Rigging – Metal Fab

Rigging/Metal Fabrication


Our rigging department is highly skilled in maintaining all aspects of sailboat rigging. Our head rigger, Peter Spielman is an experienced yachtsmen and sailor who has been with Essex Boat Works for over fifteen years. We are equipped for step and unstep services and tune your rig.

We offer a variety of rigging services including:

  • Custom Fabrication – Aluminum and Stainless Steel
    • Bowsprit Asymmetrical Sail
    • Flagstaffs
    • Davits
    • Radar mounts and more
  • Mast Tuning
  • Full spar and outrigger service
  • Surveys

We offer in-house welding capability and aerial bucket lift for efficiency aloft.


Metal Fabrication

At Essex Boat Works, we pride ourselves with providing you, our customers with custom options. We offer onsite welding and a machine shop for manufacturing the most unique parts under the skillful eye and engineering by Peter Spielman who has worked at Essex Boat Works for over twenty years. Peter is an ABS certified welder with years of experience and creativity to customize your most specific metal boat parts.

We work with stainless steel and aluminum fabrication providing davits, mounts, flag staffs, and more. EBW is your first stop for projects big and small – from engine mounts, fuel and water tanks, steering wheels, to clevis pins, anchor rollers, stanchions and more. We even recently completed a custom Storm Along for one of our customers that included an added hinge to ease transportation in tight bridge covered areas.