About 7C Rigging

Your full service rigging partner

7 C Rigging was started in 2009 after the closure of Rig Pro in La Ciotat France.
The company was founded by Andrew Kitchener, having 8 years experience working for MartenSpars and SouthernSpars, and Nancy Navarro having 15 years experience crewing on SY around the world.

SERVICE SPECIALIZING

Knowledge of the following components: Future Fibre composite rigging systems, ecsix carbon rigging, Reckmann and Rondal furling systems, OYS, BSI, navtec rod rigging packages, Southern Spars masts and boom structures, New build hull Surveys for Rigging Lengths, halyard locks, boom mechanics, carbon foil assembly and glue techniques.

GENERAL SERVICES

Rigging Refit Project Management, management of Carbon Rigging Conversions, new Halyard Supply, splicing and Custom Rope-work.

SERVICE PROVIDED + REPAIRS MADE TO

New build mast assemblies and complete new yacht commissioning, hydraulic repairs and fault finding on furling systems, boom furling systems, sheet blocks and traveler cars, deck and captive winches, deck Equipment, laminating repairs.

TESTIMONIALS

What our customers say about us

“7CRigging have been responsible for all of our service work relating to the mast, running rigging and often the standing rigging on board the 46m carbon sloop Pink Gin for many years. It has always been a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable and dedicated team who often go beyond the norm to ensure that deadlines are met and importantly that expenditure is kept within budget. I would not hesitate to recommend them and indeed look forward to seeing them on board again soon.”
Henry Hawkins, S/Y Pink Gin
SY Adéle
“In 2005 Andrew was employed by Marten Spars to dress, step and tune the rig aboard Adele. This was undertaken in freezing conditions and ankle-deep in snow but despite this, Andrew accomplished the task on time and with quiet good humour. I was, and remain, extremely impressed with the quality and quantity of Andrews work.
He gives 100% commitment to each job – when he couldn’t find a flight from Spain to Sweden to attend the vessel for a rig tune, he hopped in a car and drove to Sweden. This exemplifies the man and his ethic!”
Andre Engblom, S/Y Adele
“Andrew was brought into commission for stepping the rig on our new build. I’d heard really positive things about 7crigging, I was more than impressed with the professionalism and ‘can do attitude’.
After completing the sea trials he followed up on all the warranty items and gave me the feeling he was always ‘only a phone call away’. Andrew’s reputation is well deserved. I would without hesitation recommend Andrew and his team in the future!”

Captain Awesome
S/Y Inukshuk

Jamie Connelly, S/Y Inukshuk
We were fortunate enough to have Andrew Kitchener from 7C Rigging in charge of dressing, tuning and stepping the mast on Ganesha in 2013. Andrew’s work rate, expertise and attention to detail is second to none. On top of this he has an excellent demeanour and a calm approach to any obstacles that may come his way along with a subtle sense of humour. Whenever we need to do any work to the rig we consult Andrew beforehand and he is always more than happy to provide us with support and advice even if he isn’t doing the work himself……having him at hand to answer our queries has been invaluable. I recommend Andrew and his team wholeheartedly for any rigging projects.
Alex Pamment, S/Y Ganesha
Andrew and Nancy Kitchener of 7C Rigging have been involved with the Sarissa program from build. Sarissa is a full carbon 42.6m performance sloop, and was launched by Vitters Shipyard in 2011 with a Southern Spar rig package including full continuous ECsix rigging.

I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew Kitchener for many years, and so i was delighted to have Andrew and his team handle the new-build project in Holland. With a wealth of experience specialising in large yacht spar packages, Andrew is always our first point of call for any rig related project on Sarissa.

In early 2016, 7C Rigging was awarded the contract to handle Sarissa’s Year 5 service in New Zealand. Andrew quickly took ownership of the project, installing confidence in our plan and investing a lot of time and energy to ensure that all proper planning was in place before works started. Working to a tight schedule, Andy and Nancy of 7C Rigging handled the works professionally and smoothly, always achieving the right results. 7C Rigging often go beyond what would normally be expected so they achieve not only the desired results fro the job, but for the Sarissa project as a whole. The care and attention that goes into the smaller details is evident as the bigger picture comes together, and our refit project in New Zealand was no exception.

I can wholeheartedly recommend 7C Rigging for any large sailing yacht rigging project. From new builds to quality repairs and refits, 7C Rigging should be your first point of call.

Gregory Monks, S/Y Sarissa

WORK & TRAVEL BLOG

When it comes to our effort we’re proud to say we’re different. We offer something a little more special.

S/Y Sarissa’s refit in New Zealand and more..

Kia Ora, We spent the north hemisphere's winter, which is the south hemisphere's summer, in New Zealand - Aotearoa - The land of the long white [...]

S/Y Adèle 2015 Refit Holland NL. (part 1)

Today we had an easy and safe unstepping day for S/Y Adèle. So after a few days of prepping, we were ready, Thank you to [...]

Holland in Winter 2015

This time we have been in Holland for almost a couple of months! Starting in Harlingen with SY Adele's unstepping, making sure we were ready [...]

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