Mast & Rigging Surveys information

As surveyors (not sail-makers or riggers) European Marine Services are regretfully unable to provide a full written report or opinion of standing / running rigging, sails, mast and spars, associated equipment, winches and fittings etc. We do however offer comments of equipment / fittings – viewed at deck level and discuss our ‘general opinion’ with the client.

We therefore work with messrs Jeckells of Wroxham Sailmakers & Riggers to offer a full comprehensive service and provide a written report for our clients

A mast and rigging inspection is always recommended prior to any extended coastal or offshore trip

The inspection policy varies between insurance companies but nevertheless a period of no more than ten years is recommended between inspections

In association with messrs Jeckells (rigging department) a rigging survey / inspection will involve ‘climbing’ the mast – which saves the problem and cost of unstepping the mast to inspect the cap and tange. An electric current will be passed through the standing rigging to detect ‘potential failures’ in rigging terminals etc etc,

For a Quotation please call us

Plus much more……


We have linked with messrsJeckells of Wroxham – Sailmakers & Riggers to carry out Mast & Rigging Surveys / Inspections

Jeckells are acknowledegd experts with more than 179 years experience

A Rigging Survey includes the following, but not limited to…

  • Masts & Spars
  • Standing Rigging
  • Rigging Terminals & Rigging Screws
  • Shroud / chain plates
  • Insurance Estimates


European Marine Services:  For marine surveys throughout the Norfolk Broads, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, East Anglia & UK.
We travel Anywhere at Any time to inspect vessels of all types both leisure & commercial, GRP, wood & steel /aluminium- Ocean yachts, motor cruisers, sports boats, sailing yachts, broads cruisers, canal narrow boats, work boats, steel barges etc etc