Vang King – Keep Your Boom Up.

Allen Vang King on Hunter 707 Keelboat

The Vang King is not just a gas strut; it’s a game-changer in vang control systems for keelboats up to 26ft. Designed to serve as a boom support system, the Vang King seamlessly integrates with a purchase system to deliver unmatched control of your mainsail vang settings.

In light winds, the Vang King will hold the boom up which will reduce the unwanted weight on the mainsail leech and thus result in a better sail shape and more speed. Whether you’re cruising or racing, the Vang King ensures optimal performance in every sailing condition.

In the top end of the Vang King is a plain bearing 37.8mm sheave meticulously engineered to withstand the rigours of yachts up to 26ft. This plain-bearing sheave ensures smooth operation and superior load-bearing capacity, guaranteeing reliability even when subject to high static loads.

What sets the Vang King apart is its unique attachment post at the base, featuring three reinforced stainless-steel ferrules. These strategically placed holes offer versatile rigging options, allowing you to customize your setup with ease. Whether you need to dead-end rope or attach shackles and blocks, the Vang King gives you the flexibility to rig your boat according to your specific needs and preferences.

  • Allen Vang King on Hunter 707 Keelboat
  • close up of 40mm becket and fiddle block on vang king
  • Close up of Mast base on 707

Furthermore, adjusting the gas strut inside the Vang King is a breeze. By simply removing the screws holding the base plug in position and using an Allen key to open the grub screw, you can fine-tune the return pressure to achieve optimal performance. It’s worth noting the gas strut can only be deflated.

Available in two sizes, the Vang King caters to a wide range of keelboat configurations. Whether you opt for Size 1 with its maximum open length of 982mm and closed length of 782mm, or Size 2 with its extended dimensions, you can trust in the reliability and performance of the Vang King.

SKUTitleBoat Length FtMaximum Line Diameter MmMaximum Return Pressure KgPin Center Length Closed MmPin Center Length Open MmPin Diameter MmStroke MmWeight G
A1714Size 1 Vang King16 – 2681227829829.32001270
A1715Size 2 Vang King16 – 268122110413049.3200
A1715-M24Size 2 Vang King For Melges 2416 – 268122110413049.3200

As we launch the Vang King, we’re excited to see how it will transform vang control systems and elevate the sailing experience for enthusiasts and professionals alike. With its innovative design and unparalleled performance, the Vang King has already been adopted by some high-performance keelboat one-design classes, such as the Dragon, Melges 24 and Hunter 707.

Experience the power of the Vang King for yourself and elevate your sailing performance to new heights. For more information please contact our sales team on or +44 (0) 1621 774689.