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Quantum Sails to expand presence in Australia and Asia

by Quantum Sails Design Group Media on 25 Aug 2009
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Well known Australian sailing industry professional Carl Crafoord has joined forces with Quantum Sail Design Group to deliver an expanded Quantum Sails presence in Australia and Asia.

Carl has been in the marine industry for 32 years, commencing with his sail making apprenticeship with Hugh Treharne in December 1976. He has sailed 23 Sydney to Hobart races and has had four Hobart wins as a navigator and strategist. They were Sagacious in 1990, Raptor in 1994, Quest in 2002 and Quest in 2008.

He has been involved up until recently with Lewmar Marine PLC and previously handled Harken Yacht Equipment’s distribution.

When asked what attracted him to Quantum, Carl said, 'The sail making industry is facing rapid change at this time and the Quantum model is the future; proprietary central manufacturing, winning designs and global distribution backed up with 100% commitment to customer service. They’re not just building a sail for a customer, but incorporating the Quantum product into a complete service that works to improve each customer’s sailing experience.

‘We’ll be headquartered in Brookvale Sydney and will have Quantum Sails Marine service centers in Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide , Perth, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand with a range of top shelf services and products .

‘Our emphasis will be on delivering the best possible service, with the best people, from sail makers servicing sails to professional racing sailors who will sail with clients to pass on knowledge in areas of boat speed and tactics and more.’

This is an exciting time for Quantum. With the refinement of the Fusion M membrane product, the integration of iQ design technology, and the enhancement of standards in manufacturing, Quantum is putting the tools in place to further strengthen the product lines and brand position. Quantum supplies its customers with the most technologically advanced, highest quality sails, coupled with the best service available on the market.

'We feel very excited to have Carl on board to manage Quantum’s business in Australia and Asia', said Ed Reynolds, President of Quantum Sails, 'Carl will ensure that our customers receive the technologically advanced product and outstanding service that is indicative of the Quantum brand.'

Carl is this week at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and can be contacted either on his mobile + 61 (0) 438 548 033 or at carl@quantumsails.com More information about Quantum Sail Design Group at www.quantumsails.com

ABOUT QUANTUM

Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. Quantum has achieved a leadership status in the sail making industry by offering highly differentiated quality products supported by an uncommonly high level of personalized customer service, recognized expertise, professionalism and an exhibited passion for development of the sport of sailing.

Quantum sails are available through more than 60 lofts located throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Europe, South Africa, South America, Malaysia, Japan, and Australia.

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