In a move that strengthens their position as one of the world’s leading superyacht and raceboat rig and structural inspection specialists, international riggers Marine Results have signed a Teaming Agreement with Pierrepont Analysis. All contracts acquired by Pierrepont in the marine sector will be handled jointly by the two companies, as will inspections that are acquired directly by Marine Results.
“By securing the marine services of Pierrepont our core team can now focus on the other areas of our business while Pierrepont can head up our inspection facility,” explains Managing Director Ed Danby. “Marine Results already has a very high level of qualified expertise for carrying out non destructive testing including ultrasonic and phased array inspections. We also have a very healthy order book for major yacht rig work. The arrangement increases the capacity of both companies, enabling us to take our offer to a higher level across our customer base.”
Pierrepont Analysis is run by Ben Pierrepont. The company already has a significant turnover in the marine sector, and is active in the renewable-energy, aeronautical and automotive sectors, which it will continue to service separately. Like the Directors of Marine Results, Ben Pierrepont is NDT qualified with nine years experience. He has a wealth of marine surveying experience and expertise in composite build and repair techniques. Ben has built and surveyed some of the most up to date racing and cruising boats afloat, including numerous America’s Cup and Open 60 Class boats.
“The agreement with Marine Results enables us to offer a broader service and a bigger team not just for our NDT rig inspections but for hull, deck, internal structures, keel and other structural inspections as well,” comments Ben. “The exclusivity of our arrangement means that all rig inspection work coming into Pierrepont will be routed through Marine Results".
The contract formally starts on 1st August but the two companies have already completed two projects together. Last week the 220ft ketch Athos had her rigged unstepped and inspected in a three day fast turnaround, after she had sustained damage. She was fully operational again in time to participate in the Superyacht Cup in Cowes. A second contract for a 24 metre luxury catamaran, part of the Sunreef Yachts fleet, was undertaken in Poland when the Marine Results/Pierrepont partnership carried out analysis on the resin infused carbon mast.
Marine Results already has a similar partnership with another specialist company, Wavelength NDT, which also provides ultrasonic inspection services and consultancy for non destructive testing of metallic and composite engineering structures.
“Pierrepont Analysis adds knowledge and manpower to the Marine Results team,” concludes Ed Danby. “We are looking forward to a successful partnership.”