R480:  Manual reefing system - Racing-Cruising - Max forestay dia: 12,7 mm - Boat length: 15,5m  to 20m

General description

Reliability, high performance and long-life: Profurl's Racing range of reefing-furling systems are designed for cruising/racing, regattas, blue water sailing or even offshore racing. Designed to last, Racing reefing-furling systems integrate the best of Profurl's proven technology to guarantee safe, enjoyable, high performance sailing.

Why choose Profurl?

Sealed ball bearings are packed in grease, eliminating any risk of corrosion and making them impermeable to impurities such as water, sand or dust.

Reliability: Systems are made from materials chosen for their toughness and reliability. The drums are made from dimensionally stable plastic, the ball bearings are 100 C6 carbon steel, and the shackles are forged by Wichard.

High performance: Profurl reefing-furling systems accessories (standard or not) are designed to simplify manoeuvres and improve the yacht's performance. For example: the feeder (standard), the Wichard opening pre-feeder or the hinged attachment which replaces shackles to ensure fast and easy rigging of the sail. The removable drum allows the system to be used as a simple twin groove forestay.

Safety in use: Doubled guide arms avoid any risk of riding turns or the line coming out of the reefing-furling system. Specially adapted locking devices for heavy loads are supplied on large systems (480 upwards).

Choice of installation options: Depending on the deck configuration or your specific requirements, our manual reefing-furling systems can either be fitted flush with the deck, with long link plates, or below the deck.

Warranty: Profurl manual reefing-furling systems are covered by a 10-year worldwide warranty.

Technical description

Name : R480  
Range : Cruising, racing
Max forestay diameter : 12.7mm (1/2'') - rod 40
Boat length : From 15.50 to 20m (52ft - 65ft)
Standard furling length (others) : 18m (20 and 22m)
Extrusion length : 2m (6 6')
Extrusion shape and colour : Oval and black
Clevis poin diameter (mm) : 16/18/19/22/25/28
Feeder : Yes
Luff line diameter : 6mm (15/64'')
Double luff groove : Yes
Removable drum : Yes
Furling line diameter : 10 or 12mm (3/8'' or 1/2'')
Drum capacity : Diameter of the furling line: 10mm (3/8'') 30m - Diameter of the furling line: 12mm (1/2'') 22m
Max LP : Diameter of the furling line: 10mm (3/8'') 26,5m - Diameter of the furling line: 12mm (1/2'') 14,5m
Max genoa area : 100 sqm
Standard fitting : Closed to the deck
Warranty : 10 year


  • Opening luff rope prefeeder: inclusive
  • Swivelling attachment device: inclusive
  • Long link plates: option
  • Turnbuckle cylinder: option
  • Reefing kit: option incl. 25m reefing line dia 10mm + 1 stanchion block art Wichard 30125 + 3 stanchion blocks art Wichard 30025