High-tech for the greatest yachts
Founded in 1986, the creative think tank has developed swiftly but surely to become a global market leader in the field of boarding systems, offering top-quality products based on carbon fibre – gangways, ladders, railings, fender launch systems and awnings in the most exclusive design. As well as being supremely stylish, they have the properties that are needed on all yachts – they are lightweight, easy to handle and stow away and moreover they are absolutely rustproof and highly resistant to environmental influences such as salt water.
However, like so many, the brand started out quite straightforward. After training as a boat builder at his parents‘ shipyard, Bootswerft Reiners, multiplex founder Jan Reiners was part of the crew that won the Admiral’s Cup in 1983. In 1984 he won the ¾-tonne Cup and again the Admiral’s Cup in 1985 on the „Outsider“.
Even at that time, material was saved in order to make the yachts as light and thus as fast as possible; aluminum is the first choice as a material – even in the automotive Formula 1. Reiners, on the other hand, already began to experiment with carbon as a material at that time and made a carbon fibre rudder blade for „Outsider“. „The lightweight construction and the strength of the products quickly convinced the scene,“ recalls Reiners, who was soon manufacturing in his own building in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany’s super yacht valley, and shortly after founding the company was supplying almost only pure custom solutions for the super yacht segment. Today, 80 of the 100 largest mega yachts have multiplex products on board; 20 designers and carbon specialists from eight nations now take care of the demanding clientele.