Harness the Power of the Tradewinds

There’s an increasing use of wind generators on yachts to supply power needs. To tap into this trend, and help harness this power, German fittings company Niro-Petersen has come out with three sizes of stainless steel masts: 6.9’, 7.5’ and 8.2’. Two supports are included to dampen vibration and avoid noise. Big washers are available for solid mounting. Prices for the complete package ranges from US $1100 to $1200. Niro-Petersen’s portfolio of products extends from fairleads, cleats and railings to interior and exterior furniture. The company is family-owned and headquartered in Flensburg, Germany. There are distributors in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. www.niro-petersen.de

Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.