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Re-Rigs/Standing Rigging


Whether you own a new yacht or a yacht in need of re-rigging we are able to help you. We stock most wire and can easily get in what we do not have.

Sydney Rigging Specialists has the capability to Hydraulic Swage wire from 2mm to 22mm and can cold head rod end up to -76 diameter.

Sydney Rigging Specialists stock 1*19 wire and Dyform (Hamma) wire as well as a large inventory of swage end fittings that enable us to have a speedy turn around for standing rigging and life line jobs.

Sydney Rigging Specialists is experienced in replacing standing rigging. You can either send in your existing wires or measurements for replacement and we will post new wires back to you; or we can measure up and supply as required.


Out of Yacht Mast Servicing

A mast and rigging is like anything else mechanical, they need to be serviced. The environment that a mast lives in is probably the most unkind there is, salt, pollution and constant movement due to the boat rocking, are all contributing factors to wear and tear in masts.
Sheaves, pins, turnbuckles, spreader tips all need to be checked and lubricated. Goosenecks need to be checked for unwanted movement and lubricated. Standing rigging needs to be checked for signs of fatigue, whether it be checking for broken strands in wire rigging or die penetrant testing the cold heads in rod rigging.
Most areas where there is wear and tear can be rectified if the problem is found early enough from regular rig inspections.



In Yacht Mast and Rigging Checks

A mast and rigging needs to be checked regularly by someone with knowledge about the individual mast. Once a year the mast and rigging should be checked by a professional rigger.

Sydney Rigging Specialists are AYF certified rig inspectors for the insurance companies. We also provide a pre-purchase rig inspection service for people who are looking at purchasing a second hand yacht and would like a rig inspection before committing to the final deal.




Sydney Rigging Specialists Rig Inspection Policy

No insurance rig check will be carried out on a vessel that we are not familiar with after 1st December of each calendar year.
If you do not want to hear the truth, do not call us (take note yacht brokers).
An "In yacht mast and rigging check" is visual only; there may be faults which are not visible to the human eye. Sydney Rigging Specialists endeavour to give the most accurate information that can be gained from a visual inspection without the testing or destruction of individual components.

Mast Commissioning

Whether you have a new yacht or a yacht that has been transported into the Sydney area, it is most important for the mast to be assembled and stepped into the yacht in the correct fashion. Sydney Rigging Specialists provide the service of commissioning and stepping masts. Many yacht importers such as Bavaria, X yachts, Beneteau and Elan use Sydney Rigging Specialists to commission the rigs in their new yachts. Contact us for more information on this service.


Mast De-Commissioning

When a yacht is being transported somewhere by means other than its own bottom, the quality of the removal and packing of the mast and rigging determines what state the rig arrives at the other end of the journey. We have seen rigs that have been poorly packed and most of these sustain damage during transportation. Sydney Rigging Specialists offer the service of removing rigs and packing them for transport. We call this service "Mast De-Commissioning".



Leather Work

Spreaders, Steering Wheels, Turnbuckles are all items that are often hand leathered by Sydney Rigging Specialists. We do not use kits; each item is individually measured and leathered. This means that the leather is always fitted to the item being leathered resulting in a finished product that is neat and tidy.


Rig Tuning

The ability to get the mast tune to suit the cut of the sail is a major part of making a sailing boat perform to its highest potential. At Sydney Rigging Specialists we have experience in the sailmaking field having had members of our team who have worked as sailmakers and designers as well as being well respected sailors. A sailing rig tune involves taking your boat sailing with you and your crew to set up your rig to match the cut of your sails (to our best ability). Generally we like to start with a static tune of the rig to make sure that our centres are correct and then go for a short sail (not racing) to check our setup.


System Design and Installation

We have sailed on many different types of boats, old and new. This experience gives us the experience on knowing what systems work and do not work. We are able to design a system for a particular purpose, supply the parts for the system and fit the system to the yacht. Alternatively we are able to supply kits with all the parts needed and instruction of how and where to fit those parts for another person to fit.


Machine Shop

Using our own small but well set up machine shop and our network of tradesmen, Sydney Rigging Specialists are able to replace or repair many custom components on your yacht.

Examples of these are:

Halyard Sheaves
Stainless Steel Pins
Re-Furbishment of goosenecks
Small Stainless Steel Fabrication
Mast Bases and Collars
Shackle and Fitting Modification


Architectural Rigging

Sydney Rigging Specialists have experience in the installation of many styles of rigging systems outside the area of yacht rigging. Recent projects include the installation of the lifting systems for raising vertical windows and doors in high end residences. The design and install of the lifting system for privacy rooms in restaurants. Also the design and installation of lifting systems to lift displays into the ceilings of theme restaurants.

Sydney Rigging Specialists also carry a large range of fittings for the supply of horizontal wires for balustrade systems for either the professional fitter or the home handyman. More information on the style of Balustrade fittings can be found in Fittings Section of the website.


Lifting systems

Sydney Rigging Specialists  ABN 15 096 213 642

Phone (+612) 9555 4277

5 Wellington Street Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia


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