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Alameda Rigging Shop

West Marine Rigging Service was founded in 1993 to meet the increasing demand for high quality custom rigging assemblies for our sailing and powerboat customers. Since that time, we've employed skilled managers and talented riggers to produce consistent, cost effective products. Visit one of our In-Store Rigging Shops.




Alameda Rigging Shop

Production Facility
860 Marine Drive Suite 581
Rock Hill, SC 29730
888-447-7444

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Newport, Rhode Island
379 West Main Rd.
Middletown RI 02842
401-841-9880

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Annapolis, Maryland
113 Hillsmere Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-268-0129

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2401 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-527-5540

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Seattle, Washington
1275 Westlake Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
206-292-0356

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Alameda, California
730 Buena Vista Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
510-521-4865

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Alameda Rigging Shop

San Diego, California
1250 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92106
619-225-8844

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Kemah, Texas
1401 Marina Bay Dr.
Kemah, TX 77565
281-535-0820

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Mark ChandlerMark Chandler
West Coast

Years of Sailing / Boating: 40

Type of Sailing: Cruising & Racing

Rigging Experience: 14 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Many offshore miles racing and cruising.  Mooring system fabrication and installation.  Inshore racing Melges 20/24/32s, J-105, most ULDBs, multihulls.

Personal Activities and Interests: Hobie farming, racing sailboats, robotics, kids.

Noel Johnson
Newport, Rhode Island

Years of Sailing/ Boating: 40+

Type of Sailing: Cruising, racing, and professional chartering crew

Rigging Experience: 5 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Lifelong sailor with over 20,000 offshore delivery miles including a nonstop solo trip from Stewart Fla to Newport RI . Dinghy racing Laser, 420's; keelboat racing , J24, TP52, 12 meters, and club boats.

Personal Activities and Interests: Sailing, Skiing, moutain and road biking, rollerblading, scuba and free diving; anything to satisfy my adrenaline addiction!


Julian RichardsJulian Richards
Annapolis, Maryland

Years of Sailing / Boating: 35

Type of Sailing: Cruising & Racing

Rigging Experience: 10 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Hotel and catering management, boat building, captain and skippering, charter business, built two boats with family. Two transatlantic crossings, live aboard for 5 years

Personal Activities and Interests: Sailboat Racing, Golf, Reading, Travel.

Pete AckermanPete Ackerman,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Years of Sailing / Boating: 45

Type of Sailing: Cruising & Racing

Rigging Experience: 15 years

Professional Experience / Specialty: Captain of sailing and power vessels with deliveries up and down entire east coast, ocean deliveries to the Caribbean, Newport to Bermuda 3 times and back, commercial fisherman

Personal Activities and Interests: Racing Sailboats, Marine Botany, Vintage Motorcycles, Golf.


Cliff HennenCliff Hennen
Seattle, Washington

Years of Sailing / Boating: 25

Type of Sailing: Cruising & Racing

Rigging Experience: 8 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Specialize in prepping boats for cruising, rigging for safety and ease of use for offshore sailing.

Personal Activities and Interests: Sailing, Windsurfing, Kiting, anything wind related, Camping, Hiking, Skiing.

Ryan NelsonRyan Nelson
Alameda, California

Years of Sailing / Boating: 25

Type of Sailing: Racing

Rigging Experience: 6 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Dinghy racing 505, Laser, Skiff, Keel boat racing J24, ID35, sailing instructor 10 years, 6 pack captains license, Masters of Arts in Sculpture and Painting.

Personal Activities and Interests:: Racing Sailboats, Surfing, Indoor Soccer and Skiing.


David EberhardDavid Eberhard
San Diego, California

Years of Sailing / Boating: 32

Type of Sailing: Cruising

Rigging Experience: 4 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Managed quality control laboratory for 10 years, 15 years as a plant manager for a manufacturing plant built a Roberts 44 cruising sailboat in steel.

Personal Activities and Interests: Live aboard, Cruising, Boat Building, Bicycling, Sailing.

Jason HudsonJason Hudson
Kemah, Texas

Years of Sailing / Boating: 6

Type of Sailing: Cruising

Rigging Experience: 2 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Live aboard on a 47 foot Lagoon with many open ocean miles, worked in the Alameda and San Diego Rigging Shops before relocating to our newest shop in Kemah TX.

Personal Activities and Interests: Cruising the open oceans with his family, spending time with his wife and children exploring distant lands.


BillBill - Wire/Rod Sales & Support

With West Marine since: 1996

Specialties: Lifelines, Rod and Standing Rigging

Other Interests: Guitars

From: West Virginia

PaulPaul - Rope/Line Sales & Support

With West Marine since: 2011

Specialties: Racing Lines, Docklines

Other Interests: linux, boat restorations

From: North Carolina


AaronAaron - Wire Lead

With West Marine since: 1999

Specialties: Wire Swaging, Regatta Support, Hydraulics, New Shop Construction

Other Interests: Hockey, NFL, Fishing & Hunting

From: Florida

JasonJason - Rope Lead

With West Marine since: 1999

Specialties: Specialty Splicing & Double Covers

Other Interests: Cooking, Pool, Darts

From: Ohio


BeauBeau - Wire Production

With West Marine since: 1999

Specialties: Lifeline & Standing Rigging Swaging

Other Interests: Hunting & Trucks

From: South Carolina

BaconBacon - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2008

Specialties: Docklines and other Braided Lines

Other Interests: 80's Horror Movies, Batman

From: Arizona


DonnieDonnie - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2005

Specialties: Workboats, is a Licensed Captain - 100T Aux/Sail Radar

Other Interests: Fishing and his grandchildren

From: South Carolina

DustinDustin - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2007

Specialties: Premades, Halyards, Lifeslings, Soft Shackles

Other Interests: Wild Life Conservation, Online Gaming

From: California


EddieEddie - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 1998

Specialties: Specialty Knots & Marlinspike Seamanship

Other Interests: Outdoors

From: South Carolina

RobRob - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2008

Specialties: Race Car Tethers, Wire/Rope splicing

Other Interests: Rock&Metal Music

From: South Carolina

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