At the end of April, the 73m Rondal mainmast for Perini’s new 70m ketch was stepped. The 60m mizzen mast was installed two weeks earlier.
Two telescopic cranes carefully orchestrated the positioning of the towering 73m-long spar to achieve the perfect fit, both between yacht and spar and between Rondal and Perini Navi. This mainmast is the not just the tallest yet produced by Rondal – it is the tallest one piece mast (not freestanding but supported by spreaders and standing rigging) ever produced anywhere. The engineering of a one piece mast on this scale represents a major achievement not only for Rondal – who developed the concept and the technology – but also for Perini and the wider superyacht industry.
The complete rigging package supplied by Rondal features two style-to-order Rondal furling booms as well as spreaders, standing and running rigging, and monitoring sensors all extremely well received by Perini Navi and the Owner’s team. In the coming weeks, the masts and solid carbon rigging by Carbo Link will be tuned prior to extensive sea trials.
Rondal also supplied all flush deck hatches, feeders for the blade, staysail, main and mizzen sheets, and an electrically-operated stainless steel sliding door, clad in titanium.