Last week the RSB Rigging Solutions team re-stepped the 22 Ton, 65 meter mast onboard the Perini Navi 56m Ketch, SY Asahi; the heaviest mast ever to be re-stepped in Palma. Asahi sailed back from Hawaii in February specifically to get this project completed by RSB. The boat arrived in Palma de Mallorca in April and the RSB team have been working all summer on her rigging service program. During September the team have been redressing both masts and preparing them for the re-stepping procedure. Due to the weight of Asahi’s main mast it is again necessary to bring the crane for the re-step over from Barcelona.
Steve Branagh the managing director of RSB states: 'Asahi’s main mast is 65m high, manufactured out of aluminium and weighs 22 Tons. This has been a huge project for both RSB Rigging Solutions and the STP yard in Palma de Mallorca as Asahi requires a 450 Ton crane to lift the rigs; at 80m, it is the biggest crane that has ever been used in the yard. Our riggers have been working very hard throughout the summer on a number of ongoing projects, with Asahi being one of our major summer rigging programs. It is with great pleasure that we complete the Asahi re-step and we are all proud to have been part of such an interesting and challenging project.'
A massive achievement for RSB and for yachting in Palma. A bit of RSB Rigging background... 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.
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