Boats have been a part of my life since I was a kid. At age 22, I started working on boats professionally by outfitting work boats: seine skiffs, gill netters, oil skimmers, rapid response fire boats, police boats including a 69’ catamaran for Alaska Fish and Game. After about 5 years of that, I added rigging to my resumé and have enjoyed working on all aspects of rigging associated with sailing vessels from the smallest daysailer to 70’ ocean going yachts.
After 25 years in the business, I have seen alot of crazy shit and have a knack for troubleshooting all aspects of most systems found on recreational pleasure boats: hydraulics, electronics, plumbing, davits, windlasses, steering etc.. I am an
ABYC certified electrician.
ABOUT BALLARD YACHT RIGGING
Ballard Yacht Rigging is a family business originally started in the mid 90’s by my me, my two brothers and our father. We ran it successfully for five years but closed up as we all decided to move on to other things. Boating is still a big part of the family, but I have continued to do yacht work for most of my adult life.
After 20+ years working in boatyards and marine services around Seattle, I am restarting the business with a broader focus. In addition to rigging, I am an ABYC certified electrician and experienced with all aspects of pleasure boats from bilge pumps to electronics to hydraulic engine controls.