Reefing & Furling Systems

Reckmann Reefing & Furling Systems

For all headsail reefing and furling systems, we are the sole UK distributors for Reckmann Yacht Equipment GmbH. We can provide, install and service the best quality manual and powered systems from this outstanding brand. With over 30 years of experience behind us we can provide a solution to bespoke requirement.  For top down and code zero we are able to provide complete systems of any make,  along with torsion cables, bowsprits and reefing lines to suit your specific requirements.


Reckmann manufacture some of the World’s finest reefing systems, masts and hydraulic systems for all yachts over 35ft LOA. Reckmann are often the first choice for Naval architects and Yacht builders as well as the most discerning Sailors. With decades of experience Reckmann manufacture innovative products tailored to the needs of the most discriminating sailors. All components are of the highest quality, produced under the strictest controls on modern CNC machines or by skilled craftsmen. New developments and custom products are continually generated in-house at Reckmann by a team of highly qualified engineers. The company is developing top quality high-tech products on modern 3D CAD work stations. As UK distributors for over 25 years, we can provide technical advice, service and new products for your Yacht.

Reckmann Manual Headsail Reefing Systems

The manual furling systems of the MF series from Reckmann are the continuation of a long tradition of reliable and well-engineered furling systems, with both above deck and under deck versions suitable for both rod and wire forestays.

It is an elegant design with first class workmanship, using the very best materials available. All axle elements as well as the drum guard and toggle are manufactured with precisely specified stainless steel alloys. These combined with the high-strength bronze length adjuster mechanism and the light rigid plastic drum, result in a highly functional and durable system.

The MF series is available in three system sizes for yachts from 30′ to 78′.

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Electric Headsail Reefing Systems

With the electric EF 90 reefing systems, trend-setting design and peak efficiency are combined in an overall high-capacity system. The systems are designed for use on yachts of approx. 36-70 foot in length and for wire forestays from 8 to 16 mm in diameter (alternatively rods -12 to -76). A newly developed gear technology and sophisticated bearing technology lend the smooth running EF 90 an unprecedented functionality. In its construction, the self-braking worm gear is nearly maintenance free.

Comforting to know that in emergency situations it is easy to switch over to manual operation. In order to guarantee secure and simple operation, loads from the sail are completely retained in the gearbox and hence cannot affect the winch handle operation. The integral stay length adjustment is likewise easy to operate and works even with the sail furled.

The system sizes of EF90-2 and EF90-3 guarantee high performance and high efficiency in simple and comfortable operation on 36-foot boats as well as much larger yachts.

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Hydraulic Headsail Reefing Systems

The RF90 is a high performance hydraulic reefing system for foresails. It is built to be virtually maintenance free and with superior gear technology. These systems offer maximum performance and longevity. The integration of spiral-mesh gearing, sophisticated bearing design, and a self-braking worm gear, result in a quiet and smooth running system, which meet the highest industry standards.

Moreover, the special emergency manual drive fitted to the RF90 offers complete safety to the user. Through the simple insertion of a standard winch handle, the hydraulic drive is uncoupled and switched to manual operation. Thanks to a special gear mechanism, which prevents transfer of the sail load to the winch handle, the reefing system can be operated easily and safely even in manual operation mode. All systems in this series are equipped with an easy to operate length adjuster for optimal trimming of mast and sail.

The hydraulic assisted length adjusters are available starting with model RF90-4.

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