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Impregnated spinnaker cloth for the quality conscious cruising sailor

To produce the world’s finest spinnaker cloths, Contender works closely with their fibre producers, weavers and the outstanding German finishing company KBC. Thanks to this close co-operation and constant consultation with sailors and sailmakers all over the world, we have built up an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of spinnaker cloth.

The exact balance of weight, stability, tear strength and breaking strain of Nylite and Maxilite cloths comes from the quality of the fibres, the weave and the finish of their construction. Nylite and Maxilite spinnaker fabrics are impregnated with a durable melamine finish and developed with the quality conscious cruising sailor in mind.

The choice of Nylite or Maxilite fabric is determined by the size of your yacht and the conditions in which you want to sail. Both types of fabric have excellent resistance to tearing and good stretch resistance and they will give you many years of great sailing performance.

Technical specs

Style
Construction
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Warp x fill
NL 90
30 x 30
48
gr.
1.12 sm. oz.
58
kg.
ML 150
70 x 70
75
gr.
1.75 sm. oz.
75
kg.

Actual weight g/m2

Breaking load kg/5cm

Comparative features

Nylite / Maxilite
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Diagonal stability
Stretch resistance (modulus)
Breaking strength
Resistance to tearing
Porosity
Water repellency

Weight range Nylite and Maxilite

style Weight construction
sm.oz. / g/m2 Warp x Fill
Nylite 90 1.12 / 48 30 x 40
Maxilite 150 1.75 / 75 70 x 70

Asymmetric Spinnaker Applications Nylite and Maxilite

Luff length ft. / mtr. Medium Heavy
39 / 12 NL 90 NL 90
49 / 15 NL 90 ML 150
59 / 18 NL 90 ML 150
69 / 21 ML 150 ML 150
79 / 24 ML 150 -

Color Range* **

Natural

New Pink

Orange

Red

Yellow

Gold

Fluor Yellow

Green

Fluor Green

Dark Blue

Light Blue

Lilac

Grey

Black

*The color samples on display are non-binding. Depending on screen and printer settings, display may deviate from original to differing extent. Sample cards are available upon request.

 

**Please note that fluorescent colors are not colourfast. They fade faster than regular colors as a result of exposure to sunlight. These fluorescent dyes also tend to weaken the cloth and make it less tear-resistant. Given that this is the case, Contender does not recommend the use of fluorescent colors for cruising spinnakers.