Last week saw the RSB Rigging Solutions team un-step the rigs of the 55-metre VITTERS superyacht MARIE, the overall winner of the 2015 Superyacht Cup Palma. Luxury sailing yacht MARIE reached Palma last month, and went on to win Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta.
Since taking the silverware the masts have come out and luxury yacht MARIE has been lifted out of the water in the STP yard in Palma for a summer refit. During the refit, RSB will be dealing with her full rigging refit program that will include the modification of spreaders, replacement of the PBO standing rigging with Southern Spars EC6 cables, as well as a full repaint of the spars and booms.
The RSB team will be teaming up with the MARIE yacht’s crew throughout the summer months to make sure that the work goes to plan and is on schedule, allowing the masts to be re-stepped once the vessel returns in the water in September.
Steve Branagh, the managing director of RSB, comments: “It’s always a pleasure to sail and work with the talented crew onboard Marie. By replacing the current PBO rigging with Southern’s EC6 we will see an improvement in the way the boat sails which will help us to maintain her already outstanding performance and keep her competitive in a super yacht fleet that continues to get faster and gets more competitive every year.”
Further charter yachts built by Vitters.