Zern Rigging provides
commissioning of new yachts, re-rigging of older boats
with contemporary sailhandling systems, and consultation
in architectural and marine rigging. We have the
capability to easily service customers all along the
Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Tallahassee and north
to Atlanta. In addition, it is not uncommon to
have customers fly us into the Caribbean, Central and
South America, the Med, and to the West Coast to facilitate
their projects. We are based
in the Pensacola Shipyard.
Zern Rigging specializes in:
- Furling Systems – Harken,
Profurl, Hood, Facnor, Schaefer, and others
- Sail-handling systems – Tides
Marine Strong Track, Dutchman, lazy jacks, furling
booms, and conventional systems
- Mast replacement – US Spars,
JSI, Dwyer, Charleston Spars and others
- Standing rigging – Rotary
Hydraulic & Kearney
swaging, mechanical terminals, etc.
- Winch maintenance and re-building
rigging replacement and splicing
- Architectural Rigging – Ronstan,
Ultra-Tech & custom applications
- Sail Plans – We work closely
with sailmakers to help custom fit your boat.
- Deck layouts – We work very
closely with our customers to customize and simplify
- Reefing systems – We customize
to suit your requirements.
- Rigging surveys – We augment & assist
marine surveyors in “up the mast” projects.
- Commissioning & de-commissioning
services for new and older yachts
- ... and much more!
In addition to the operation of a full service rigging
company, we are dealers for Beneteau, J-Boats,
and Alerion Express through
Murray Yacht Sales in New Orleans. We service
the Florida Panhandle and augment the brokerage offices
in New Orleans and St Petersburg. Quality brokerage
yachts are also handled through this Murray Yacht Sales.
We are also dealers for Corsair
Trimarans and SeaWind
Catamarans through The Finish Line in Stuart,
Florida and service the area between New Orleans
and Jacksonville, the entire states of Mississippi
and Alabama, and southern Georgia.
Sails and Canvas
We work very closely with sailmakers
and canvas companies such as Schurr Sails, North Sails – New
Orleans, Schreck Canvas, Coastal Canvas and others
to provide our customers with the highest quality custom
products available in the industry today.