Ancasta Group acquires rigging specialist
Ancasta Group has acquired the Cowes-based Spencer Rigging to expand its portfolio of yacht services.
Established in 1958, rigging specialist Spencer Rigging supplies, manufactures and installs rigging worldwide, with services including rod rigging, swaging, splicing, balustrading, and masts and booms, for all sailing yachts, from modern cruisers, race yachts, and classic yachts to sailing dinghies.
The company also offers an inspection service, inspecting all running and standing rigging, including all termination points and associated hardware such as blocks, spreaders, furlers and headsail foils.
Spencer Rigging also produces lifting and architectural equipment to clients across commercial, MOD and construction industries, and carries out non-destructive and destructive testing.
The company will continue to operate from the company’s rigging loft based at Empire Building, Cowes, with the team headed by Managing Director Neil Brinsdon.
Nick Griffith, Managing Director of Ancasta Group said:
“Spencer Rigging is a hugely respected name with a reputation built on trust and quality products produced by its skilled workforce, continuing the company ethos established by Harry Spencer over 65 years ago.
“We’re delighted to be extending this reputation to further enhance Ancasta Group‘s turnkey boat repair, maintenance and aftersales services that support clients through the lifecycle of their boat ownership, and continue to deliver trusted equipment and services to a wide range of industries.”
The Ancasta Group offers its customers a complete boating service, which includes Ancasta Yacht Services, operating from Port Hamble. The rigging specialist joins the group to deliver marine, architectural and commercial rigging services, also alongside Advanced Rigging and Hydraulics, Ancasta Race Boats, Ancasta International Boat Sales, and Ancasta Ownership Solutions.
Ancasta Group is partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust to help young people living through and beyond cancer. The Cowes/Largs-based Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a sailing charity that offers sailing and adventure trips to young people aged eight to 24 who are recovering from cancer.
For every new boat sold, Ancasta donates the cost for one young person to go on a four-day sailing adventure with the Trust for the first time. Ancasta also supports the charity through team fundraising, volunteering, and awareness-raising activities.