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Tasbulk: Crafting a Custom Storage Solution for Ocean Racing

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At Tasbulk, we pride ourselves on delivering tailored solutions to meet our clients' unique needs. When a customer approached us with a request to securely store bags of sails for their ocean racing yacht, we knew we had to rise to the challenge. Tasmania's wild elements necessitated a robust and specialized storage solution, and we were excited to deliver a custom-fabricated 40ft high cube container that exceeded expectations.

The Challenge: Secure Storage for Sails

Ocean racing yachts require sails that are often damp and delicate, needing protection from the harsh Tasmanian weather. The customer needed a secure, ventilated, and climate-controlled environment to store these sails, ensuring they remained in top condition for the next race. Our team at Tasbulk was tasked with designing and manufacturing a storage container that could meet these stringent requirements.

Why Tasbulk?

With over four decades of experience, Tasbulk has become synonymous with quality and reliability in Tasmania. Our expertise in manufacturing custom containers, combined with our commitment to customer satisfaction, made us the perfect partner for this project. We understand the local climate and the specific needs of various industries, enabling us to provide solutions that stand the test of time.

The Solution: A Custom 40ft High Cube Container

We started by selecting a 40ft high cube container, offering ample space and the height needed for efficient storage. However, to meet the unique demands of storing ocean racing yacht sails, we incorporated several custom modifications:

  1. Vents Installation: To ensure proper air circulation, we installed vents strategically around the container. This would help in preventing mold and mildew, which are common issues when storing damp items.

  2. Reverse Cycle A/C System: We added a reverse cycle air conditioning system to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level inside the container. This feature was crucial for protecting the sails from extreme temperature variations and ensuring they dried properly.

  3. Custom Shelving with Slats: Understanding that the sails are often damp when stored, we designed and installed custom shelving with slats. These slatted shelves allowed the sails to breathe and dry, preventing moisture buildup and potential damage.

  4. Touch-Up and Finishing: To provide extra protection against the elements, we gave the container a thorough touch-up, ensuring it was sealed and weatherproof. This included adding a coat of non-slip paint to the floor to help prevent any injuries when moving inside the container whilst wet.

Organizing the Delivery

Our strong relationships with local transport operators ensured a smooth delivery process. We coordinated closely with the customer to arrange a timely and efficient delivery, making sure the container arrived in perfect condition and ready for immediate use.

The Result: Optimal Storage Conditions

The custom 40ft high cube container performed exceptionally well, providing the ideal environment for storing the yacht sails. The combination of slatted shelves, vents, and the reverse cycle A/C system ensured excellent air circulation and drying conditions, keeping the sails in pristine condition and ready for the next race.

Looking Ahead

This project highlights Tasbulk's ability to deliver bespoke solutions tailored to our clients' specific needs. Whether it’s for ocean racing yachts or any other unique requirement, our custom containers offer unmatched reliability and functionality.


Creating a custom-manufactured 40ft high cube container for storing ocean racing yacht sails was a rewarding challenge for Tasbulk. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction drove the success of this project, resulting in a storage solution that met and exceeded the customer's expectations.

At Tasbulk, we continue to innovate and provide exceptional service to our clients across Tasmania. If you need a specialized storage solution, trust Tasbulk to deliver with expertise and dedication. We're here to support you, ensuring your valuable assets are protected from Tasmania's wild elements.