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Southern Spars announces appointment of Rig Pro New Zealand manager

'Salperton IV under sail with her new rig from Southern Spars'    Southern Spars    Click Here to view large photo

Southern Spars is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexis Reeves as Rig Pro’s New Zealand Manager.

Alexis is a highly experienced rigger whose knowledge of the marine industry is second to none, and he is well positioned to provide the world class level of service and expertise that Rig Pro is known for.

Southern Spars has announced the appointment of Alexis Reeves as Rig Pro’s New Zealand Manager. -    
'I’m delighted to have the opportunity to take up this role with Rig Pro NZ. I’m committed to taking our operations to the next level and to ensuring that the rig service you get from us is quite simply the best in the world', says Alexis.

'Whether it’s a 50 metre superyacht or a five metre harbour racer we can help improve the performance and safety of its rig.

'As a keen sailor myself I understand the needs of the industry and am here to help.'

Originally hailing from a boating family in the south of England Alexis has worked in the marine industry for over 15 years.

He began as a boat builder for the iconic Sunseeker Yachts before his love of sailing caused him to relocate to New Zealand. In Auckland he pursued a career in rigging under the tutorage of one of New Zealand’s most respected marine riggers. After a brief diversion to Australia to gain some experience in commercial rigging he returned to New Zealand and began working for Rig Pro in 2008.

Since then he has worked on a wide range of major rig projects including project managing the complete rig refit of Athena (90 mtr schooner), the commissioning of a new rig on Salperton (44 mtr Dubois sloop) and major rig work on Zefira (50 mtr Dubois sloop). In addition Alexis has managed multiple superyacht rig refits and service jobs, as well as working widely on some of New Zealand’s top high performance racing yachts.

Work commitments aside Alexis is a keen boatie with a number of offshore and inshore miles behind him. Highlights including racing and campaigning successfully an A Class Catamaran over several seasons, race crew on Zefira in a number of major Mediterranean and Caribbean superyacht regattas, and several offshore delivery trips.

Endeavour under goes sea trials, Auckland with a new set of Southern Spars -    
Alexis has also become heavily involved in Auckland’s thriving classic yacht scene, racing and cruising on a variety of classic yachts, and recently buying his own classic launch to restore.

Southern Spars rig division, Rig Pro provides comprehensive and professional service, repair and maintenance to racing and cruising yachts whether they carry Southern Spars rigs or other brands.

Rig Pro is the only global rig servicing provider with centres in New Zealand, USA, Spain and South Africa. Each service centre is run by accomplished sailors who know first-hand how critical it is to have full confidence in a rig.

Rig Pro provides a unique mast maintenance programme designed to monitor the servicing up keep of a yacht, ultimately protecting investment and resale value for the future.

Services include: * Stepping /un-stepping and tuning * Rig repair and maintenance * Rod heading * Machining * Container Storage *Electrical and electronic repair * Cordage and hardware * Hydraulic service * Mobile workshop * Design engineers on site * Dockage for yachts undergoing service * Full paint facility *Expert composite repair *Splicing *Rig tunes & Setups *Surveys *Swaging *life lines *Machining & Welding *refits


by Josh Impey

  

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