Wilke Carbon Finn Mast

Number 1 producer of Finnmasts - worldwide


To date more than 1400 Finn Wingmasts of the new generation have been delivered from our yard in Switzerland.
The success can been seen on all major regattas - worldwide.


Design and Development

The design of a Wilke Wingmast as Ben Ainslie and most other Finncracks are
using, is an evolution over the last three years. The key to the success was a analytical investigation performed by Sébastian Schmidt and DYNE Engineering, where FE-models and advanced structural composite calculation have been emploied. There after came the set-up of an entire manufacturing process that is capable of producing highperformance carbon spars to very tight tolerances. Our new dynamic mast-testrigg alowes us to establish even the dynamic behaviour of different masts, and study further improvments of our mast, so that in the future the winners are still using Wilke Wingmasts.

Construction and Materials

At Wilke Swiss Marine Composites we trust in preimpregnated carbon from the Advanced Composites Group, one of the leading Prepreg manufacturers. A Finnmast, that posesses the exact bending, twisting and dynamic behaviour that an athlet asks for is the result of a carefull selection of the Carbon fibre, the resin type and contet, as well as a sophisticated layup. The quality management at Wilke Swiss Marine Composites ensures that the strict tollerances in the manufacturing process are met.


Details and Customisation

Based on the experience of over 1400 built masts and the feedback of european-, world- and olympic champions, we are able to tailor a mast exactly to your need. You supply us with the longitudinal and transverse bending characteristics you wish to have, and we deliver the finshed, mast directly to you - worldwide.. That's Wilke Swiss Marine Composites for you!

What the sailors think

Ben Ainslie, olypmic gold medal 2004, 2008 and 2012

For orders and all questions please contact:

Christof Wilke
Swiss Marine Composites
Untere Ey 4 
CH-3706 Leissigen

Email: info@wilke.ch

Tel. +41 33 847 17 70
Fax. +41 33 847 17 71


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