« We really appreciated the listening skills of the Incidence team and they really took our needs into account. The result is very satisfying », Frédéric Bouvier, Marketing manager at J/Boats.
Since its creation more than 30 years ago, Incidence Sails has always established close relations with shipyards : longlasting relationships based on listening and trust. This was recently illustrated in the work with the J/Boats Team in the development of the last two boats of their J range : the J/99 and the J/45, which is in competition for the European Yacht of the Year.
Frédéric Bouvier, marketing manager at J/Boats : « The set of sails offered by Incidence perfectly matches our requirements. The ratio between performance, durability and price of the D4 is exactly what we were looking for : versatile use, usable in recreational or race. It is a membrane that lasts more than a season while remaining efficient».
He won everything this season…
The design offices of J/Composites and Incidence Sails firstly collaborated on the J/99 sails, with spécifications that were race-orientated. The initial version of this set of sails was tested in racing conditions. After some fine tuning, the second version was delivered to a spanish owner that has won every race this season.
Another J/99 equipped with this final version of the sails will participate in the Middle Sea Race this week while the J/99 of Axe Sails continues her succesful season in the Channel.
We are very happy about the balance of the sails
For the J/45, the spécifications was performance orientated without falling into the other extreme.
Frédéric Bouvier : « This boat has a slender rig with a fairly large potentially sail area. We had to be careful not to create a too powerful set of sails.
We wanted a product that was at the same time high-end, efficient and both technically and financially accessible. We asked that the D4 created for the J/45 should be in double taffetas in order to be long lasting and usable for race or reacreationnal purposes. We are very happy with the work, design and balance between the sails of this set. It really fits with the boats program.
Why did you choose the Sailmaker Incidence ?
Frédéric Bouvier : « We knew that we would have with Incidence, the proximity and exchange that would lead to a great set of sails. Every boat needs a specific set of sails and there are few sailmakers that actually take the time to really meet this demand.
By choosing Incidence we also knew we were going to have the proximity and discussions that would lead to a great set of sails. And we were very confident about the D4.
What is important to us is to be able to have a sincere and transparent exchange with our clients.
Our DNA is honesty. We are not in an « always more, always better » philosophy. We offer the best products at the best possible price according to the client’s program ».