Air Arch wins Pittman Award
Ronstan’s Air Arch inflatable boom tent has won a 2009 Pittman Innovation Award.
Featured in the February 2009 issue of SAIL magazine, the annual Pittman Awards showcases the 15 most innovative new marine products chosen by SAIL’s editors. Here's what they said about the Ronstan Air Arch that featured in the Cruising Gear category…
‘Even those of us who sail in northern climes, a device that shades the cockpit and is simple to rig and easy to stow is worth its weight in sunscreen. It can be difficult to find a commercially made bimini that will fit any boat and isn’t a bear to set up, but Ronstan’s Air Arch inflatable boom tent will do the job. Curved inflatable struts (no stretchers or frames) give the cover an arched shape that provides good headroom, shelter, and UV protection (though not while you’re sailing). The silver fabric reflects sunlight and can be kept waterproof with regular applications of Scotchguard or a similar treatment, Three sizes are available, to fit boats up to around 50 feet LOA.’
Check out next month’s issue of SAIL magazine for the complete award showcase and details.