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A touch of science fiction

“If a rigger who left the industry a few decades ago returned today, he might get the impression he was in the latest Spielberg science fiction blockbuster,” says Rondal rigger Jan Slot. “Masts are cooked, fibres are stored in freezers and standing rigging cables are cured – while lengths above 65 metres have become the standard. Welcome to the brave new world of superyacht rigging.

“When I joined Rondal 30 years ago, wooden masts only existed for the classic flat-bottomed yachts. The most modern material for spars was aluminium. Back then, a superyacht rig at Rondal was a stick for a 65-footer , corresponding to a total mast length of some 25 metres. In-mast furling, not in-boom furling, was the key to success.

In those early days, we would step something like ten masts every year. The procedures were relatively simple and we didn’t use safety harnesses, helmets or headsets – you just rolled up your sleeves and got on with the job. Standing rigging was made from wire until it was replaced by rod rigging – a solid metal cable, which was stronger but still very heavy.

“Rigging systems, and yachtbuilding, have truly come a long way over the last few decades. I’ve witnessed much of the evolution in terms of the adoption of modern techniques and materials in superyacht rigging during my time at Rondal. I expect the ingenuity and dedication of our craftsmen and engineers to yield just as many exciting innovations in the years to come.”

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News

  • 12 nov 2018

    As the HISWA Holland Yachting Group gears up to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the association and ten of its leading members will be taking part in the METSTRADE Show from 13 to 15 November. The largest B2B event on the leisure marine calendar is held in the RAI Amsterdam convention centre and includes a dedicated SuperYacht Pavilion spanning three halls.

    Members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group have played their part in all 30 editions to date of the METSTRADE Show, with the role of the large yacht sector at the event becoming increasingly prominent over the decades. This year’s exhibition sees the SuperYacht Pavilion expanded with an extra hall and a dedicated networking hub called the Shipyard. A record number of 313 exhibitors have booked stands, part of the overall METSTRADE Show which is expected to see some 1500 participants welcome around 25,000 visits.

    The HISWA Holland Yachting Group bar at stand number 11.509A will be another key meeting place for professionals as it forms the centre of the Holland Pavilion area. It will also provide information on how the association will be marking 50 years of Export Excellence in 2019 as well its ambitious plans to increase the profile of Amsterdam as a superyacht hub.

    Six leading companies in their field will have stands in this special HISWA Holland Yachting Group zone, showcasing the latest innovations in their respective fields: Hydromar (hydraulic equipment), Kuiper Marine Panels, Maxwell Marine (anchor winches, capstans and windlasses), Pon Power (official Caterpillar dealer), RH Marine (system integration) and Rondal (spars & rigging, doors and composite products).

    Four other specialists will be exhibiting in other locations around the METSTRADE Show, namely Cramm (gangways, cranes, passerelles, doors, hatches, platforms, balconies and boarding ladders), Esthec (decking), Huisfit (refit division of Royal Huisman) and Naiad Dynamics (stabilisers).

    Click here for more information about the show. 

     

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Events

  • 31 okt 2018

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will host the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- Nov 4, 2018. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. FLIBS is exactly where you want to be!

    Boating enthusiasts turned out in droves for the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which enjoyed a boost in attendance fanned in part by sunnier skies and consumer optimism about the economy.

    The 2017 boating spectacle, which ran Nov. 1-5 across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale, attracted 105,000 visitors.

    For more information visit the website here.

    Click here for the list of exhibitors.

    Show location Royal Huisman, Oceanco, Amels/ Damen, Heesen Yachts & Feadship: 
    Bahia Mar/ Hall Of Fame/Las Olas Marina Show - Superyacht Avenue 

    Opening hours

    Prime Time Preview
    Wed. Oct 31, Noon - 7pm
    (Ticket valid any show day)

    General Admission
    Thur. Nov 1, 10am - 7pm
    Fri. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
    Sat. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
    Sun. Nov 4, 10am - 6pm

    Adress
    801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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