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Kokomo III’s mast claims Mallorca tallest record

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Rigging and NDT specialists Marine Results broke a record in the Mallorca last week when the company unstepped the tallest rig ever to be removed from a yacht on the island.

The 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 in September by a team from Marine Results led by Jon Morris.  Jon comments “This is a very tall mast and we believe that it is, in fact, the tallest ever to be unstepped in Palma.  We 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.