Record Winter/Spring for RSB

Record Winter/Spring for RSB

Published 10 July 2014
Published 10 July 2014

Since ex super yacht captain and sailor, Steve Branagh, started RSB Rigging Solutions in 2005, the business has grown annually both in number of clients and reputation. This year has been no exception.

Throughout the winter/spring refit season RSB Rigging Solutions has put a massive eighteen Superyachts with a total of 24 masts through full rig refit programs and also found time to remove 5 communications masts from 3 large powerboats. While all this was going on the running rigging department have produced 26 kilometers of running rigging and mooring lines for projects ranging from new build Superyachts to 75 meter powerboats.

Russ Brown, operations manager of RSB states: ‘We have had an exceptional winter yard period this year. The whole team has worked incredibly hard and really pulled together to deliver an extraordinary number of completed refit programs as well as all the other projects we have have undertaken at the same time. So much so that we have recruited new riggers throughout the season in order to keep up with demand. Our client list of motor yachts has also been growing steadily for the last two years, with this year being at an all time high. Our splicing team has built mooring lines for yachts such as Kisses, Bartender, Ilona, Eminence, Slipstream and Tranquility to name just a few.'

During the winter RSB had a few firsts for Palma de Mallorca, including re-stepping three large rigs in two days (Perini Ketch S/Y Is a Rose, and McMullen & Wing built S/Y Nephele), as well as un-stepping the heaviest rig ever to be pulled in Palma; the 20 Ton main mast from the 56 meter Perini ketch S/Y Asahi.

While Palma is the hub of operations for RSB we have also sent our rigging technicians further afield with trips to Finland for the refit on the Wally 105 ketch Nariida and Cartegena for the Swan 100 Muzuni rig pull and refit.

Steve Branagh, founder of RSB Rigging Solutions says, 'We are very proud of our team and their achievements throughout the winter and spring. Currently the pace has not let up with a number of yachts choosing to carry out refit work over the summer period meaning we will remain busy right through until the autumn when it all starts again.…we are already expecting to match this year in 2015. The fact that our work force is now so international speaks volumes. We are very lucky to have recruited such a skilled and hard working team. It is a real testament to everyone that we are so busy throughout the year with many of the guys regularly asked to crew on various boats at regattas all over the world.'

RSB Rigging Solutions are one of the leading rigging companies world wide and are based in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics. Started in 2005 they provide a complete service for the maintenance, refit and repair of masts and associated hardware. They also service or replace both Nitronic and Composite standing rigging and have completed a large number of composite rigging retrofits in Palma. As a European agent for Southern Spars they deal with a vast majority of service and warranty work on both the masts and the EC6 composite rigging.

They have a large running rigging and rope department onsite capable of servicing customers both locally and worldwide. In the last three years RSB have also targeted the motor yacht market and have built mooring lines, tow lines and tender lifting systems, as well as external access systems for wash downs for a large number of motor yachts.

RSB Rigging Solutions can provide you with an efficient and professional service package for all your rigging needs. For all enquiries regarding RSB Rigging Solutions Products and Services please contact or phone +34 971 495 931

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