Built for Speed

When rigging performance counts, count on
R&W Rope Rigging Solutions.

Timeless Performance

From Beetle Cats to Tall Ships,
trust our experienced Traditional Rigging team.

Safe Voyage

Cruise in confidence with proper mast tuning,
rig inspection, and annual service.

Home Sweet Home

Interior & exterior design features, stainless steel cable railings and landscape ropes.

The Sky's the Limit

Hardware and service for
architectural, industrial, and theatrical rigging.

Unrivaled Rigging Experience

With well over 150 years of combined experience, our rigging team has the expertise to design, service, or build any rigging project you can imagine.

Joe Mello
  • Former owner, Rigging Solutions
  • Former head rigger, Concordia Boats
  • Former head rigger, Mystic Seaport
  • 40+ years of rigging experience

Joe Mello

Corey Butlin
  • Former head rigger, Hall Spars & Rigging
  • 23-year industry veteran

Corey Butlin

Bob Dollar
  • Lt. Commander, US Navy (Retired)
  • 40+ years of nautical consulting
  • Member of Cordage Institute
  • Member of International Guild of Knot Tyers
  • Expert on splicing, line selection, and custom knotwork

Bob Dollar

Zee Custodio
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • 10 years experience with R&W Rope Marine

Zee Custodio

Mike Duvall
  • Former Rigger & IT Tech at Hall Spars
  • 26 Years as Owner of Duvall Sailing Service, San Francisco Bay
  • 40 Years One Design & Offshore Sailing Experience

Mike Duvall

Nathan Cullinan
  • 2015 Graduate, International Yacht Restoration School: Systems & Composites
  • Apprenticeship with Joe Mello of Rigging Solutions
  • Experienced boatbuilder and rigger
  • ABYC and NMEA certified Technician

Nathan Cullinan

Nathan Cullinan
  • Expert in Rope Fibers and construction
  • Master Splicer, over 10 years experience with Splice Girls
  • 8 Years experience at R&W Rope

Brent Brewer

Unmatched Versatility

While our roots are in marine rigging, we work on a variety of architectural, design, industrial, and theatrical rigging jobs as well. No project is too big or small.

Want to shop for rope, cordage, or hardware directly?
Visit our main R&W Rope website.

On-site Consulting

Mast & Rig Tuning

Swaging & Splicing

Hardware Sales & Service

Bronze & Stainless Steel

Wide Selection of Running Rigging

Need professional marine, architectural,
or industrial rigging service?

Contact Us

I've used Rigging Solutions in the past with great results. I look forward to using them in this new relationship with R&W Rope. Good luck!

Dana Walston

Joe Mello rigged my Concordia yawl Arawak, and Corey Butlin was my crew for years.
What a team they've assembled!

Donald Tofias W-Class™ Racing Yachts

What great news. The merger of R&W Rope and Rigging Solutions should be a win-win for everyone.

David Kaufman

R&W Rope
Rigging Solutions

39 Tarkiln Place
New Bedford, MA 02745
Phone: (800)260-8599
Email: rigging@rwrope.com

We check email regularly throughout the work day, and will respond to your request as soon as possible.