Its been a huge month for the RSB team with rig pulls happening on the Wally 100 Alexia, the Spirit 100 Gaia, the Frers 112 Nephele and the Oyster 72 Kealoha 8. While these masts have been coming out we have now started to rebuild the masts for the Perini ketch Is A Rose and re-stepped the the main and mizzen masts onboard the 45 meter Dubois designed ketch Timoneer yesterday. Due to a late start this turned into a long day, we finally got the mizzen into the boat and safe for the night at 9pm opting to hang the booms this morning then use the same crane to remove the 17 meter long mandrel from the boom onboard the Tripp designed sloop Cinderella IV.
During the month we have also been trial sailing on the brand new 46 meter Dubois sloop Ganesha. This stunning boat has just been launched by Vitters in Holland and with the 62 meter Southern Spars rig and a great looking set of North sails should be a boat to watch in the 2014 super yacht regattas.
Peer and Steve were also involved in a seminar held in Palma by the International Marine Surveyors group. The guys were asked to give a tour of the yard and talk to the group about inspections of masts and rigging. The afternoon finished with a talk about ropes, cores and hardware and ended with a Q&A session with Allan in the splicing shop accompanied by a cold beer.
As always in November the METS marine trade show takes place in Amsterdam. Steve, Peer and Allan took this opportunity to meet with various captains, project managers and all our suppliers over the three days that the show is on and arrived back pretty tired after a long show although apparently there was a little time for a couple of cold beers in the evenings!
We are also seeing a lot of our customers heading across the Atlantic for the Caribbean season. We wish everyone a safe trip and look forward to seeing you in the spring when you come back through Palma. RSB will have a number of riggers in the Caribbean for the various super yacht regattas during the winter; don't hesitate to contact us if you require service work to be completed, rigs tuned or replacement running rigging.