|At Bay Rigging we've worked hard to establish a personable company that will work closely with boat owners.|
Bay Rigging fills a void in the Tampa Bay area by offering a wide variety of mobile rigging services for both power and sailing yachts. Working with Bay Rigging, you'll receive professional service in a timely manner.
We are fully insured, licensed and stand behind our work 100%. As a boat owner myself, I know how important your boat is to you! So call us when you want work done right the first time ... every time
Mike Ritner, head of Bay Rigging, has been professionally involved in the maritime industry since 1982. Originally from the Annapolis sailing community, Mike has worked with Chesapeake Rigging Ltd., Annapolis Marine Electronics, Bay Rigging of Annapolis, Annapolis Landing Marina, and The US Navy.
His experience includes services involving all aspects of running and standing rigging, composite cored decks, hull structures, electronics installation, and all brands of manual, electric and hydraulic main and headsail furling systems. Mike has been responsible for the full commissioning of yachts up to 65' including masts, rigging, electronics and deck hardware.
Mike also has racing experience and has crewed in the SORC racing circuit and on MORC yachts in the Chesapeake and Key West. He has completed eight round trips on his Laguna 30 sloop of the ICW and near coastal, from New England to Southwest FL, including Lake Okeechobee, FL Keys, Bahamas, and Bermuda. Most recently, he completed his last delivery 1500 miles offshore from Annapolis, MD to Madeira Beach, FL in his 1969 Ericson 41 that he restored from keel to masthead.
Mike has supplied full support to racing yachts from Albacores to Whitbread 60's, including rod rigging, hydraulics, custom deck layouts, hi-tech cordage, carbonfiber masts and spinnaker poles.
Mike has designed and installed 12, 24 and 110v electrical systems for windlasses and winches, and has manufactured custom standing rigging 1/16"-9/16" using mechanical or machine swage fittings. His education includes seminars from Navtec Hydraulic and Rod Rigging, Heart Interface Corporation, B&G Marine Instruments, and Furuno Marine.
Among the many services Bay Rigging provides are:
Electronics - We can install and interface GPS, RADAR, VHF, SSB, chart plotters, autopilots, fishfinders, and inverters in addition to complete rewiring of 12v and 110v systems
Electric Windlass and Winch Installation - We can design and install 12, 24 and 110v electrical systems for windlasses and winches
Roller Furling Systems - We install and service all brands of manual, electric and hydraulic main and headsail furling systems
Racing Deck Layouts
Custom Deck Layouts
Standing and Running Rigging
Installation of Masts, Lifelines, Deck Hardware, Steering Cables and Hydraulic Systems
Custom spliced anchor and dock lines
Custom Rigging - we can provide custom standing rigging 1/16"-9/16" using mechanical or machine swage fittings
Full commissioning of yachts
Mike's experience in the marine industry is extensive, and he strives to work closely with boat owners to provide reliable, professional, timely service. Bay Rigging is fully insured, licensed, and stands behind their work 100%.