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Here's what some of our customers are saying about Kiwi Rigging...



"It’s a real pleasure to write a few words on Kiwi Rigging and how Grant has helped bring Predator up to scratch over the past two years.

He has been instrumental in the improvement programme and his advice is always spot on.

Grant has: done a super rig tune to suit the new main; built from scratch a wicked ridged vang; aced the running backstay set up; and generally transformed/replaced all the systems on board.

Grant comes fully equipped with a heap of experience and beaut ideas. Always timely and working with him is really enjoyable.

All of these enhancements where tested to the max during the 2015 Coastal Classic, as we bashed and crashed our way North for 26 hours, with a top wind speed at Cape Brett of 48 knots.

The Predator crew certainly had full confidence in the standing and running rigging and never considered there would be an issue. We just kept on pushing the boat hard. For a 1st on line and handicap in Division 4. We were all exhausted but chuffed!"


Tony Evans, owner of Predator (Beale 9m).

Predator, Beale 9mPredator, first on line and handicap in Division 4 in the Coastal Classic 2015


"Grant from Kiwi Rigging has been maintaining the rigging on Diablo for a number of years now. As well as tuning the rig and supplying new runners and lines, he's also repaired the furler unit and replaced the wind gear.


He always does a great job; has always been to a high standard; is always on the job in quick time; keeps me informed of what is happening, and I couldn't be happier with his work.


I highly recommend Kiwi Rigging - Grant's great to deal with and does a quality job."


Tom Coote, owner of Diablo (Elliott 10.5).





"I owned Cool Change for more than two years, and considered quality of rigging to be very important to the boatís race performance and for the safety of my crew.


I always had great confidence in Grantís work, and he was always on call and quick to respond when something needed doing, especially in the first season when I needed a lot of advice and help with all aspects of the boat."


Zoe Hawkins, ex-owner of Cool Change (Ross 850).

Cool Change

Cool Change racing in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf



"Grant does a superb job of keeping our Elliott 7.9, FX, in good order. When I first bought the boat, he was able to modify many of the sailing systems so that the boat is easier to sail - which is important as most of my crew are female. FX is now a great boat to sail - and we've won numerous race series!


I wasn't always a racer: my first boat was a Raven 26 called Refund. Grant helped me with the rigging work on that, too. The first job was fitting a windex on the mast, and after that he improved the sailing systems so that all the lines led aft to the cockpit. The old, antiquated jammers were replaced with some lovely new Spinlock jammers, and Grant also serviced the winches so that they no longer creaked!


I've already recommended Kiwi Rigging to other boat owners: it's great to have rigging work done at the same calibre as America's Cup yachts at a price that's good value."


Cornelia Luethi, co-owner and skipper of FX (Elliott 7.9).


FX's race and series wins include:

  • PCC Women's Winter Series 2005: 1st Handicap (Division 1)

  • PCC Volvo Round Rangitoto Race 2005, 1st Handicap (Division 2) - Giddens Cup

  • PCC Women's Winter Series 2006: 1st Handicap (Division 1)

  • RYC Winter Series 2007: 3rd Handicap (B Division)

  • PCC Women's Summer Series 2008: 1st Handicap (Division 3)

  • RYC Winter Series 2008: 1st Handicap (C Division)

  • PCC Women's Spring Series 2009: 1st Handicap (Division 3)


FX racing in the BMW Auckland Regatta 2009


Cruising FX

Cruising to Te Kouma on FX with Minnie the dog




Would you like to be another of our happy customers?

Please do contact us to discuss your rigging job!



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