Safety: CE certified wedging irons
Parkup Evo bers are the flagship products of the French specialist in boat cushioning equipment Nautipark. These adjustable sponges are designed and manufactured in Saint-Brévin (44) with the primary objective of ensuring the safety of the fixed boat. To this end, they are CE certified. Nautipark also carries out crash-test campaigns on end-of-life pleasure boats in order to push the equipment to its limits. The sailboat mast is vibrated to simulate the action of the wind, as seen in the video at the foot of the article. Every year, the company invests 10% of its turnover in innovation.
Ergonomics: Improving working conditions
During the boat outing season, operators carry out dozens of wedges during the day. "The objective is that they don't break their backs," explains Vincent Harnois, technical sales representative at Nautipark. Parkup Evo bers are designed with ergonomics in mind. They can be moved without lifting them using the Parkwheel. The Parkup Evo 80, the smallest model, weighs less than 25 kg, the permissible limit for repetitive carrying.
Versatility: 2 models of bers for 98% of the yachting industry
"With 2 models, we can hold 98% of the world's yachts," says Vincent Harnois. Suitable for sailboats and motorboats, Parkup Evo are extremely versatile. By limiting the number of references to 2 models, marinas and wintering yards ensure easy stock management and a good rate of equipment use, essential arguments for long-term investment.
Efficiency: 50% faster makeready
The choice of wedging bars provides a significant increase in productivity compared to traditional methods. Nautipark reinforces this gain. "With Parkup Evo, we save 50% of time on the traditional setting of a boat," says Vincent Harnois. The investment quickly pays for itself for an operation repeated dozens of times during the more than 20 years of life of Parkup Evo bers.
Services: Bers in stock and a calibration database
A dedicated building allows Nautipark to keep a sufficient stock of equipment to deliver the wedging water within one week on French territory. The qualities of the Parkup Evo also attract attention abroad, since they are now exported to 9 countries.
A collaborative calibration database facilitates the work of operators by identifying the equipment required for more than 450 boat models.