Please see the News and New Products available from Nance & Underwood Rigging and Sails. Check back often for updated information on rigging, winches, masts, furling, sails and other fine marine products. See more below.
Searching the High Seas Looking for Talent to Join Our Team!
Above- Disney's Castaway Cay, Captain Jack Sparrow getting ready for a scene.
Nance and Underwood is currently recruiting experienced rigging technicians as well as experienced sailors looking to learn the trade. Please go to the Jobs Page to fill out an online application.
Nance & Underwood Rigging & Sails recently performed the refurbishment of a Lido Deck Canopy first at sea and then at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. The Canopy refurbishment was a tough job but N&U were up to the work with proper planning ahead of the job and execution on site. See the detailed images and text on the movie above. Click to enlarge the movie for full screen.
N&U Sails Loft- Fast Rescue Boat Fendering Covers
Nance and Underwood Sails loft manufactured these Fast Rescue Boat Fendering Covers (Sacrificial). See more images of Fast Rescue Boat Fendering Covers in the Commercial Gallery.
Nance and Underwood Rigging in Quebec Spring of 2016
Nance and Underwood performed a Life Saving Appliances Annual Inspection in Quebec, Canada recently proving Nance and Underwood Rigging will go anywhere, any time to do a job well and on time. See more images of Quebec Life Saving Appliances Annual Inspections in the Commercial Gallery.
Nance Underwood Rigging Installs
Color Matched Safety Rail System
Nance and Underwood has installed this over the side Safety Rail System
designed to match the hull color. Job well done!
See more about the Ronstan Safety Rail System on the Nance Underwood web site. See more images and information for the Safety Rail System.
UP TO $300 CASH BACK ON ANDERSEN WINCHES!
Receive up to $300 cash back on Andersen Winches
purchased between March 1st and May 27th 2016. Download Andersen Winches Rebate Form
Size 12, 18, 28 or
34 Manual Self Tailing Winch(es)
Size 40, 46, 50 or
52 Manual Self Tailing Winch(es)
Size 58, 62, 68 or
72 Manual Self Tailing Winch(es)
Go to the Andersen Winches Page for more winches info. Contact Us for more info and to order today!
N&U Performing Life Saving Appliances Annual Inspections & Life Boat Davit Refit
Life Saving Appliances Annual Inspections
Bahamas- Assisted in a major Life Boat Davit Refit
See more images of Life Saving Appliances Annual Inspections and Life Boat Davit Refit in the Commercial Gallery.
N&U Performing Load Tests
Our team of trained and experienced crew have been performing load tests of: Davits, Cranes, and Over the Side Safety Access Track Systems on a daily basis!
N&U Fabricate Lifting Harness for Personal Submarine
Always something new at Nance and Underwood- this awesome submersible came
by for a lifting harness made of Spectra for craning the sub onto and off of the deck. The lifting harness was custom fabricated at our Fort Lauderdale location.
Nance Underwood Rigging at Seatrade Cruise Global
Nance & Underwood was at Seatrade Cruise Global (formerly Cruise Shipping Miami) March 14-17, 2016 here in Fort Lauderdale. Go to the Nance & Underwood 2016 Seatrade Cruise Global Page for more information.
N&U attend 2016 Harken University
Nance and Underwood rigging had received an invitation to send our technicians through the Harken University training Seminar. This is a prestigious event respected by the maritime industry
N&U technicians not only learned a considerable amount, they provided valuable insight to the factory technical support teams concerning the state of the maritime industry from sailing vessels to cruise ship and commercial vessel support. See more images in the Gallery.
N&U Services Skycon Rail Window Washing Systems
Nance & Underwood Rigging recently serviced a vessel's Skycon Rail Window Washing Systems. See more images in the Commercial Gallery.
N&U at 2016 Harken University
Continuing with Nance and Underwood's commitment to provide properly trained and qualified service technicians to address our clients expectations, N&U has elected to accept Harken Inc.'s invitation to send five (5) rigging technicians to attend 2016's Harken University Course at the Harken USA Factory in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
Grand Bahamas Ship Yard Service Call- Dry Docked Cruise Ship
Nance & Underwood Rigging participated in yet another dry dock event at the
Grand Bahamas Ship Yard. See more images in the Commercial Gallery.
Nance & Underwood Rigging- Member of Shipserv
Nance & Underwood Rigging is now a member of Shipserv, an international source for commercial marine and maritme suppliers working via the internet. Much the way Amazon does, Shipserv also handles inquiries and payment online for marine services and equipment. Please see the Nance & Underwood Rigging Shipserv page for more information and to use Shipserv capabilities for complete service from requests through payment. Nance & Underwood Rigging welcomes all inquiries through Shipserv.
Singapore Service Call- 2 Cruise Ships
Nance & Underwood aided in servicing two cruise ships in back to back dry docks in Singapore. See more images in the Commercial Gallery.
Life Boat Service Call in Greece
Nance & Underwood provided life boat and davit technical services onboard a cruise ship crossing from Athens, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey. See more images in the Commercial Gallery.
Alaskan Life Boat Annual Service Call!
Nance & Underwood performed an Alaskan Life Boat Annual Service Call. See more images in the Commercial Gallery.
N&U Stocks Petersen Stainless Rigging Products
Nance and Underwood has long endeavored to maintain quality assurance with every rigging project. Petersen Stainless Rigging products satisfy the requirements of OSHA as well as USCG and ABS, IACS Et Al demanding SWL markings as well as manufacturer markings permanently engraved/embossed on each shackle, rigging screw, stud and other terminus fittings utilized in the marine industry.
Nance and Underwood Rigging maintains a supply of most Petersen products as well as Harken, Sta-Lok Hayne Marine, Johnson Marine, Loos, Crosby and other Rigging Supplies.
N&U Technicians Provide Mooring Service
Nance & Underwood provided OJT Mooring Services and Splicing for mooring lines aboard a cruise ship recently. As you can see, much interest was created in this joint effort of crew, officers and N&U Technicians! Afterwards,
N&U Technicians engaged in a great Q&A session.
Contact Us for your mooring line survey and equipment services today.
Finished Splice for Mooring Line by N&U Technicians
N&U Rebuilds EMB on Mooring Winch
N&U Rebuilt the EMB (electro-mechanical brake) on a commercial vessel mooring winch.
Mooring Winch Rebuild
After Mooring Winch Rebuild
Houston Murphy Visits European Vendors
Houston Murphy, General Manager of Nance & Underwood Rigging visited European Vendors. His trip took him to Lankhorst Ropes (WireCo WireGroup) in Rotterdam, Holland, Davit International in Sulingen, Germany, and Global Davit in Bassum, Germany. Nance and Underwood maintains a solid relationship with all of our vendors and suppliers.
European Vendor's Wire Rope Testing
Our commitment to our personnel and maintaining their training and familiarity with equipment includes mooring lines and machinery, davits and rescue tender hooks. Training of Nance & Underwood technicians provides our Clients with quality state of the industry service and technical support.
European Vendor Davit Wire Rope Testing
2015 Hurricane Season is Here
The June 1 through November 30 2015 Hurricane Season is here again. Nance and Underwood Rigging recommends that all vessels are surveyed prior to the season for insurance records. We further recommend that all mooring lines and docking equipment are inspected for condition and security. Commercial vessels are recommended to survey mooring lines, windlasses and anchoring equipment as soon as possible.
Nance and Underwood has replacements for all mooring lines, chafe gear, long warps and other gear for the storm season. Contact Us for more information or an appointment for a survey.
Nance & Underwood Rigging- More LSA Testing!
Another successful Life Saving Appliances (Lifeboat) job for an anonymous client.
Go to the Commercial Gallery for more images
N&U Tune Mast for Derecktor 96 Sail Yacht
N&U Tuning the Mast on a 96' Derecktor Sailing Yacht
Go to the Sail Gallery for more Images
Holland America M/V Zaandam 5 Year Inspection
N&U performed the Holland America M/V "Zaandam" 5 year lifeboat inspection in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Go to the Commercial Image Gallery for more Images
N&U Support- Cruising Couple on Return from World Circumnavigation
WE MADE IT AROUND THE WORLD!
Thanks for all your hard work on rigging our sailboat!
Cathy & Charlie
Taswell 58, "Celebrate"
Nance & Underwood completely re-rigged the standing and running rigging and made new sails for the Taswell 58 sailboat "Celebrate". N&U further supported them on the trip by sending an electric motor for their head furler to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Rescue Davit Hydraulic Service onboard ROPAX Ferry in Puerto Rico
Nance & Underwood onboard the ROPAX vessel Caribbean Fantasy performed Rescue Davit Hydraulic service including the rebuild fo the failed 15 Gallon Accumulator while the vessel was in Puerto Rico.
Nance & Underwood- Davit Testing at Grand Bahama Island onboard M/V Samson
Nance & Underwood- Carnival Conquest LSA Drills Pre-Dry Dock
Carnival Conquest Lifeboat Drill
Nance & Underwood- Dry Dock Lifeboat Inspection of the CCL Facination
Nance and Underwood did a dry dock inspection of the lifeboats for the Carnival Cruise Lines "Fascination" at Grand Bahama Ship Yard, in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Nance & Underwood- Dry Dock Lifeboat Inspection of the CCL Victory
Launch after Dry Dock Lifeboat Inspection of the CCL Victory
Nance and Underwood Performed an Annual Inspection of the CCL Ecstasy
Nance and Underwood performed an annual inspection of the Carnival Cruise Lines "Ecstasy" participating as a ride along service crew on a Miami/Nassua/Miami trip.
Annual Inspection of the Carnival Cruise Lines "Ecstasy"
Nance and Underwood Rigging and Sails Attends Cruise Shipping Miami 2015
Thank you for coming to visit us at the 2015 Cruise Shipping Miami Exposition March 16-19, 2015.
Miami Beach Convention Center, Booth 2217
Cruise Ship Miami 2015
Cruise Ship Miami Booth
Nance and Underwood Un-Steps Yacht Mast Cartagena, Columbia
Nance and Underwood has been busy.
Two Rigging technicians traveled to Cartagena, Columbia to Un-Step a Mono Hull Sloop for preparation for a re-rig.
Nance and Underwood Un-Steps Yacht Mast
Houston Murphy was invited to Survey the Life boats on the RCCL Majesty of the Seas' life boats for new entry covers.
Nance and Underwood Survey Lifeboat Entry Covers
One technicians is participating in a dry dock of the Cruise Ship Fascination (CCL) and another is called out for a ride along inspection of the cruise ship Ecstasy (CCL). Check out the pictures!
More to come, Cruise Ship Miami starts next week we will have our booth up and ready.
Gulfstream Sailing Club Annual Regatta April 11, 2015
Nance & Underwood co-sponsored the Gulfstream Sailing Club Annual Regatta April 11, 2015 on the waters off Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Got to the Gulfstream Sailing Club website for more information.
Nance and Underwood Installs Yacht Mast with Custom Butt Bar
Nance and Underwood recently installed a large sailing yacht's mast using a Nance & Underwood custom made Butt Bar.
The Butt Bar is used to keep rod rigging from moving in the cups while the mast is in transition from horizontal to vertical (vice-versa). This is critical for large boat mast removal projects. See many more images on the Yacht Gallery Page.
Nance and Underwood Load Tests Safety Track for Benetti 60 meter Yacht
60 meter Benetti motor yacht Safety Track being load tested by the Nance and Underwood Rigging crew is seen above and below in Nassau Harbor.
Nance and Underwood Performs Davit Inspection
Nance and Underwood Rigging performed an annual Davit Inspection on board the
Product Tanker "Navigator Venus" in Freeport, The Bahamas.
Nance and Underwood Rigging Technicians
Attend Selden Mast and Rigging Technical Service School
Nance and Underwood Rigging technicians attended the Selden Mast, Inc. Mast and Rigging Technical service school at the Selden factory in Charleston, North Carolina.
Custom Genoa Turning Blocks for 116' Hood Sailing Yacht
Nance and Underwood constructed out of GRP (as well as Kevlar for structural integrity) these port and starboard bases for the Genoa Sheet Turning Blocks. All Harken equipment was utilized in the project. The captain and crew of this 116 Hood sailing vessel appreciated the design and function of these modifications to facilitate ergonomic sail handling.