The mast and rigging survey is recommended before you carry out any period of extended
cruising or when your yacht’s rig (standing rigging) are more than a few years old.
Some Insurance Companies will require that you replace your rigging wires every nine
to ten years, other insurance companies will only continue to insure you if you have
a mast and rigging survey.
There are basically two methods of surveying the rig, with the mast stepped (standing)
or un-stepped (lowered). The most effective method of surveying the rig is to un-step
the mast and inspect the spars when supported horizontally on stands. This should
be done periodically during the life of a sailing yacht. Interim inspections can
be carried out with the rig stepped (standing).
Insurance companies will generally not expect a rig to be un-stepped for inspection,
so we happily climb the mast to perform the survey for insurance generally involves
the surveyor going up the mast (inspection from aloft).
We carry out mast and rigging surveys on all types of rigs throughout the UK. We
have experience in surveying spars constructed of different materials including;
aluminium alloy, carbon, wood and steel.
The mast and rigging survey for yachts up to 12 metres are normally completed within
Mast and rigging surveys on larger yachts with multiple spars are generally completed
within one day.
Mast(s), including mast base, cap and tangs
Boom(s) and fittings
Rigging shrouds (standing rigging)
Turnbuckles (rigging screws) wire locking and split pinning
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A report is provided explaining the findings of the mast and rigging survey. Within
the report problems found during the survey are listed and information given on their
importance and recommendations for repair.