Fox’s rigging team is one of the most experienced and highly skilled in the country. We are experts in rigging for all forms of sailing yacht – modern cruisers, race yachts, classic yachts and sailing dinghies.
Based in Suffolk we are here to help you wherever you are no matter what your requirements, from a basic rig check and set up to a fully customised rigging package with electrics or hydraulics.
Customers frequently find the most valuable service we offer is a survey of their yacht’s rigging. Here we can identify potential maintenance issues and upgrade possibilities. Nothing should be more important to a yachtsman than the integrity of his rig.
When yachts are brought to Fox’s for boatyard work or storage involving a de-rig we will carry out a basic survey free of charge.
Fox’s are official agents for Seldén and Z Spars and supply their range of high quality aluminium and carbon masts, booms and spinnaker poles.
Our boatyard spraying and workshop facilities enable us to provide a comprehensive repair and respray service for all forms of spar.
We have extensive experience of all forms of stainless steel wire rigging (including Dyform and 1×19) and stainless steel Nitronic 50 rod rigging, as well as high performance fibre rigging such as PBO, Dyneema and Aramid.
As an appointed official agent, we supply, fit and service the market leading Navtec rigging products
Wire swaging and rod heading
We have machinery in-house to swage wire up to 28mm in diameter and to head rods up to 115,000lbs in breaking strength (also expressed as -115). This means that we can generally service yachts up to 100ft LOA without any problems.
Our preference is usually Navtec and Sta-lok for wire, fittings and specialist rod terminals. If you prefer we can supply a kit of standing rigging parts for self assembly on site.
We can supply all forms of running rigging, from the simplest dock lines to the most high tech race ropes. We work with a variety of manufacturers to pick the right rope for your requirements including Gleistein, Kingfisher and Marlow.
We are also one of the few stockists in the country of Gottifredi Maffioli race ropes where Dyneema, Kevlar, Zylon and Vectran are used to reinforce outer covers for specific handling needs (for example where heat build up is a potential problem).
Our trained riggers can splice virtually any line with the most effective techniques to maximise the strength of the line.
Winches and sail handling systems
We supply, fit and service winches, furlers and other sail handling systems from all of the leading manufacturers including Harken, Lewmar, Seldén Furlex, Schaefer, Pro-Furl, Reckmann and Bamar.
We can design complete sail handling solutions and are experts in converting cruising yachts for short handed sailing.
Deck hardware and fittings
We carry a huge stock of blocks, shackles, cleats, travellers and other deck fittings from many of the most popular names including Wichard, Harken, Lewmar, Ronstan, Spinlock, Talyaska and Equiplite.
Worldwide rigging service
We service and supply rigging to yachts all over the world and have re-rigged yachts and stepped masts in countries as far from the UK as Singapore, Malta, Gibraltar, Spain and Hong Kong among others.
We keep records of the parts we have fitted to every yacht we work on. So if you need a replacement you we can send it out to you no matter where you are in the world.
We are proud to be the riggers of all new Oyster yachts in their range up to 82ft. The photo sequence above gives a feel for the process in stepping the mast into a brand new yacht.