaves are manufactured in 6082-T6 Aluminium by CNC machining. Raul Armero, production manager and CNC machining specialist explains: “our sheaves are precisely machined with very tight tolerances and a very smooth finish. When combined with a high grade anodizing the result is a very low coefficient of friction; this is great for a higher block efficiency, but it also provides a very low friction surface for ropes. In order to increase the performance in wide operation angles and with technical ropes we have now introduced the SOFT-GRIP.” The SOFT-GRIP Technology introduces a series of precisely machined dimples on the sheave grove (comparable to a golf ball surface); these create a higher contact area between sheave and rope which becomes more efficient as the rope is loaded. The SOFT-GRIP is a non-abrasive surface and does not compact the fibres; protecting your lines at all times. The SOFT-GRIP Technology is offered as standard on both the MORFBLOCK XL range and  standard range.

Gets better with Marlow

Morfrac Systems manufacturer of the Morf Block is proud to announce its latest partnership with Marlow Ropes. Nicolas Goldenberg from Morfrac Systems comments “Ropes are a key component of our Morf Blocks, having a close relation with the manufacturer is vital for our product development. Partnering with a high-quality rope manufacture such as Marlow enables us boost our products from early stages.” As a result, the complete Morf Block range has been updated with Marlow’s range of Dyneema® D12 SK78, D12 SK99, Chafe Covers and Whipping Twine taking our blocks to the next level. Leisure Marine Director Paul Honess comments “Our collaborative partnerships with other manufacturers within the Leisure Marine industry are an important part of Marlow’s brand values, pushing our own R&D and rope innovations to the next level and ensuring that we continue to make world leading products for sailors across the world.” Morfrac Systems team now counts with the support and knowledge of a world-leading rope manufacturer providing tools for further product development and ensuring we stay at the cutting edge of technology. Additionally, Morfrac Systems will now offer a wide range of Marlow ropes available at our new website and online store.

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December 2018

MINI 650

MORFBLOCK is set to close the Altantic once more. After the success on board the Class 40 class on the Rute du Rhumb, MORFBLOCK new challenge is on board one of the latest Mini 650, n 958. Launched in 2018, 958 is Verdier design, its skipper Jonathan CHODKIEWIEZ is ready for another go at the MT in 2019!   Photos courtesy of Robin Christol  @robinchristolphotography @robinchristol 

November 2018

March 2018

October 2017