RSB to Un-Step Heaviest Mast Ever to be Pulled in Palma

Posted: 10th April 2014 | Written by: RSB Rigging Solutions

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Last week the Perini Navi 56m Ketch, SY Asahi, arrived in Palma de Mallorca. Sailing Yacht Asahi, launched in 2010, is a new customer to RSB Rigging Solutions.

 RSB Rigging Solutions have had a team onboard preparing the rigs for the unstepping procedure throughout the week. The current plan is for the crane to arrive from Barcelona on the 14th of April and both masts to be removed before the Easter holidays. The main mast is 65m high, manufactured out of aluminium and weighs 22 Tons. This is a huge project for both RSB Rigging Solutions and the STP yard in Palma de Mallorca as Asahi will require a 450 Ton crane to lift the rigs; the biggest that has ever been used in the yard. The crane is 80m high and will be brought in from Barcelona.

 Steve Branagh the managing director of RSB states:

 “We are very happy to have Asahi in Palma and look forward to working with the captain and crew on the rig refit. This is a great project for RSB that will showcase the expertise and the second to none facilities that are available in Palma”

 RSB Rigging Solutions are one of the leading rigging companies world wide and are based in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics. Started in 2005 they provide a complete service for the maintenance, refit and repair of masts and associated hardware. They also service or replace both Nitronic and Composite standing rigging and have completed a large number of composite rigging retrofits in Palma. As a European agent for Southern Spars they deal with a vast majority of service and warranty work on both the masts and the EC6 composite rigging.

 They have a large running rigging and rope department onsite capable of servicing customers both locally and worldwide. In the last three years RSB have also targeted the motor yacht market and have built mooring lines, tow lines and tender lifting systems, as well as external access systems for wash downs for a large number of motor yachts.

 RSB Rigging Solutions can provide you with an efficient and professional service package for all your rigging needs.

 For all enquiries regarding RSB Rigging Solutions Products and Services please contact info@rsb-rigging.com or phone +34 971 495 931

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