R&D Manager, Future Fibres

Jonathan Duval

Working at Future Fibres for almost 10 years, Jonathan has been running the R&D Department since 2016. Joining his two passions of sailing and engineering, he is in charge of new composite rigging developments for the racing, cruising and superyacht sectors. Jonathan has been part of rigging projects for the Volvo Ocean Race, the TP52 fleet and more recently the 2021 America’s Cup amongst others. Working on a wide variety of rigging products, from solid carbon rigging to multistrand carbon rigging, including textile rigging, his team’s latest work has been mainly focused on the latest generation of composite rigging; the high performance hybrid AEROsix product.