Last week in Mallorca saw the rigging and NDT (non-destructive testing) specialists Marine Results smash a record, when the company un-stepped the tallest rig ever to be removed from a yacht on the island. The work on the 75,9m rig of the 58,4m luxury sailing yacht KOKOMO (ex Kokomo III) is being performed at STP Boatyard in Palma, Mallorca.
Jon Morris, who led the team, said: “This is a very tall mast and we believe that it is in fact the tallest ever to be un-stepped in Palma. We had to specify the crane size to STP, the shipyard where the work is being carried out, who had to bring in a special crane from mainland Spain. The same crane will have to return to re-step the rig as there is none suitable on the island of Mallorca.”
The impressive mast of superyacht KOKOMO was built by Southern Spars in carbon fibre, and is stayed with Nitronic 50 rod and ECSix carbon stays, with a lifting weight of 21 tons. Her rig is undergoing a complete inspection in accordance with a five year service plan.
Works on luxury yacht KOKOMO (ex Kokomo III) to be performed by Marine Results will include inspecting all components using advanced NDT techniques, as well as replacing any wearing or faulty components. The team is also removing all the fittings ready for the mast to be painted by Rolling Stock. The mast will be re-stepped in January 2016.