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Yacht Name: Abu Dhabi

Description: Volvo 70
LOA: 21m 70ft
Mast Height:
Date: 2011

Marine Results provided continued support throughout the Volvo Ocean Race of 2010 – 2011 to the Abu Dhabi team and their Volvo 70, Azzam.    Ensuring that the rig would endure the thousands of miles of ocean sailing, Marine Results carried out regular NDT inspections of the mast and rigging.

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Yacht Name: Aglaia/Ahimsa

Description: Performance Sloop
LOA: 66m 216ft
Mast Height: 83m 272ft
Date: August 2012

We optimized the running rigging systems for one of the world’s tallest masts built in 2011. We supplied a customised rope package to exceed theoretical working loads. We carried out extensive destruction testing of the lines to verify manufacturer’s specifications at our in-house facility. Following a test sail, we designed a safe elegant solution for connecting the genoa sheet to the clew and supplied a prototype which was successfully sail-trialled and has led to the production of two further units used on the boat every day.

In October 2015 with the yacht now renamed Ahimsa, Marine Results is once again taking care of the rig.  A trip she was taking round the world was interrupted due to a lightning strike in Costa Rica.  Ed Danby flew in to the scene and after he carried out an initial local inspection the yacht was moved to San Diego to have the rig pulled out.  There, it became apparent that Ahimsa’s towering 83m (272ft) mast is probably the largest ever to be unstepped in the United States.

When Ed first arrived to inspect the rig for possible damage he spent four days up in the rig of the 66m (216ft) sloop carrying out a thorough NDT advanced ultrasound inspection.  It was then that the yacht was moved to San Diego where there were facilities that enabled the rig to be removed by a team from Marine Results. The mast and rigging were given a further inspection using the company’s advanced NDT equipment.

All the fittings were dismantled and a report was made to the mast manufacturer ready for insurance purposes.  Ed comments “We were able once again to mobilise our international team at short notice, this time to San Diego.  At the same time we were able to take care of a range of logistics, including arranging for the mast cradles to be built locally.”

The rig is expected to be reassembled in February, when the yacht can resume her trip.

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Yacht Name: Antares

Description: Royal Huisman ketch
LOA: 40m 131ft
Mast Height:
Date: 2010 - 2011

Marine Results provides a continued maintenance programme to Antares.  Most recently a one year refit was carried out.

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Yacht Name: Atmosphere

Description: Perini Navi Ketch
LOA: 53 m 174ft
Mast Height:
Date: March 2013

All fittings were removed for inspection, service or repair and a full custom running rigging package was supplied.  The complete mast service and an OYS recommend 8 year refit to the standing rigging was undertaken at our La Ciotat, France, base.  Marine Results worked closely with Perini Navi’s servicing department throughout the refit period, servicing and supplying equipment to the yacht.

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Yacht Name: Athos

Description: Schooner
LOA: 62m 203ft
Mast Height: 61.40m 201ft
Date: July 2012

We completed a super-fast turnaround on this gigantic rig after a crew member of the one year old Hoek design heard a splitting sound coming from the mast just after finishing a race at the Pendennis Superyacht Cup in Falmouth in early July. Close inspection revealed delamination at the heel of the mast. We secured a shoreside site and unstepped the mast and carried out an ultrasound inspection of the mast base.  A repair was carried out round the clock, which included non destructive testing of the repaired area. The rig was re-stepped two days later and the yacht went on to win her class at the Cowes Superyacht Cup.

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Yacht Name: Aurore

Description: Perini Navi Ketch
LOA: 50m 164ft
Mast Height: 51.4m 168.6ft
Date: Summer 2011

We carried out a rod rigging re-fit. Both masts were unstepped and all fittings were removed for inspection, service or repair.

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Yacht Name: Bare Necessities

Description: Oyster 82 sailing yacht
LOA: 82ft
Mast Height:
Date: May 2015

May 2015: The Oyster 82 Bare Necessities changed hands in the spring of 2015.  As part of the purchase process Marine Results were asked to carry out a pre-purchase survey on the mast, boom and standing rigging for the new owner.Then, once the sale of the vessel was completed the team, headed by Ben Porteous, carried out a full 10 year service of the rig and rigging in Lymington, UK which involved unstepping the mast and servicing all the standing rigging.  All components that were being re-used in the rig were subjected to rigorous NDT testing to reveal any hairline cracks or invisible damage by using fluorescent water washable dye penetrant.

The team also serviced the vang, backstay, outhaul cylinders and pump panel. The furlers were returned to Germany to the original manufacturer for a service.  An almost complete replacement set of running rigging was supplied, plus new aloft equipment.  All mast fittings were serviced including replacing or improving all worn components. Finally the mast was re-stepped and Bare Necessities has now headed to a new life in the Mediterranean.

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Yacht Name: Black Pearl

Description: Luxury Sailing Superyacht with 3 DynaRig masts.
LOA: 105m
Mast Height: 75m
Date: September 2016

We’re delighted to have been involved in such an exciting project. 105 metres with 3 DynaRig masts.

 

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Yacht Name: Burrasca

Description: Perini Navi ketch
LOA: 56 metres (184 ft)
Mast Height:
Date: 2014

Marine Results is just about to complete the first part of a major service on the two masts of the sailing superyacht Burrasca.  The work, carried out in early 2014 involved pulling out the masts for the first time since the yacht was commissioned in 2003. The standing rigging was serviced to OEM guidelines, while a full service of mast fixtures and fittings was carried out along with the survey of all running rigging.  The team also carried out a full service on the hydraulic cylinders and furlers associated with the standing rigging.

Built by Perini Navi, the 56 metre (184 foot) luxury ketch was in Valencia, Spain when the team from Marine Results carried out the service work.

The Marine Results team returned to Valencia in July 2014 to restep the rig ready for sailing. They carried out tuning and commissioning then took part in sailing trials, leaving just one day to spare before the owner joined the boat for a three week cruise in the Mediterranean.

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Yacht Name: Christopher

Description: Ron Holland designed luxury sailing ketch
LOA: 46 metres (150'11"ft)
Mast Height:
Date: May 2014

May 2014:  Marine Results provided a full rope package to this sophisticated sailing yacht while she was in the UK for the Pendennis Cup in May 2014.  The team also carried out NDT (non destructive testing) on all the standing rigging mast fittings to check for any hidden flaws. Christopher was built by Pendennis Shipyard in 2010. During the Cup, reports Ed Danby, “we hosted the pilots of the Red Arrows display team on board!”  The Red Arrows were performing during the Pendennis Cup to add a thrill to the UK’s premier superyacht event.

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Yacht Name: Extreme 40s

Description: Extreme 40
LOA: 40ft
Mast Height:
Date: 29 August 2014

Marine Results are making sure the rigs and structures are holding together for the nine ultra-performance catamarans that race in the Extreme Sailing Series, the world’s best established stadium thrill-seekers’ spectator event. Prior to the most recent event (at the time of writing, the Cardiff showdown had just finished on 26th August 2014) where 11 of the competitors lined up for the start, a team from Marine Results were busy undertaking ultrasound inspections of the hulls, beams and masts, looking for tiny or invisible faults that could make or break success on the water.  Marine Results were called in by risk assessors R & Q Insurance who are underwriting the high tech yachts.  “This is the third time that Marine Results has been called in to inspect the Extreme 40s,” explains the company’s Ed Danby.  “We are proud to be the trusted partner of R&Q, to continue our relationship with such a high profile event, an important training ground for America’s Cup skippers and crews.”

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Yacht Name: Felicita West

Description: Ketch
LOA: 64m 210ft
Mast Height: 60m 196ft
Date: 2011/2013

Marine Results carried out a one-year OYS recommended standing rigging service  in Genoa in 2011.   More recently we serviced the vangs of the two masts during spring 2013.

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Yacht Name: Foftein II

Description: Ocean going sailing sloop
LOA: 30.21m 99.09 ft
Mast Height:
Date: July 2013

Foftein II is a Frers designed 100 ft sailing sloop built by Royal Huisman which has sailed many thousands of miles.  She sails in pursuit of ocean wild life, particularly whales, the first love of her owner, a passionate wildlife conservationist and film maker.  Marine Results called in to service the rig, replacing a number of rods and key components in a milestone overhaul, at the company’s base in La Ciotat, France.  The rig is now re-stepped, and following sail trials, Foftein II resumes her busy schedule.

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Yacht Name: Gamesa

Description: Open 60
LOA: 18m 60ft
Mast Height:
Date: October 2012

We checked over all the rig components for Mike Golding’s Gamesa, an Open 60 , to ensure that nothing was left to chance before the start of the gruelling single handed round the world Vendee Globe in November 2012.  We provided NDT support and carried out a keel resonance test.  Gamesa not only finished the race (9 of the 20 starters did not) but gained 6th place.

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Yacht Name: Georgia

Description: Sloop
LOA: 48.5m 159ft
Mast Height:
Date: 2011

The collaboration between Marine Results and one of the largest sloops in the world continues. A one year rig service was carried out in Costa Rica after a knock-down.  We also supplied running rigging to the project.  This involved making new halyard lock slugs, and swaging them onto 14mm 7 x 19 wire.  The wire was hand spliced into the rope halyard tails.   The tensile testing machine was used to prove the holding power of the slug, using an extra sample version. We made a jig which was a copy of the halyard lock and pulled the wire to destruction to see whether the lock would slip or the wire would break.  The wire failed at 24.5 tonnes.  We have also supported the yacht on its round the world cruise at various ports.

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Yacht Name: Grey Goose

Description: Swan
LOA:
Mast Height:
Date: February 2013

We were employed by a German insurance company to provide an impartial opinion as an independent witness on a failed D3 stay.  Grey Goose had sailed from Newport RI to Antigua and crash gybed smashing the boom.  It was later found that the starboard D3 top terminal of the Southern Spars EC6 rigging had failed and this was possibly not due to the crash gybe.

We inspected that stay and all the other stays after the mast was pulled out in English Harbour in Antigua and made our report to the insurance company.

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Yacht Name: Hetairos

Description: Ketch
LOA: 43m 140ft
Mast Height:
Date: July 2012

We inspected the rig and half a tonne of metal components in our dye penetrant facility after the yacht suffered a violent grounding. Each component was run through our test facility with only one failure, a mizzen mast V1 deck toggle whose failure was almost certainly caused by the grounding.

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Yacht Name: Huckleberry

Description: Ketch
LOA: 39.75m 130ft
Mast Height: 48m 157.5ft
Date: 2012

Deploying our fully mobile operation to Newport RI, we unstepped the spars for inspection, as well as carrying out an OYS rod service.  We serviced the Navtec hydraulics and specified and supplied new rope work.  The work was completed in thick snow!

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Yacht Name: Hugo Boss

Description: Open 60
LOA: 18m 60ft
Mast Height: 27m 88.5ft
Date: August 2012 - 2014

August 2012: After Alex Thompson smashed the single handed monohull transatlantic record Marine Results carried out a frequency test to the keel to check for stresses and damage. The test, which is unique to Open 60 Class rules, was carried out using resonance testing to pick up any irregularities, a specialised service which Marine Results offers for the Class.

The keel was removed, and while magnetic particle inspection was being undertaken, Marine Results carried out an angle beam ultrasound inspection of the keel. Structural bulkheads and taping, where the bulkheads are laminated onto the hull, were also inspected, along with the chain plates and slamming areas from front to back of the boat.

Prior to the record attempt Marine Results had carried out an earlier inspection and found a small area of delamination which could only have been located using advanced ultrasound equipment. Marine Results continues to work closely with Alex Thompson Racing.

August 2014:  Hugo Boss has arrived back at Haslar Marina, Gosport, UK to get ready for a big refit at Endeavour Quay in preparation for the Barcelona World Race, starting on December 31st. As part of her preparation Marine Results will be carrying out a thorough inspection of the hull, using our specialist NDT applications, to check for any flaws that might lead to more serious failures. The Barcelona World Race is a gruelling non-stop single handed round the world race of some 24,000 miles and the yachts need to be 100% fit for departure.

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Yacht Name: Hyperion

Description: Performance Sailing Yacht
LOA: 47m 156ft
Mast Height: 59m 193.5ft
Date: 2011 onwards

2012: A full mast refit was required at the 8 year service.  We unstepped the carbon fibre rig at Newport Shipyard, RI, carrying out a full service and inspection, before later re-stepping the mast.  The rig exerts 200  tonnes of compression at the base, and has 59km of wiring and 13,000 square feet of sail area. Videos show the complexity of the task, and the amount of plant, machinery and people that are involved.

August 2013: The Newport Bucket starts on 23rd August 2013, in Newport Rhode Island and will welcome eight sailing yachts the smallest of which is 86 feet.  Ed Danby will be sailing onboard Hyperion for the event, acting as crew boss.  As always, he will be keeping an eye on the rig as well and make any recommendations necessary to maintain it to the highest standard.

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Yacht Name: Jasali II

Description: Perini Navi
LOA: 53 m 174ft
Mast Height: 51.75m 169.8ft
Date: 2011

A complete mast service and an OYS recommend 8 year refit to the standing rigging was undertaken at our La Ciotat, France, base. All fittings were removed for inspection, service or repair and a full custom running rigging package was supplied.  Marine Results worked closely with Perini Navi’s servicing department throughout the refit period, servicing and supplying equipment to the yacht.

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Yacht Name: Kokomo III

Description: Luxury sailing superyacht
LOA: 58.4m
Mast Height: 75.9m
Date: October 2015

October 2015: Work on the 75.9m rig of 58.4m luxury world class sailing yacht Kokomo III, is being carried out at STP Boatyard in Palma, Mallorca by a team led by Jon Morris.  Her mast is believed to be the tallest ever to be unstepped in Palma.  Marine Results had to specify the crane size to STP who had to bring in a special crane from mainland Spain to unstep. The same crane will have to return to restep the rig as there is none suitable on the island of Mallorca.  Kokomo III’s mast was built by Southern Spars in carbon fibre, and is stayed with Nitronic 50 rod and EC6  carbon stays with a lifting weight of 21 tons

Kokomo III’s rig is undergoing a complete inspection in accordance with a five year service plan.  Marine Results, who are NDT (non-destructive testing) and rigging specialists, will carry out the work which includes inspecting all components using advanced NDT techniques, and 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 restepped in January 2016.

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Yacht Name: La Cattiva

Description: Luxury Cruising Yacht
LOA: 38m 122ft
Mast Height:
Date: 2009/2011

Marine Results supplied a complete new spar package to La Cattiva in 2009 building and supplying spars, rigging and sails in 14 weeks.  We continue to work closely with the yacht and have most recently completing a milestone rig refit in Taragona, Spain in January 2011.  During this time we serviced the rods and all components, then carried out sail trials after the re-launch before the yacht departed for the Caribbean season.

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Yacht Name: La Forza del Destino

Description: Swan 80
LOA: 24.4m 80ft
Mast Height:
Date: November 2012

La Forza de destino – Swan 77 – supplied a new mast and rigging and rope package and hydraulics package 2010, also about to do another updated rope package

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Yacht Name: m5/Mirabella V

Description: Sailing Sloop
LOA: 75m 247ft
Mast Height: 89m 292ft
Date: 2007 -2013

The rig work we are carrying out on M5 is part of substantial one-year refit at Pendennis Plus.  We unstepped the mast in April 2012, collaborating with other local subcontractors, then stripped the mast down ready for painting. The rig weighs a giant 46 tonnes. The boom vang is 9.5 metres long, weighs 900 kg and is capable of pulling 112 tonnes. All components have been checked and the mast is now being  reassembled in May 2013 for stepping in August. The metal rod rigging and headstay foils are to be replaced with carbon fibre equivalents, saving a massive 13 tonnes.  We are also supplying new carbon fibre sail battens, the longest of which is 24 metres long.

Marine Results has regularly been involved with M5’s rig since the yacht was first launched.  We were part of the team that was responsible for the original installation of the rig in 2003 in a project lasting five months.  Projects included attachment of the hydraulic vang ram to the boom, and placing the huge mainsail into the boom. Mast and rigging was set to designers’ specification.  We undertook sail trials, observations and final inspection. On-site planning and solutions were a strong feature of Marine Results’ capability in this project.

Update 2014: The job of re-stepping the rig was finally finished in February 2014.  The supply of our services was dependent upon the many other aspects of the refit, and as always we provided a fast and efficient turn around.  M5 has now left the country and is in the Galapagos Islands.  Our relationship with M5 continues successfully, and we will be carrying out another one year rig inspection in San Diego in 2015.

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Yacht Name: Maltese Falcon

Description: Three-masted rig
LOA: 88m 289 ft
Mast Height: 58 m 190 ft
Date: 2013

2013:  Marine Results has completed a refit this spring, on the 88m 289 ft superyacht Maltese Falcon.

The Marine Results team carried out the removal, survey, supply and refit of a full set of Kevlar standing rigging. Seventy-two Kevlar stays in total were replaced. Further to this world’s leading superyacht rigging company removed and serviced all the sail control sheaves, replacing each central composite bearing with new.

2011-2013:  A full inspection of the world’s largest sailing yacht was carried out in La Spezia.  We serviced the rigs and completed routine maintenance of each of the custom built JP3 500 tonne bearings, which lie at the deck level of the huge rotating masts.  Ongoing rigging work was undertaken over a period of several months. We have also inspected and replaced components for the tender lifting system.

Maltese Falcon’s innovative DynaRig sail design allows the masts to rotate depending on wind direction. Each bearing allows the mast above it to rotate under extreme load. This has been the first inspection of its kind, needed for insurance standards and is carried out every 100,000 miles or 5 years. We have carried out regular visual inspection of her three masts and yards, as well as supplying bespoke lifting strops to her tenders.

We continue to work closely with Maltese Falcon. An insurance inspection is due later is 2013 which Marine Results will be carrying out.

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Yacht Name: Matelot

Description: Southern Wind 80
LOA: 24m 78ft
Mast Height:
Date: 2011

This Farr designed cruising maxi underwent a complete mast service, hydraulic service and NDT inspection as well as the supply of new running rigging.  Matelot went on to take line honours in the 2007 ARC rally.

In 2012 Marine Results supplied a complete set of Navtec standing rigging while the yacht was being refitted in La Ciotat. In 2013 the mast was unstepped in Newport, RI, for routine servicing.  We carried out ultrasound and dye penetrant inspections of the mast and rigging.

 

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Yacht Name: MOD 70 class

Description: Multi One Design Class
LOA: 70 ft
Mast Height:
Date: August 2014

Marine Results has been using the company’s specialist non-destructive testing (NDT) applications to check over the ultra fast MOD 70 class.  The powerful yachts have an incredibly busy training calendar of inshore and ocean racing and they are subjected to a huge amount of stress.  Marine Results has been checking over several of the yachts including Oman Sail, where the company carried out an inspection on behalf of the insurers, including mast, hull, beams dagger boards and rudders. They repeated the inspection after Oman Sail completed the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in August 2014, when she established the world record for outright fastest ever around Britain and Ireland at an average speed of 23.48 knots.

 

Marine Results carried out a pre-purchase inspection on Orion Racing before she was acquired by Cam Lewis, forming the first USA team last year.

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Yacht Name: Moonbird

Description: Performance Sloop
LOA: 37.08m 122ft
Mast Height:
Date: Spring 2013

Marine Results has been involved with Moonbird for many years.  Most recently we are involved in supplying a new rig to the yacht following the loss of her original spar in the Caribbean.  Marine Results attended the yacht very rapidly following the dismasting, in order to make her safe and ready for transportation.  We then unstepped the stump once the yacht had been transported to Europe.  We are working closely with the project, drawing up a specification and supply of a new spar which is being supplied by Southern Spars.

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Yacht Name: Penelope

Description: Oyster 100
LOA: 100ft
Mast Height:
Date: August 2014

August 2014: Penelope is the second Oyster 100, designed by Ed Dubois and  launched in 2012.  She recently came to Oyster Yacht Services in Southampton to have work carried out in the yard.  Marine Results were asked to unstep the rig so that the yacht could get under the famous Itchen Bridge to get up river to the yard.  While the team was unstepping the rig it was decided that service work could also be carried out, so Marine Results is currently attending to this and the mast will be restepped in a couple of weeks.

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Yacht Name: Prana

Description: Luxury Cruising Yacht
LOA: 52m 170ft
Mast Height:
Date: 2013-2014

March 2013:  Jon Morris of Marine Results was tasked with putting a crew together for Prana, the luxury 170ft/52m Dubois designed cruising yacht, formerly Kokomo, for the St Barths Bucket in March 2013.  Having familiarised himself with the yacht, he then carried out a full rig inspection on her. Marine Results previously worked on the yacht’s hydraulic systems.  Jon also went back to the boat again to compete in the Dubois Cup.

August 2014: Marine Results have just installed a crow’s nest on Prana.   We have also replaced the yacht’s lifelines in Turkey and provided a partial new rope package.  After that she undertook sail trials in Naples during which time we used the opportunity to check the rig and the new installations.

October 2015:  The tightening of insurance regulations are increasingly requiring yachts to have annual inspection with a full inspection involving removing the rig, every 5 years, and Prana is undergoing the inspection this month.

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Yacht Name: Rainbow

Description: Replica J Class Yacht of the original 1934 iconic America's Cup challenger
LOA: 39.96 m
Mast Height: 170 ft (53m)
Date: October 2015

Our team carried out a comprehensive five year service as part of the sale process when the replica of the 1934 J Class Yacht Rainbow changed hands during the 2015 summer.

Marine Results were able to carry out the service on a very fast turnaround time that was requested by the new owner. The 170 ft (53m) rig had already been removed at Holland Jachtbouw, the yard which built the replica of the famous yacht first built for the America’s Cup in 1934. The team carried out the ultrasound of the mast and a dye pentrant inspection of the standing rigging components.  The ECsix carbon rod rigging package was also serviced, after which the rig was reassembled. Once the rig was back in the boat Jon Morris accompanied the crew on sails, to check that everything was in order.

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Yacht Name: Red Dragon

Description: High Performance Sloop Superyacht
LOA: 169.62ft / 51.7m
Mast Height: 64m
Date: October 2017

From the highly successful combination of Dubois Naval Architects and Alloy Yachts, Red Dragon is a high performance sloop sailing yacht. Marine Results took the rig out of Red Dragon in October 2017.

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Yacht Name: Salute

Description: Perini Navi Sloop
LOA: 56m 183.7ft
Mast Height: 75m 246ft
Date: September 2012

We removed the world’s tallest aluminium mast from the yacht in La Spezia in September 2012 for a complete inspection of mast and rigging systems.  The mast was put back in during August, after extensive service works on the yacht. We were working on a very tight turnaround. Sailing trials were carried out and the yacht was made ready in time for the owner’s holiday.

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Yacht Name: Starry Night

Description: Oyster 82
LOA: 25m 82ft
Mast Height:
Date: August 2012 - August 2013

Marine Results helped with preparing the Oyster 82 Starry Night for the Palma Oyster regatta which took place in late September 2012.  Starry Night had already put some miles underneath her this season – she competed in Antigua Sailing Week and then went to Cowes for the Round the Island Race and summer Oyster regatta there.

Starry Night’s racing skipper Campbell Field decided that the rig should be inspected after such a heavy programme and was aware of some issues that needed checking out.  The Marine Results team arranged the rods from the rig sent to be sent to Hamble headquarters for cleaning and inspection.  They also assessed the inmast furler, giving some remedial attention to the headstay pin top and bottom.  The team carried out NDT testing on all standard rigging as well as the inmast furler, identifying some faults that required essential repair work.

The work was carried out on the two year old yacht at Berthon in Lymington with a combination of Marine Results’ own and Berthon’s personnel working together to pull the mast out.  The masthead spinnaker crane  was cut and rewelded.

Starry Night completed a Caribbean season and was due to return to the UK in Spring 2013, and is to have a one year service in Southampton, to be carried out by Marine Results. She will then depart for a cruise in Scotland.

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Yacht Name: Valquest

Description: Fast cruising super sloop
LOA: 40.75 metres 134 ft
Mast Height:
Date: August 2014

August 2014: VALQUEST was designed by Dubois and launched in 2010 from the Dutch shipyard Bloemsma & Van Breemen.  Four years on Marine Results have been commissioned to take out the rig at their yard in La Ciotat, France and carry out the four year service.  The team will remove the mast and replace all the rods.  They will strip and service all fixtures and fittings.  The mast components will be painted while the rig is out of the boat.  Marine Results is working in conjunction with Composite Works.

October 2015:  Marine Results will carry out an annual service inspection to the rig of Valquest this month.   “The tightening of insurance regulations are increasingly requiring yachts to have annual inspection with a full inspection involving removing the rig, every 5 years,” says Ben Porteous of Marine Results.

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Yacht Name: Volvo 65s: 2014 Volvo Ocean Race

Description: Volvo 65
LOA: 65 ft
Mast Height:
Date: August 2014

Marine Results is providing a pre-launch inspection to the fleet of seven Volvo 65 yachts that have been built for the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race which starts on 4th October 2014.   The company has been carrying out ultrasound inspection of the hull slamming area, rudders masts and spreaders. The work has taken place at Green Marine, the UK based yacht builders that have been finishing each yacht, and the Marine Results team has been on site for each one as it is completed.

The inspection is part of a requirement of R&Q Insurance Services to fulfill insurance risk assessment requirements.  Marine Results will do a further inspection too – four inspectors from the company will be going to Alicante on 17th September prior to the start of the race, to inspect all the boats again when they are out of the water there.

“We are very pleased to have secured this contract with such a prestigious event as the Volvo Ocean Race,” comments Marine Results’ Ed Danby.  “Our expertise was called upon by R&Q the risk assessors, to carry out a survey independent of the builders and designers.”

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Yacht Name: Wally B

Description: Performance Sloop
LOA: 32.7m 107ft
Mast Height:
Date: March 2012

We unstepped the rig in La Ciotat, fully stripping it apart in preparation for painting.  All the components were fully checked over and the rig re-stepped. The rods were serviced and we supplied a whole new set of running rigging while she was undergoing a refit at Composite Works.

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Yacht Name: Zig Zag

Description: Swan 90
LOA: 27.4m 90ft
Mast Height:
Date: March 2013

We unstepped the rig of this Swan 90 at our base in La Ciotat, France.  We carried out a full mast service which included replacing some damaged rigging.

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