MEET THE

skilled riggers with vast experience

MEET THE

skilled riggers with vast experience

Click on the profiles below to learn more about the RSB Rigging Solutions team.

  • Steve Branagh
    Managing director
    Steve started RSB Rigging Solutions in September 2005. With his 20+ years experience as a yacht captain and involvement in the marine industry, Steve has built a loyal, motivated and talented team. He sails with many of RSB's clients in regattas worldwide keeping RSB in the forefront of the ever-changing superyacht industry.
  • Russ Brown
    General Manager
    Russ joined RSB in 2008 and is now responsible for the day to day management of the teams, project management, job planning and scheduling. With his sailing background, Russ has an excellent understanding of the high standards required in the industry. He also sails with a number of our clients including the Wally 94 Open Season, the Wally 77 J One and the 40 meter modern classic Maria Cattiva. He is present at most of the big-boat Mediterranean regattas. Russ has completed both the Future Fibres Service Technician course and the OYS rod heading and servicing course. Russ also sails on Wally Ciento, Open Season and J One.
  • Mark Timmins
    Project Manager
    Mark joined the RSB team as a project manager. His responsibilities include the overseeing of rig-pull and refit projects from start to finish. Mark has worked with several leading mast manufacturers and some of the largest sailing yachts in the world. He clearly understands the level of finish required by Captains. Mark has completed both the Future Fibres Service Technician course and the OYS rod heading and servicing course and carries out a majority of the rig inspections we undertake. Mark also sails with a number of our clients and can be found at Superyacht regattas both in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
  • Marina Marti
    Office Admin
    Marina has been with RSB since 2011 and is responsible for the administration of the company and the day to day running of the office. Her attention to detail, patience and efficiency mean that all our customers enjoy dealing with her. Marina deals with customer accounts, the requests for quotes and the purchasing and shipping of parts. Marina is very efficient and understands how important it is that schedules are adhered to and projects and paperwork are completed on time.
  • Andy Hartridge
    Project Manager
    Andy joined us in 2010. He has been involved in the rigging industry for more than 10 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the RSB team. Andy is involved with many of our refit projects and runs one of the yard teams that are responsible for preparing masts for unstepping or re-stepping. Andy has completed the Future Fibres Service Technicians course enabling him to deal with the servicing of composite cables and standing rigging and carry out mast and standing rigging inspections.
  • Angus McKay
    Rigger
    Angus has been in the rigging industry for thirteen years and recently joined RSB at the end of the summer 2018. Having learnt to sail at a very young age, Angus has sailed and raced everything from lasers, 49ers and 16ft skiffs to to super yachts. Angus brings with him years of knowledge and experience and will compliment the world renowned team of highly skilled RSB riggers.
  • Helmut Barros
    Rigger
    Helmut joined RSB in 2008 and is a member of one of the teams responsible for the preparation of masts and booms for unstepping and re-stepping and general service work. He is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the machinery and equipment in the workshop and has proven to be a skilled and dedicated member of the team, always striving to complete each job to the highest standard.
  • Esteban Wasylik
    Rigger
    Esteban has been with RSB since 2007 and is a member of one of the yard teams. He is extensively involved in all RSB's refit and retro-refit projects and has successfully completed the Future Fibres technician's training course making him one of our certified service agents. He is a keen sailor and understands the importance of high quality work and the requirements of the Superyacht market.
  • Sergi Batalla
    Splicing Dept. Manager
    Sergi is highly skilled in both rope and leathering work, he works closely with his team in the workshop producing a wide range of running rigging, mooring lines, tow ropes and lifting cables. Sergi also takes on the role as manager of the workshop and Project Managing large jobs for the running rigging department. With 10 years experience in the rigging domain, he joined RSB in October 2012 and is a valuable member of the team.
  • Peter Nanev
    Rigger
    Having completed a course in mechanics Petar began his career in the super yacht industry working on a winter refit with S/Y Is A Rose. He joined RSB in March 2014 after a stint at a local rope manufacturer where he developed his skills braiding cores and covers. Petar’s experience, attention to detail and his familiarity with load testing procedures, splicing and pressing rod heads make him a valuable member of the yard team.
  • Carlos Calbet Vicens
    Ropework/Rigger
    Carlos joined us in June 2015 and has been working with Sergi and Juan in the splicing department. He has worked in the marine industry for a number of years.
  • Francesc Terrasa
    Rigger
    Francesc “Paco” Terrasa started work with RSB in 2015. He has taken on a project management role and is responsible for the day to day running of various refit projects and work. Having worked in the rigging industry for 10 years, he has experience in all aspects of Superyacht refits and has also completed Harken hydraulic servicing courses in Italy. He is a keen sailor who sails with a number of our customers in the various Superyacht regattas here in the Mediterranean.
  • Enric Oro
    Rigger
    Enric has been working as a rigger in Palma for five years and joined RSB as a member of one of our rigging teams on the 1st June 2016. Having learnt to sail at an early age, plus with a racing background and time spent as the captain of a classic sailing yacht, he has an intimate knowledge of whats involved with the rigging and maintenance of boats of all sizes.
  • Ainara Garcia
    Project Manager Assistant
    Ainara joined the operational team at RSB in 2017 to assist Russ and Mark with the daily monitoring of all the projects. Drawing on previous roles in project coordination Ainara has a wealth of experience and is involved in the projects from initial contact right through to delivery. As well assisting our project management team she is also responsible for liaising with the STP office staff ensuring the smooth running of each project. Ainara is a keen linguist and speaks not only English, and Spanish, but also French and Italian.
  • Laura Bordoy
    Office Assistant
    Laura has been with the company since the end of 2017. Palma born and bred, she is fluent in English, Spanish and Mallorquin. Having worked in many customer facing corporate roles, she has a great deal of experience in looking after clients, and assisting in the day to day running of the office. Laura is the assistant to our office manager, Marina, and helps her with the daily tasks involved in running the office including; administration, purchasing and shipping of parts.
  • Paola Daverio
    Accountant
    Paola joined our in-house operational team at RSB as Head of Accounts in 2018. A trilinguist in English, French and Spanish, Paola can communicate with all our clients clearly and aid the smooth running of the projects from a financial perspective. She has a strong background in administration, finance and accounting, and has worked in many multinational companies in both South America and Europe.
  • Joan Pujol
    Ropework/Rigger
    Joan trained as a sound engineer then started in the yachting industry in 2016 as crew with S/Y Windrose of Amsterdam. In 2017 Joan joined RSB as a rigger and in 2018 he turned his attention to honing his skills in our rope-work department by joining our growing splicing team. Joan is born and raised in Mallorca and speaks Spanish, Mallorcan and English.
  • Marco Luoma
    Rigger
    Marco started in the marine industry working with a company dealing with repair and maintenance of sailing boats. His interest in sailing lead him to take a number of sailing courses including the Yachtmaster qualification and complete a number of deliveries. He has been working for RSB Rigging since 2016 and has become a valuable member of the team.
  • Bernat Fornaris
    Rigger
    Born in Palma de Mallorca, Bernat grew up a keen sportsman and sailor who has competed in a number of big Spanish regattas. Bernat initially trained as an arborist and is more than happy working at heights. He has been working with RSB since 2017 and is a valuable member of our rigging team who is very keen to learn and continue developing his skills as a rigger.
  • Mathew Joubert
    Rigger
    Matthew joined RSB at the end of the summer in 2018 having completed a 2 year splicing internship where he was heavily involved in building all the running rigging for the Volvo fleet. As a very keen sailor Matthew has always wanted to be involved in the marine industry and his passion for sailing and racing means he is very keen to learn and take on new challenges.

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