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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.
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N&U Tune Mast for Derecktor 96 Sail Yacht
N&U Tuning the Mast on a 96' Derecktor Sailing Yacht
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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.
Custom Butt Bar Mast Raising
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.
Custom Genoa Block
Custom Harken Genoa Block Installation
2014 Rigging News
2014 Hurricane Season
2014 Cruise Shipping Miami
2013 Rigging News