With 2014 now behind us, we thought we’d take a quick look over RSB’s major achievements for the year that’s past.
Having pulled a very impressive number of rigs in 2014, together with the completion of many many other rigging and rope work projects, the biggest achievement of all for the RSB Rigging Solutions team was the successful unstepping of the 22 ton, 65m rig of the 56m Perini Navi SY Asahi, the heaviest rig ever to be pulled in Palma. The yacht had specifically sailed back from Hawaii to have this procedure completed by the RSB Rigging professionals.
The yacht required a 450 ton, 80m crane to be brought over from Barcelona to achieve the project. The process went very smoothly and after the mast, along with the mizzen mast, had been serviced and maintained and redressed the restepping took place equally as successfully. RSB's Steve Branagh stated, '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.'
'We are proud to have completed the Asahi restep, such an interesting and challenging project. We also achieved the restepping of 3 rigs in just 2 days in February. Another of Perini Navis sailing yachts, the 50m Ketch Is A Rose having both her rigs restepped successfully together with the 34m McMullen and Wing SY Nephele's rig being restepped the following day.'
'Another feather to RSBs cap was the pulling of three rigs successfully in one day. The 24m Wally sailing yacht J One, together with Claasen Shipyards 26m ketch S/Y Velacarina were all completed one after the other without a hitch.'
All in all a very successful 2014. And now.... here's our very best wish to all our clients and friends for a fabulous, happy and successful 2015!