Tallest aluminium rig in the world

The largest aluminium rig in the world, at 75m in length, has just been stepped in Viareggio, Italy, with Ocean Yacht Systems’ Project Manager, Ben Porteous, in attendance.

The 56m cutter, named Salute, is just about to start sea trials with her new rig, which incorporates OYS Nitronic custom rigging and a complete hydraulics package for rig and sail control.

Ocean Yacht System’s design office in Bournemouth, worked closely with the Perini Navi in-house design team to produce the exact specification required for the boat. In addition, OYS provided, among other custom parts, a unique solution for a flush deck to rig interface (see page 2).

Ben Porteous said, “We have been working closely with the builder in Italy on this prestigious 56m project. The installation went extremely smoothly and we are now looking forward to the sea trials.”

Mark Barwell said, “This project further strengthens the partnership between OYS, the World’s largest superyacht rigger and PeriniNavi, the World’s largest superyacht producer. The two design teams have worked veryeffectively alongside each other with a great result”.

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