Founded by ex super yacht captain and sailor Steve Branagh in 2005, the RSB Rigging Solutions has grown annually both in number of clients as well as reputation. The year 2014 has been no exception.
Throughout the winter/spring refit season RSB Rigging Solutions has put a massive eighteen Superyachts with a total of 24 masts through full rig refit programs and also found time to remove 5 communications masts from 3 large powerboats. While all this was going on the running rigging department have produced 26 kilometers of running rigging and mooring lines for projects ranging from new build Superyachts to 75 meter powerboats.
Russ Brown, operations manager of RSB states: “We have had an exceptional winter yard period this year. The whole team has worked incredibly hard and really pulled together to deliver an extraordinary number of completed refit programs as well as all the other projects we have have undertaken at the same time. So much so that we have recruited new riggers throughout the season in order to keep up with demand.
Our client list of motor yachts has also been growing steadily for the last two years, with this year being at an all time high. Our splicing team has built mooring lines for yachts such as superyacht Kisses, luxury yacht Bartender, mega yacht Ilona, Eminence yacht, charter yacht Slipstream and super yacht Tranquility to name just a few.”
During the winter RSB had a few firsts for Palma de Mallorca, including re-stepping three large rigs in two days (Perini Ketch S/Y Is a Rose, and McMullen & Wing built charter yacht Nephele), as well as un-stepping the heaviest rig ever to be pulled in Palma; the 20 Ton main mast from the 56 meter Perini ketch S/Y Asahi.
While Palma is the hub of operations for RSB they have also sent their rigging technicians further afield with trips to Finland for the refit on the Wally 105 ketch Nariida and Cartegena for the Swan 100 yacht Muzuni rig pull and refit.
Steve Branagh, founder of RSB Rigging Solutions says: “We are very proud of our team and their achievements throughout the winter and spring. Currently the pace has not let up with a number of yachts choosing to carry out refit work over the summer period meaning we will remain busy right through until the autumn when it all starts again.…we are already expecting to match this year in 2015.
The fact that our work force is now so international speaks volumes. We are very lucky to have recruited such a skilled and hard working team. It is a real testament to everyone that we are so busy throughout the year with many of the guys regularly asked to crew on various boats at regattas all over the world.”