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Bartels GmbH

Bergheimer Str. 26, 88677 Markdorf
Telephone +49 7544 95860-0
Fax +49 7544 95890-60

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Shipping/Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment/Rig
  • 03.10.16  Reefing Gear/Accessories

Our products

Product category: Reefing Gear/Accessories

D1 - Systems (mounting on deck)

Smooth running / robust

Range of application
With reefing systems the sail area can be reduced continuously, provided that the sail is suitable in terms of cloth weight and workmanship. Existing sails with jib hanks can be reefed by sewing on a luff tape, larger sails with a deep cut (profile) must be made reefable by doubling up close to the luff. Around the forestay wire there is an aluminium profile, into whose groove the luff is inserted and put through with the halyard swivel. Depending on the size, the profile pieces are 2 m long and can be exchanged in case of damage. The forestay length and thus the mast drop can be adjusted independently of the profile length via the tube coupling set. The final forestay tension can be adjusted via backstay/ backstays. The absence of the jib halyard swivel means that reefing sails can be set and recovered particularly quickly, while the halyard remains connected to the halyard swivel at all times.

  • Safe and fast reefing from the cockpit
  • Easy and quick sail change (no need to attach and detach the jib hanks)
  • Safe sail change (the halyard remains attached to the forestay via the halyard swivel when changing sails)
  • Improved inflow (no sagging of the luff as with staysails)
  • Reduced luff tension (less strain on the jib halyard compared to systems with jib hanks)

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Product category: Reefing Gear/Accessories

D2 - Systems (mounting on deck)

Compact / smooth-running / robust

Range of application
With these reefing systems, the forestay wire does not rotate with the sail, and the tractive forces of the forestay are not guided via bearings. The smooth running of the furling process is independent of the forestay tension. The fine adjustment of the forestay length is done via a threaded connection on the jib furler. The threaded connection is enclosed by a short tube coupling which transmits the torque from the jib furler to the profile (the forestay wire is fixed). Optionally, a shroud tensioner can be installed above the jib furler for increased adjustment range and convenient length adjustment with the forestay attached. An extended tube coupling encloses the complete shroud turnbuckle and transfers the torque from the jib furler to the profile (the forestay wire is fixed). Whether short or long tube coupling, the attachment point for the sail neck is as close to the deck as possible. It is particularly deep when using the jib furler Endless or even deeper with the below deck version.

  • The tractive forces of the forestay do not affect the bearing
  • Robust and extremely inconspicuous stainless steel design
  • Jib furler Endless available in four sizes (high reefing torque, non-slip line, no overrunning as in a drum furler)
  • Reefing system configurable with standard or third-party profiles (e.g. for retrofitting existing profile systems with a new jib furler)
  • Line outlet all around adjustable in 12 positions
  • Attachment point for the sail neck close to the deck
  • Integrated neck swivel to stop the sail neck

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Product category: Reefing Gear/Accessories

D2 - Systems (mounting below deck)

Unobtrusive / smooth-running / robust

Range of application
The reefing systems with deck passage DS are used in the manual version on ships from 35 - 50 feet and in the electric and hydraulic version on ships up to 100 feet. The forestay is fixed. The forestay forces are transmitted from the mast fitting directly to the chaine. The profile rotates around the forestay during the reefing process. All components visible on deck are designed to be particularly compact and elegantly shaped. All stainless steel visible surfaces are polished. Plastic is avoided as far as possible! The deck passage offers an alignment compensation of +/- 5° for the installation. The forestay connection, including tube coupling and profile, allows an angle compensation of +/- 10° during sailing (compensation of a variable mast drop and sag of the forestay). The integrated neck swivel allows the sail neck to be slung as low as possible above deck. During sailing, the sail neck aligns itself optimally according to the sail position. In addition, the free running of the drive clutch allows the forestay profile to align itself freely according to the sail position. The forestay can be attached directly or via a shroud tensioner (short or long tube coupling). The shroud tensioner, which is fully integrated in the tube coupling, facilitates rigging and adjustment of the mast drop.

  • The appearance of classic yachts is largely retained (slim stainless steel design)
  • Lowest possible attachment point of the sail neck (at the neck swivel)
  • Tensile forces of the forestay do not affect the bearings (are transmitted directly to the chaine via the axle)
  • Deck passage with calotte compensates for misalignment during installation
  • Forestay connection angularly movable by ball terminal
  • Integrated cervical swivel
  • Convertible to electric / hydraulic drive

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About us

Company portrait

BARTELS - Generations in connection with the element water

Today BARTELS stands for three business areas
1. Furling and reefing systems - for classic sailing yachts and regatta racers worldwide.
2. Railway technology - you probably know our products, at least if you have ever driven an ICE.
3. Awnings - the logical consequence of the company's know-how.

Made in Germany - worldwide
The BARTELS team develops and produces itself. And if you don't reach one of the team, he is probably testing his own nautical products. Today, the name BARTELS stands for made in Germany in the best sense and that on yachts from 18-100 feet worldwide.

BARTELS stands for tradition and improvement
The founder of today's BARTELS GmbH, H.Bartels, first built wooden canoes. Later wooden dinghy cruisers. For comfort and safety reasons he invented the first furling system for this sailing boat. At that time a unique innovation.

He built it himself and founded the BARTELS company as a manufacturer of rolling equipment. Already at that time he constantly extended and improved the product range.

Good ideas and a good team
Thereupon each generation continued the started company in the sense of the predecessors. And something else remains the same. Each young Bartels brought in new ideas and convinced the team to expand the business areas.

When Sven Bartel joined the company, railway technology came to BARTELS. Since the arrival of his son Florian Bartels, the company has applied its experience in sailing and railway technology to the field of awnings.

Nautical products from Lake Constance to the world
Around 30 employees work at BARTELS in Markdorf on Lake Constance. The team includes engineers, technicians and foremen in development and production. With modern machines for the processing of stainless steels and wire ropes, they realise an annual production volume of 1,800 rolling units.

For more than 45 years, the name BARTELS has stood for high-quality nautical products that sailors all over the world rely on. Not only when it comes to cutting a good figure. Also and especially in heavy weather and under stressful regatta conditions, where material and crew are extremely challenged.

BARTELS - Generations in connection with the water
It is nice to know who you have in front of you and where he comes from. At BARTELS it is the water that connects the generations. This love of water began on a few loose logs. With the hard work as raftsmen on the Elbe. The romantic part of this work probably came more in the stories in front of the fireplace.

The Elbe remained the centre of life and workplace for BARTELS' descendants. As captain of an icebreaker. Perhaps the foundation was also laid in those days to master his challenges himself.