The origins of Composite Solutions Inc. can be traced to the mid-1970’s. It was then that founder Jeffrey Kent began building carbon composite parts for Tornado catamarans and DN Iceboats. Based on this experience Jeffrey formed a partnership with then aluminum Spar builder Hall Spars of Bristol, Rhode Island in 1989. The mission was to introduce composite products and autoclave technology to the spar industry. With major involvement of the successful America’s Cup Winner “America 3” syndicate. Through Jeff’s involvement and creativity they quickly advanced to a position as a premiere carbon spar builder in the world.
Following this success Jeff went out on his own and founded Composite Solutions Inc. in 1997. Since then Composite Solutions Inc. has manufactured high quality composite components primarily for the marine sector and has produced excellent results in other industries as well. From custom one-off pieces to production parts, CSI takes pride in its recognition as the source of the finest rudders, spars, wheels, and structural components in the industry.
Composite Solutions is proud of its design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities. For custom products, CSI is particularly unique in its ability to process composite materials while dealing with complex designs and difficult process issues. Our technical experience combined with production flexibility offers our clients the opportunity to utilize composite construction and take advantage of all that composites have to offer.
All production is done in our well-equipped shop which includes a 60′ autoclave, a walk-in oven for oversized parts, a complete machine shop, a CNC router/miller and winding machines. This equipment gives us the flexibility we need to produce the finest carbon composite products available.
We have long term working relationships with many well known designers, engineers, and boat builders worldwide. Our engineering strength combined with our sailing know-how, skilled workforce and rigorous quality controls guarantee superior products. We have engineered rigs, rudders and custom products for family cruisers and mega yachts, PHRF, IRC, and grand-prix racers, and America’s Cup Class racers. We use the same careful and painstaking engineering and quality control for every project.
Contact us to find out how we can help you with your next project.
We have supplied components and parts to industry leaders including:
Aquidneck Custom Composites
Dana Robes Boatbuilders
French and Webb
Goetz Custom Boats
Lockheed Martin Corp
Lyman Morse Boatbuilders
Melges Performance Sailboats
Morelli & Melvin
Carkeek Yacht Design
Kernan Yacht Design
Van Gorkum Yacht Design