Marine Results opens South of France satellite...

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Marine Results opens South of France satellite...

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The British spar-and-rigging-service specialist of Hamble, Hampshire, has opened a base at La Ciotat, which occupies a prime South of France spot to the east of Marseilles.


From there it will cater to the spar and rigging service demands of western Mediterranean-based superyachts and the grand prix racing circuit that have increasingly been calling on the firm's expertise.
The La Ciotat facility boasts a comprehensive facility for large yachts, which includes a 2,000-tonne yacht lift, a 300-tonne travel-hoist and a 300x60m dry-dock. And with the addition of a 500-tonne OYS heading press Marine Results is now the area’s official OYS agent, capable of carrying out heading of rods up to 1.75in (44.45mm) in diameter.
Marine Results’ personnel are also qualified to carry out a range of NDT (non-destructive testing) techniques, such as ultrasonic examinations of composite structures and penetrating-dye inspections of metallic components.
The Marine Results’ team has just finished an annual service of the world’s tallest mast (pictured below), which of course is to be found aboard Mirabella V; it was a follow-up to a full five-year OYS recommended service of the standing rigging that the company undertook a year ago also in La Ciotat.
Marine Results has worked on several significant projects recently including the conditional survey of Maltese Falcon. Other recent and on-going commissions include work on the likes of Hyperion, Maria Cattiva, Moonbird, Drumbeat, Antares and Salute, as well as numerous other racing and cruising rigs.

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