At Shark Sailing & Rigging, Inc., we understand
the complex forces coming to bear upon the rigging of a sailing
vessel. Expertise with this science is what we bring to every customer
Safety issues should be assessed with any new vessel design, and
even existing vessels could benefit from safety assessment by
Lifeline replacement for a downeast cruiser
Our Rigging and Service Rates
(Contract rates are available.)
Site by Brave Boat NET
A 46' ocean cruiser, on which SHARK
delivered rigging, safety upgrades and cruise management services.
Rigging and Performance Enhancement Opportunities
If it's not sailing, it's a slow power boat!
Rigging is a specialty here at
Shark. We can impact the design and fabrication
of a new boat so that your new rigging delivers optimal
performance. If your boat is being refitted, we can do the
Whether your performance enhancement opportunity is in
design, fabrication, sail handling systems, deck layouts
or hardware, Shark can deliver high-impact
For Rigging and sail handling systems, we can provide:
- rigging and sail handling assessments
- performance enhancement and tuning services
- design and fabrication services
We've got state-of-the-art, data based load testing equipment
so that we can properly tune (and regularly re-tune) your
rigging to the optimum metrics for your craft's design.
We offer the best quality vendors' products -- names like
Harken, Ronstan, etc.
Race tuning services for this vessel
Shark replaced the mast and rigging after a collision
Safety inspections are critical for oceangoing
vessels - Shark is your most efficient
and effective source of safety assessment. We can make recommendations
that will keep your crew and your boat safe all season.
Boom vang installation on 46 foot offshore
Performance tuning services
Shark has delivered Rigging Services across
a wide variety of vessel types, sizes and contract values.
Here is a small sample:
- A client with a 44' racing sloop retained us to inspect,
repair and optimize the performance of his masthead rig.
Many upgrades and on-water testing resulted in a winning
- A client with an offshore one design in a highly competitive
fleet was looking for a boat speed edge. By setting up
and maintaining repeatable tension settings this boat
is constantly at the front at the windward mark.
- A 57' racer/cruiser to be raced in the Mediterranean
and Caribbean came to us for rig setup recommendations.
The boat has had early success using our input.
- The owner of a 48' classic ketch asked us to assess
and implement performance improvement with the rig and
sail handling systems. The client reports significant
increase in performance.
- We were retained by the owner of a 75' classic schooner
to work with him in improving the short handed sailing
performance. Modifications to the furling and sheeting
systems suggested and installed by Shark were successful.
- The owner of a 46' cutter heading to a winter Caribbean
cruise asked us to inspect, recommend and implement rig
and deck safety improvements. The improvements performed
flawlessly over 6 months of constant sailing.