sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Iconic Auckland sparmaker taken over by NZ Rigging

Iconic Auckland sparmaker taken over by NZ Rigging

'Dean Barker at the helm of Jim Farmer’’s new 52fter - completely rigged by NZ Rigging'    Cathy Vercoe LuvMyBoat.com

After forty years in business, iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, New Zealand's oldest spar making and rigging business, has been purchased by New Zealand Rigging.

Formed in 2002, and having expanded steadily ever since, New Zealand Rigging is New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated yacht rigging and sparmaking business, providing spar and rigging services worldwide.

The company is run by two Directors, Cris Brodie and Richard 'Bart' Bearda, who both come from a background working as riggers in various Volvo Ocean Race campaigns. NZ Rigging provides the full range of spars from dinghies to superyachts, and works with both aluminum and carbon spars, including new spar building and rigging plus servicing existing rigs.

Fosters is one of New Zealand's oldest sparmakers, having been founded over 40 years ago, and originally operated out of A. Foster and Co's premises in downtown Auckland, before moving to a new factory in Mt Wellington, in the mid '80's.

The company changed its name to Fostermasts in 2005 and continued to work in conjunction with A. Foster and Co - which in turn has recently been purchased by Harken.

The managing director of NZ Rigging Richard Bearda served his apprenticeship at Fostermasts, and NZ Rigging is privileged to be able to continue the proud tradition of service to Fostermasts extensive customer-base throughout New Zealand and the Pacific

The Fostermasts' name will continue with NZ Rigging being a brand in its own right with many products familiar to those in the marine industry. They are also the importers of Profurl furling systems and NZ Rigging will continue to support this product.

Fostermasts brings to NZ Rigging a library of over 600 rig plans for many of New Zealand's keelboats and trailer yachts, in many cases the only copy in existence!

NZ Rigging now offers New Zealand's widest range of one piece alloy sections as well as an extensive range of carbon masts to suit boats from Starlings to 80ft plus racing and offshore cruising boats.

Retention of the Ronstan, Holmatro and Reckmann agencies will allow NZ Rigging to offer all customers a one stop shop for all their mast, boom and rigging needs whether it be a full package or a kit-set option.

During the next month, Fostermasts will be moved from their premises in Mt Wellington and integrated with NZ Rigging's premises on The North Shore.

Please feel free to contact the Cris, Bart and the team at NZ Rigging for all your mast and rigging needs, phone (649) 480-8090

Websites:
www.nzrigging.com

www.fostermasts.com




by Cris Brodie and Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=68230

3:50 AM Tue 20 Apr 2010 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
NZ Rigging News

Related News Stories:

10 Apr 2014  NZ Rigging to present at SailFiji Race seminar at Royal Akarana YC
02 Jul 2013  America's Cup: NZ Rigging drops the Big Boat's mast into cafe alley
16 Jun 2013  Get your winter rig check with a great deal from NZ Rigging
27 Sep 2012  NZ Rigging offers a Boat Show special - be in now!
03 Apr 2012  Perfect scoreline wins 2012 Mistral Class Championships
16 Mar 2012  NZ Rigging opens rigging-service loft in Westhaven - get 25% discount!
20 Dec 2011  Wednesday Night Blast: Pressing the 'Go' button
02 Nov 2011  Penfold Audi Sport goes carbon
01 Nov 2011  NZ Spars and Rigging instrumental to BSL's Global Ocean Race success
07 May 2010  Images: New Bakewell-White 36, General Lee is launched in Auckland
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World























America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US