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About Us

Why C-Tech?

The C-Tech design team have a passion for sailing, extensive round the world racing experience, practical engineering skills and an innovative mindset.  Our top quality carbon fibre products are sold to customers world-wide. 

C-Tech's company background

Ctech12In 1997 Alex Vallings started C-Tech to take advantage of a gap in the market for high performance carbon fibre dinghy masts. 

With an engineering background, years of sailing experience and a strong knowledge of composite material properties Alex Vallings has built C-Tech’s reputation as a company that manufactures superior, high-quality marine products and incorporates leading-edge technology and design to provide maximum performance benefit.

As new processes and materials become available (e.g. carbon fibre, urethaneC-Tech's carbon fibre spreaders on bands foam, resin infusion) they are introduced into C-Tech products.  Manufacturing processes are enhanced by custom-built machinery, making small product runs and one-off items more cost-effective.  The ability to design and build machinery in-house enables C-Tech to work on the development of new product lines.

C-Tech started exporting carbon mast products to the high-performance sailing dinghy market in 1998.  A wide range of carbon masts, carbon fibre tubing and carbon fibre sail battens are now supplied to customers world-wide.  Exports make up 80% of C-Tech's overall sales.


C-Tech staff profiles 


C-Tech customer testimonials

Many satisfied customers have sent us comments "I just love this new rig and sails. They are just perfect. It is very powerfully but yet it is CONTROLLABLE and that we can turn that power into boat speed " June 2015 read more

The C-Tech mission

C-Tech's vision is to produce carbon fibre marine products which represent the "best quality in the world" and to provide "outstanding performance, durability, and customer service".

C-Tech's capability includes the application of advanced carbon fibre technology and material knowledge and a passion for sailing.

Industry Associations

  • NZ Marine
  • Marine Industry Association
  • Auckland Chamber of Commerce
  • EMA Employers and Manufacturers Association 


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