RSB Rigging Solutions was contracted last year to supply the running rigging package on yet another of the most prestigious sailing yacht projects of 2015: 46m Vitters Shipyard built S/Y Unfurled.
Steve went to Holland for the commissioning and first sea trials following a successful two days at METS. and had this to say; “As with any launch in Northern Europe at this time of year you are held to ransom by the weather when it comes to completing sea trials, rig, and deck work, and this project has been no different.
The brand new 46m S/Y Unfurled was launched last year from the renowned Vitters Shipyard in Holland. She is the newest in a long line of yachts with the name “Unfurled” and replaces the 34m Royal Huisman built yacht, that was recently sold and is now called S/Y Spiip.
Allan Wester heads up the RSB Rigging Solutions splicing department, he states: ‘This was the 2nd highly prestigious project of 2015 for which we provided a full running rigging. Being a relatively small splicing team, we are incredibly proud of our growing resume. This goes to show the level of expertise for which we are now becoming known in the industry.'
Steve Branagh, founder of RSB Rigging Solutions, has recently returned from S/Y Unfurled’s debut appearance in the Caribbean, and shall be competing with them in their first ever regatta, Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta and Rendezvous which begins on the 9th March, followed by the St Barths Bucket.
Steve comments, 'The new Frers designed Unfurled has been an amazing project for RSB to be involved with. Having supplied all the running rigging and lock strops to the boat, it has been great to sail on-board in Antigua. As the boat was delayed into Antigua due to the shocking European winter weather that made the Atlantic crossing a game of cat and mouse with the storm systems we were unable to take part in the Antigua Super Yacht Challenge. However, we spent a very productive week putting the boat through her paces, checking that the full wardrobe of Norths 3Di sails fit and go up and down as they should, whilst also starting the data logging processes that are so critical with these large super yacht projects.'
S/Y Unfurled is also a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards for Sailing Yachts 45m and above. We wish the owner and Unfurled team the best of luck for all her appearances this year.
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