Earlier this month three RSB Rigging Solutions teams un-stepped rigs on four super yachts, in two destinations, within just 36 hours. In just one day, our riggers performed three rig pulls in the sailing yacht capital of the Mediterranean, Palma de Mallorca. Working in the STP shipyard in Palma, RSB un-stepped the masts of the Wally 80, S/Y Tilakkhana, Wally 77, S/Y Lyra, and the Vaton 100, S/Y Blue Diamond.
Russ Brown comments on the team’s achievements, just over the water in Valencia a third RSB team led by Francesc Terrasa were tasked with un-stepping the 45 meter rig on-board the Swan 112, S/Y Fruition II. With the operation completed and the rig on the ground the measurement and cataloguing of the rods for the rig refit was carried out before the rig was broken down and hung in the towers for painting.
‘Generally in October and November the rig pull and refit schedule is very busy; this year has been no exception. With so many clients trying to get masts out for winter refits, others trying to restep masts to get to the Caribbean for the winter season and many carrying out their regular maintenance programs we spend a lot of time on organisation and planning. Once again this has paid off with these masts coming out on time allowing the yachts to start their busy refit programs with minimal disruption. While it is never easy un-stepping this amount of masts in such a short period of time the quality and expertise of the RSB teams allows us to take on these challenges, however if truth be known we would rather not do this to often!! ’
The RSB teams will be working closely with the crews for the duration of the projects to make sure that the work goes to plan, allowing the masts to be re-stepped on schedule once the work is completed.