Sailplans, Deck Layouts, Rig Tuning, Sail Repair & Cleaning, Sail Handling Systems, Architectural Rigging and Much More

Zern Rigging

Sailplans, Deck Layouts, Rig Tuning, Sail Repair & Cleaning, Sail Handling Systems, Architectural Rigging and Much More

Rick Zern, Sail & Rigging

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
  • Lifelines 
  • Running 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!

Yacht Dealers

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.

Dealer for J/Boats
Dealer for Beneteau
Dealer for Corsair Trimarans
Alerion Express Seawind Catamarans