Directory: Masts / Rigging / Rope Systems


With facilities in both the Solent and Plymouth, we offer a full range of services for your yacht or keelboat, from a full rig replacement to the supply of the smallest part, which enables you to repair items yourself; we design and specify complete sail handling solutions for new projects; and refits of older yachts; our state of the art engineering facilities enable us to manufacture custom parts to suit your requirements; and with our mobile rigging teams we also provide a truly global service to our clients.

Building 9, Premier Marina, Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 1ZL

+44 (0)1489 876876

Berthon Boat Company Ltd

Berthon is a family-owned business operating in Lymington, Hampshire. On-site facilities include comprehensive engineering, electronic and carpentry workshops, state of the art painting facilities, extensive boat moving and lifting equipment and a 5* deep-water marina. A team of skilled staff complete wide ranging boat works, from electronic refits or retrofits to whole boat rebuilds. Also on site are a number of high-quality brands including VERSADOCK, BHG Marine, Berthon RIB Solutions (UK and Ireland Distributor for Gemini RIBs) and Berthon Power (UK and Ireland Distributor for COX Powertrain Diesel outboard engines). A brokerage house with 5 international offices completes Berthon’s broad offering. Contact 01590 213141 to speak to a member of the Berthon team.

The Shipyard, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3YL

+44 (0)1590 673312

Clare Lallows

Clare Lallow’s was established in 1867 and has an unrivalled tradition of boat building, restoration, wood working and service. The company combines traditional techniques and craftsmanship with modern materials and technology to provide a wide range of services on all types of boats. In addition to being specialists in the restoration of classic wooden boats such as Ted Heath’s Morning Cloud (now ‘Opposition’) and a sister ship, Easy Glider, we have the facilities and craftsmen available for all types of GRP and gel- peeling work. With our dedicated painting, rigging, fabricating and engineering departments, we can offer a complete service to yachtsmen. We offer a very competitive scrubbing service. We can haul out and store vessels on our own sites and we can use our cherry -picker for mast work. Our fuel berth is open seven days a week and we offer a round the clock repair service during major sailing events.

3 Medina Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight PO31 7BU

+44 (0)1983 292112

Richardsons Yacht Services

Established in 1988 Richardsons Yacht Services has retained its status as a local family run business building and servicing yachts, along with a busy chandlery. The move to their new premises in 2016, within Island Harbour has enabled them to offer a more efficient service while maintaining the same high class of work carried out by their team of skilled craftsmen. They believe they now offer a unique ‘one-stop’ facility for all craft to 50 tons.

Island Harbour, Mill Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2LA

+44 (0)1983 821095

Rigit Uk Ltd

Your rig & sail are the engine of your yacht. The rig needs to be maintained and sometimes upgraded as with every other system on your boat. For example wire manufacturers typically suggest a working life of 10 years for 1x19 wire, 7 years for Dyform and 5 years for rod rigging? Rigit UK is happy to provide rigging services whatever your rigging needs. We are an experienced, Solent based company operating seven days a week from our workshop in Southampton and our shop in Cowes. We can provide rigging advice, rig inspections, rig tuning, rigging hardware, furling system servicing, standing rigging, running rigging, furlers and deck equipment. Our aim is to provide a rigging service to boat owners on how to get the most from their sailing experience, whether cruising or racing, and use our experience and knowledge to suggest improvements for performance, handling, comfort and budget. Please contact us

Itchen Marine Ltd, American Wharf, Elm Street, Southampton SO14 5GA

+44 (0)808 281 9423 / +44 (0)7593 220213

VMG Technology Masts & Marine Systems Ltd

VMG Technology Masts & Marine Systems Ltd imports and distributes a wide variety of marine equipment with the goal of providing boating enthusiasts with the best equipment to fulfil the ambitions of each sailor. We research the manufacturing companies to establish the best designs, the best engineering, the best quality and the best-looking components and deliver them to you for the best price. Our objective is to provide a range of deck-up products making the most of the available technology to drive the performance you want. We will supply, install and service: Aluminium & Carbon Masts & Spars, Bowsprits, poles & vangs, Standing rigging, Running rigging, Splicing, Furlers & furling systems, Deck equipment, Project management, refits & advice Whatever your need we can respond efficiently from our Solent base.

Shamrock Quay, William St, Southampton, Hants SO14 5Q

+44 (0)2380 174856