Size indeed matters.

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The major refit and remodelling of M5 is nearing completion with an exciting schedule of milestones planned over the next month. Last week the impressive 78m sloop left the Pendennis facilities at dawn to be manoeuvred to Queen’s Wharf at Falmouth Docks in preparation for her enormous 89m mast to be hoisted back into place.  … Read more

Big Gear III

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(Source: Marine Results) We stepped the worlds tallest yacht mast last night. Many thanks for a huge effort from everyone involved. The lift started at 19.00 hrs and beers were in hand by 01.00. We found a very small window in October that kept the wind below 8 knots, apologies to wives and girlfriends that  … Read more

Wield the big stick

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(Source: Future Fibres) Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will  … Read more

Weight Savers

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Rigging specialists Marine Results helps save 18 tonnes from M5 rig (Source: Marine Results) M5, still the world’s largest sailing sloop at 75.2 metres LOA before her refit and now at 77.6m with her new stern, has sliced 18 tonnes off the weight of just her rig alone as a result of extensive component replacement  … Read more

Modern Classic

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  (Source: Marlow) The Classic Series brings Marlow’s knowledge of high-tech, performance running rigging from our Grand Prix Series and Standard range to traditional and classic yachts. The solid white and natural colours of the Classic Series mask the use of exotic materials and high tech manufacturing processes, blending perfectly with the teak decks, wooden  … Read more

New summer signings

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‘Super’ new direction for Spencer Rigging Limited   On 1st July 2013 Spencer Rigging are delighted to be opening their doors to the Superyacht World again.  The company is no stranger to the elite world of Superyachts.  Everyone in the industry will remember Harry Spencer, founder of Spencer Rigging, and his passion for sailing and rigging the  … Read more

Southern News

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Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is  … Read more

Big Deal

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(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma / Todd Cooper) Today I’m proud to say that Doyle Rigging has been chosen as supplier of choice to provide the new running rigging package for the 46 mtr Dubois designed ( http://www.duboisyachts.com/) performance sloop, being built at Vitter’s shipyard in Holland. The running rigging will be built out of custom  … Read more