Details | Fitting | Boats fitted with Boomstrut

  • Six sizes to suit yachts up to 12m/40ft LOA
  • Patented flexing spring provides fast response and a constant force for vang efficiency
    The boomstrut's lightweight, low-profile design features two flexible coated fibreglass rods which provide the force to support the boom. Pulling the boom downwith a conventional kicker causes the Boomstrut to flex upwards; releasing straightens the rods, thereby lifting and supporting the boom.
  • Maintenance-free, durable design
    Eliminates friction and sliding parts.
  • Improved performance
    Less weight and windage
  • Easy installation
    There's no need to replace your existing hardware - the Boomstrut mounts independently inside the existing kicking strap tackle.
  • Simple-to-follow instructions
    The Boomstrut is supplied with complete fitting instructions and more comprehensive details are available on our website,
  • Mast fitting can use existing luff groove
    To eliminate drilling, the Boomstrut's mast bracket can be slotted into your mast's luff groove.
  • Contoured boom fitting
    The Boomstrut's boom bracket is contoured to fit both round and flat boom profiles.
  • Carefully designed & constructed
    The Barton Boomstrut has been carefully designed and constructed to eliminate sharp edges, minimise parts and provide trouble-free installation and use.

    All parts are from high-grade stainless steel and Spectro grey anodised aluminium for good looks and durability.
Suggested boat length (m)
rods can be
reduced by* mm
Max initial full
Max stroke at full adjustment
Barton Boonstrut
44 001 762 125 250 120 35
Up to 6.0m
44 010 960 150 300 150 90
6.0 to 7.5m
44 020 1070 150 300 150 140
7.5 to 9.0m
44 030 1180 150 300 150 185
9.0m to 10.5m
44 035 1320 150 230 200 230
10.5m to 12m
44 040 1450 150 230 200 270
*The maximum amount the boomstrut rods can be shortened to fit inside the vang area.

**The maximum amount of available pin-to-pin travel when flexed.

*** The downward forcethe boomstrut will support at the point of the boom fitting attchment.

These are approximate measurements which may vary depending on boat type.
Barton Marine - Dinghy Boomstrut
Barton Marine - Dinghy Boomstrut

The Dinghy Boomstrut

  • Ideal for:
    Sailing Schools
    Training Boats
    Trailer Sailors
    Cruising day boats

  • Maintenance free
  • Fits in minutes
  • No drilling required

With no extra parts or drilling required and is simply tied off at the mast to secure in place, negating the need for drilling. At the top of the rods, a fully adjustable webbing cradle supports the boom and as the cradle is not directly attached to the boom, it does not restrict the boom from rolling around its central axis to follow the sail when reefing.