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Weighty Matters 2

The RSB Rigging heavy lifting team of Ben, Chris and Bernat completed the lifting and repositioning of the 8m x 4m stern door onboard the 78m power boat Eminence. The door weighing in at just under 5 Tons was lifted out of the tented painting area and transported horizontally on a flat bed truck through the STP yard to the boat. Here the lifting slings were re-attached and the door was manoeuvred vertically before being carefully positioned into the transom where the huge hinge pins could be aligned and connected by the engineers. With only 1.5mm of tolerance in the bushings on either side of the door and a fairly stiff breeze blowing the pressure was on to get the lift completed with no damage to the new paint work.


As always the RSB team completed the work with minimal fuss, finishing the day with a happy crew who can continue the mad rush to get prepared for another busy season.  Chief Officer, John Dudgeon, commented on the service he experienced with RSB on this project,


”RSB rigging were contracted during winter 2017/2018 to assist in the removal and reinstall of the stern and shell doors aboard M/Y Eminence to allow full access during painting. They provided an extremely reliable professional service and we have been exceptionally happy with their smooth and comprehensive operation. In addition they also provided a fully certified lifting kit for future use. We would highly recommend the services of RSB and would happily engage their expert and flawless services again’’


Ben Medlen for RSB led the team on the ground,


‘“I am very pleased with the way this job has gone. The planning and scheduling of this project was carried out by Chris Dogterom who did a great job of liaising with the boat, the team from Tecnocraft and the Gruas pol crane drivers allowing the work to be completed without hitch’


The importance of employing a qualified and certified team of experts to undertake a project like this is paramount, not just for insurance purposes but also the yacht owner’s piece of mind, and to know that you are in safe hands. RSB are one of the few LEEA qualified and certified superyacht rigging teams with the knowledge and ability to carry out a project of this magnitude.


To contact our Load Testing and Heavy Lifting team please email Chris@rsb-rigging.com


www.rsb-rigging.com +34 971 495 931