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Yacht Name: Highland Fling XVII

Description: Gunboat 68 performance catamaran
LOA: 20.5m (68ft)
Mast Height: 25m (82ft)
Date: Spring 2021

Congratulations to Highland Fling XVII and her race crew, winners of the multihull division at June’s Lora Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo.  All the rope for the luxury high tech Gunboat 68 catamaran was newly supplied by Marine Results.

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Yacht Name: Scarena

Description: Jongert
LOA: 29.79 metres (97ft)
Mast Height:
Date: Spring 2021

Spring 2021:  The superb ocean going Jongert Scarena, at 29.79 metres (97ft) is benefitting from a Marine Results rig service plus we have provided an annual service for another world famous sailing superyacht, the 52.33 metres (171ft) Perini Navi Squall, designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Both projects were carried out in Palma.

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Yacht Name: Xasteria

Description: Perini Navi Ketch
LOA: 52m
Mast Height:
Date: May 2021

The magnificent 52 metre ketch Xasteria was built by Perini Navi.  At Olympic Marine in Lavrio, Greece we pulled out the main and mizzen masts and project managed a service of the standard rigging in conjunction with our regular partners Ocean Yacht Systems.  The rods were shipped to the UK for servicing in accordance with the rigging manufacturers’ guidelines and then reinstalled before returning the rigs to the yacht in May 2021.

The whole project was preceded by a rig survey and from the results we then made our professional recommendations.  During the project we used the expertise of our associate company International NDT to test all the high load fittings using Flourescent Water Washable Dye Penetrant inspection methods.  We also serviced the electrical/hydraulic furlers at this time. Finally we undertook sea trials.

 

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Yacht Name: Shemara

Description: Classic Motor Yacht built in 1938
LOA: 65m
Mast Height: None
Date: March 2021

Our Palma team has just provided our new Load Testing capabilities to carry out a full crane inspection on board M/Y Shemara, one of the world’s most elegant classic motor yachts.  Built in 1938, Shemara underwent a complete restoration some ten years ago. She is now benefitting from new lifting equipment built by Marine Results which will be used for rescue tenders, other boats and equipment.

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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: Asahi

Description: Perini
LOA: 56m/184ft
Mast Height: 58.3m/192ft (main) 47.97m/157ft mizzen
Date: Spring 2021

Spring 2021:  Asahi is a regular customer of Marine Results.  We have just finished servicing her rig again for this 2021 season.  Like many of the other yachts we work on her main mast is a formidable size, standing in at 58.3m(192ft), even the mizzen is 47.97m (157ft).

May 2020: The beautiful Perini-built Asahi, formerly Riela was given a full service over the winter of 2019/2020 in Palma by the Marine Results team.  The 56m/184ft ketch rigged yacht features a 58.3m (192ft) main mast and 47.97m (157ft) mizzen mast so the unstepping and re-stepping was a major operation.

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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: Badis

Description: Perini Navi, one of the world's largest sailing yachts
LOA: 70m (230ft)
Mast Height:
Date: August 2021

The Marine Results team has immediately set to work, having just completed an inspection of all the lifting equipment and aloft equipment on the luxury sailing megayacht Badis, currently listed as the tenth largest sailing superyacht in the world at 70 metres (230ft).

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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: Christopher

Description: Ron Holland designed luxury sailing ketch
LOA: 46 metres (150'11"ft)
Mast Height:
Date: Spring 2021

Christopher, at 46 metres (150’11″ft) in length, is a luxury ketch built by Pendennis Shipyard in the UK. Marine Results has looked after the yacht’s rigging requirements for nearly a decade.  This season main and mizzen masts were unstepped in Palma and components dismantled and inspected.  Serviced the furler, working with our rig partner Reckmann.  The fittings were shipped to the Marine Results UK facility for servicing.  Our associate company International NDT tested all the high load fittings using Flourescent Water Washable Dye penetrant inspection methods.  The rigs were fully reassembled at the dockside and restepped.  Successful sail trials signed off the project.

Have a look at our video.

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Yacht Name: Dawn Treader

Description:
LOA:
Mast Height:
Date: July 2021

A rig inspection carried out in early 2020 on this classic yacht in Singapore revealed a list of tasks that needed to be carried out.  Shortly afterwards Covid travel restrictions prevented Marine Results from coming back to provide the upgrades but fast forward to summer 2021 and we have now started supplying deck equipment and working together with the yard where she is undergoing a refit, to progress the project.

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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: Spring 2021

Spring 2021: Full OEM standing rigging service on the dockside at Palma.

November 2019:  The Marine Results Palma team has carried out some further work on SY Huckleberry changing a corroded headstay foil.

Previous to this Marine Results has done a number of jobs on Huckleberry including in 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: 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: Kokomo III

Description: Luxury sailing superyacht
LOA: 58.4m
Mast Height: 75.9m
Date: May 2020

May 2020: Another rig service completed this month with the re-stepping of the rig of SY Kokomo.  Once again dedicated cranes had to be brought over from the mainland to STP in Palma. Strict safety guidelines had to be adhered to due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The rig work was the second major refit with Marine Results and part of a continued service programme.

March 2018:  The Marine Results Team returned to Kokomo III to carry out the annual service in Palma, in conjunction with their suppliers BSI for the rigging components and Reckmann for the furler work.

October 2015: Work on the 75.9m rig of 58.4m luxury world class sailing yacht Kokomo III, was 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 had to return to restep the rig as there was 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 underwent a complete inspection in accordance with a five year service plan.  Marine Results, who are NDT (non-destructive testing) and rigging specialists, carried out the work which included inspecting all components using advanced NDT techniques, and replacing any wearing or faulty components.  The team also removed all the fittings ready for the mast to be painted by Rolling Stock.

Click here to watch the footage that took place in 2016.

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Yacht Name: m5/Mirabella V

Description: Sailing Sloop
LOA: 75m 247ft
Mast Height: 89m 292ft
Date: 2007 - 2020

May 2020:  Another major largescale rig overhaul by Marine Results for m5 took place in conjunction with M5’s five-year Lloyds survey. The work was carried out at NCA shipyard in Italy, which is one of very few refit yards with the capacity and hard standing space to work on such a massive rig,  Here the team were able to lift the mast out for inspection, and eventually re-step it. While work has been slowed down through the spring of 2020 with Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the Marine Results Team are preparing to return to the yacht for final inspections and sailing testing before M5 can finally resume her sailing programme once international restrictions have been lifted. We worked closely with our partners Carbo-link for the rigging and Bamar for the furlers.   Read more about M5’s refit 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.

April 2012:  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.

2003:  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.

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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: Prana

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

Spring 2021:  We have nearly a decade of history looking after the rig of the mighty luxury 170ft/52m Dubois designed cruising yacht, formerly Kokomo, and have even put a crew on board for the St Barth’s Bucket superyacht regatta and Dubois Cup.

This spring we were in Vilanova to carry out the annual service on the rig.

In 2014 we installed a crow’s nest and have also replaced the yacht’s lifelines in Turkey and provided a partial new rope package.  We have also removed the rig and carried out inspections at service intervals .

 

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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: Dubois luxury sailing sloop
LOA: 51.7m 169.62ft
Mast Height: 64m
Date: May 2018

Marine Results refurbished the rig of the Dubois designed 169.62ft /51.7m Custom ‘Red Dragon’ which was built in 2008 by Alloy Yachts.  The mast was removed from the yacht along the dockside in Palma, Mallorca.  Marine Results has supplied new rigging and some new brackets for ancillary mast-mounted equipment such as radar.  The rig was fully inspected and some new rigging components were supplied and installed.  Ed Danby and his team re-stepped the rig in mid-April 2018 after which she was ready to go sailing again.

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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: Sea Biscuit

Description: Holland Jachtbouw luxury classic cruiser/racer
LOA: 42.98m/125ft
Mast Height:
Date: August 2019

The ocean going luxury sailing yacht Sea Biscuit, built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2005, had a full rig service was carried out on the dockside at Pendennis Shipyard in the UK during the summer of 2019.  Her two masts were unstepped and surveyed, and modifications were made to the booms.  A full re-rig was carried out as well as all new running rigging, before the mast was re-stepped. We worked with OYS to do the standing rigging and in conjunction with Offshore Spars on the boom modifications.  Image: John Green Cowes.

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Yacht Name: Silencio

Description: Perini Navi
LOA: 49.8m 163.69ft
Mast Height:
Date: May 2018

In January 2018 the masts were removed from the 50m Perini ketch Silencio by the Marine Results team at the NCA Refit facilities in Carrera. Whilst the rigging service was carried out the yacht had a makeover of her superstructure in time for the summer season.

In April the team returned to the site in Italy to prepare the masts for re-stepping following a few months of servicing the rigging and components and are looking forward to getting her sailing again soon. Have a look at the video of the re-stepping.

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Yacht Name: Valquest

Description: Fast cruising super sloop
LOA: 40.75 metres 134 ft
Mast Height:
Date: October 2015

October 2015:  Marine Results has carried 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.

August 2014: VALQUEST was 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.

 

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Yacht Name: Vertigo

Description: Phillipe Briand designed ketch built by Alloy Yachts
LOA: 67.2 metres
Mast Height:
Date: Spring 2021

Spring 2021: Vertigo is an example of the repeat business that Marine Results is proud of.  We have just given the rig its annual service, following on from last year’s major rig unstepping and overhaul.

February 2020:  Both rigs of this Phillipe Briand designed ketch  were unstepped for a service in mainland Spain and a thorough visual inspection was undertaken from deck level to the top of the rigs.  After the rigs were restepped our engineers accompanied the 67.2 metre sailing superyacht during sea trials. We worked with Rig-Pro (Future Fibres) for the rigging service and Reckmann for the furler service.

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