Performance, reliability and above all safety of the yacht and its crew depend directly on the condition of the mast and rigging. Not well known and difficult to access, it is too often overlooked.
Manufacturers of rigging are unanimous, announcing an average lifespan of 10 years, and recommend a visual inspection once a year and full service (mast out) every 6 to 10 years. After this period, many insurance companies do not cover for the hardware or physical damage.
Alternative Performance Yachting inspects, adjusts or replaces your rigging.
Manufacturers and some insurance companies do not endorse a mast over 10 years old.
A visual inspection
once a year
B visual inspection
mast in - jack down
every 5 years
C full service
every 6 to 10 years
After each inspection, a comprehensive report including pictures will be provided.
If the rig requires more than checking, the cost of the inspection will be deducted.
Rigging - Deck Layout - Fittings - Boat Accessories
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