HISTORICAL HEGEMONY. Again in 2021, Rafel Figuerola, head of the Pativela.cat shipyard, continued to maintain his ample leadership in the manufacture of sailboats. Since 2014 he has already registered more than 200 skates.
(22-2-2022). The registration of new sailing skates fell by 17% in 2021. In total, 30 boats were registered, compared to 36 the previous year. The Pativela.cat shipyard accounted for 83% of the new registrations.
For the fourth consecutive year, 2021 once again followed a regressive path in the number of registered sailboats, in relation to those of the previous year. Last year, 30 new sailing skates were registered, that is, 6 fewer than those registered in 2020 (-17%). That fall would have been the most pronounced in the last four years, since in 2020, the fall, in relation to 2019, stood at 5%; that of 2019, in relation to 2018, at 3%; and that of 2018, in relation to 2017, at 9%.
The 36 sailboats registered during the past 2021 meant that production was slightly above that of 2014 when 29 boats of the class were registered.
This is stated on the Adipav website, in the sailing skid numbers section. Said section includes, since 2014, the number of boats registered annually, their shipyard, the owner, weight of the boat, moment of inertia, material, color and material of its sheet bar.
260 NEW SKATES IN 8 YEARS
From the data extracted from said source, it can be deduced that from 2014 to 2021, a total of 260 new sailing skates have been registered, being the year 2017 in which the most registrations were registered with 43. The next best years were the 2018 (39 boats) and 2019 (38).
Of these 260 new sailboats, 79.23% have been built by the Pativale.cat shipyard, while the other builder with the highest number of registered boats has been BarCu, with 15.77% of the total.
PATIVELA.CAT KEEPS RULING
The construction hegemony of the Pativela.cat shipyard has been continued since 2014. The shipyard directed by Rafel Figuerola registered in 2021 83% of the 30 skates registered in total throughout the year.
For its part, the BarCu shipyard, governed by Alfonso Clavero, contributed the remaining 17%.
No registrations were recorded for the rest of the shipyards.
The year in which Pativela.cat contributed the largest number of registrations was 2017 with 37 boats. They followed the 2018 exercise, with 32; and 2020, with 29.
The 25 skates registered by Pativela.cat last 2021 equaled the number of skates that were registered in 2019.
For its part, the 5 skates registered by BarCu last year were the lowest figure in the last four years. It should be noted that the year in which the Alfonso Clavero shipyard broke its particular construction record was in 2019 when it registered up to 12 sail skates.
HYBRIDS VS WOOD
For the second consecutive year, it has been shown that the ‘pulse’ between new hybrid boats (fiber floats) and wooden ones persists. In this way, of the 30 sailboats registered in 2021, 16 corresponded to hybrid boats, while there were 14 wooden boats. All the boats made of this last material were all built by Pativela.cat, from which it can be deduced that Of the 25 boats delivered by the Figuerola shipyard last year, the majority (56%) were wooden, while 44% were hybrids.
In the case of the BarCu shipyard, all the vessels registered in 2021 were hybrids.