Please see the News and New Products now available from Nance & Underwood Rigging and Sails. Check back often for new and updated information on rigging, winches, masts, furling, sails and other fine marine products. See more below.
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 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Annapolis Sailboat Show
Roger Underwood attended the Annapolis boat show on request from Forespar and Selden to provide technical consultation with potential clients. Contact email@example.com for an appointment or information in advance.
IBEX Tampa, Florida
The IBEX show turned out to be a good event for Nance & Underwood. A large and
revolutionary contract was awarded. N&U solidified an agreement that will revolutionize the yachting industry. The project is to be kept under wraps until the press confrence during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The primary focus was our input to the vessel safety societies
concerning rigging safety and qualifications. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
IBEX Show Event - Tampa, Florida
Safe Working Load (SWL) Testing for Research/Survey Vessel
Nance and Underwood completed Safe Working Load (SWL) Load Testing aboard a Research/Survey (seismic) Vessel. Our technicians completed the project with the help of the crew, within half the time allotted by the vessel's staff. Great Job!!!
New Mooring Lines Installed for "Nova Star", 27,444 gross ton Ro-Pax Cruise Ferry
Nance and Underwood has successfully exchanged the mooring lines onboard the Master Vessel "Nova Star". A 27,444 gross ton Ro-Pax cruise ferry operating in the Gulf of Maine sailing from Portland Maine, USA to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada on a daily turn around basis. The outdated 66mm 80 ton polypropylene/nylon mooring lines were replaced with 32mm 84 ton Samson Rope®
Dyneema® Amsteel Blue mooring lines configured in Fort Lauderdale and exchanged onboard the vessel while in service.
The exchange was a successful endeavor with N&U and Rope Inc technicians providing on board mooring line as well as windlass inspection and repair training to the vessel's crew.
Nance and Underwood Receives Bureau Veritas Service Provider Certification
Nance and Underwood has received Bureau Veritas service provider certification for Marine Division Load Testing of Lifting Loose Gears, Ropes, etc. The accreditation makes N&U a dual Classification Service Provider in the Maritime industry. N&U testing and mooring deck endeavors have been noticed and accepted by the classification societies. It is N&U's dedication to providing seafarers with safe and functional equipment that was recognized and lauded by our peers.
New Testing Equipment- Safety Track & Eye Bolts
Nance & Underwood Rigging has New Testing Equipment to facilitate SWL (Safe Working Load) testing of Safety Access Track
and Safety Harness Eye Bolt Installations. This system is the least harmful
to hull sides. All vessels over 100 tons are subject to testing for requirements by all Classifications, USCG, OSHA, ANSI, SAE and others internationally. Click for Larger Images
Stepping the Mast of a New Balance 451 Catamaran
Trip up the Intracoastal Waterway and New River in Fort Lauderdale
and the stepping of the mast in time lapse video on the new Balance 451 Catamaran.
Life Boat Cover/Entrance Tarp Manufactured by Nance and Underwood Rigging
These pictures are of a Cruise Ship Life Boat salvaged from the Costa Concordia by Fassmer for delivery to the Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ship M/V Legend. This Life Boat Cover/Entrance Tarp was manufactured by Nance and Underwood Rigging!
Nance and Underwood Now a Horizontal Tension Testing
Facility to Accommodate Wire, Rope Lifting and Rigging Components
Nance and Underwood Rigging has
completed the construction of a 20,000 lb Horizontal tension test bed at our
Fort Lauderdale Facility. This Tool will shorten the turn around time for
bridles, crane hoist, hooks, chain falls and davit components as well as
reduce the cost in manufacturing of rigging and lifting components. By
performing these inspections and tests in house we are able to keep our
prices lower than our competition.
For the first time a Safety Access System has been color matched to the vessel. This project is a success. The colored (White) coating is of a more durable coating than the typical hard anodized surface.
Nance and Underwood Rigging extends thanks to the client as well as to the OEM provider who approved this application. Next is a Navy Blue system to match the hull sides on a new build!!
Nance and Underwood Rigging and Sails Will Attend Cruise Shipping Miami 2015
Come visit us at the 2015 Cruise Shipping Miami Exposition March 16-19, 2015.
2014 Hurricane Season
2014 Cruise Shipping Miami