About XW Rigging

XW Rigging is a well established and highly regarded yacht rigging business based in Gosport, Hampshire, UK. Established in 1993, XW Rigging are the only Westerly yacht rigging specialists and pride themselves on high quality yacht rigging and architecture across a wide range of cruising yachts.

In 1998 XW Rigging moved into their fully equipped workshop in the heart of the yachting community at Gosport’s Haslar Marina where they remain to date.

Owner Paul Cochrane has over 20 years of yacht rigging experience. He teams his wealth of experience and rigging expertise with leading industry products to provide a reliable, high quality service to clients with an emphasis on helping clients to maintain the efficiency and safety of their rigs.

Paul offers a comprehensive rigging service using Wire Teknik roller swaging machines for 4mm – 16mm wire, a Talurit press for 1.5-10mm wire and offers a wide range of ropes which are available from his fully stocked rigging loft.


As a comprehensive rigging service based in the heart of the south coast in Gosport, XW Rigging offers complete service and maintenance for your rigging.

With a strong emphasis on helping you to maintain the efficiency and safety of your rig, XW Rigging offers the following services for your yacht:

Rig tuning
Complete rig, mast, boom, running and standing rigging services.
Mast un-stepping and re-stepping.
In-situ rig checks and insurance surveys.
Halyards and sheets; colour coded, cut, spliced and fitted.
Spinnaker poles, tracks and lifts.
Blocks, bottle screws, backstay adjusters, toggles, shackles and insulators.
Guard wires, jackstay safety wires and lazy jack systems.

Furthermore, XW Rigging are the only Westerly yacht specialists and offer unparalleled care for your Westerly rig.


I have owned my Westerly Ocean 33 from new and she is now 13 years old, so I decided to have the rigging replaced. I commisioned Paul at XW to do the job after taking 3 quotes from other riggers on the S. Coast. Not only did XW rigging come in at the best price they advised on materials to use quoting the price difference. I am absolutly delighted with the results, the boat sails like a dream and the job was completed on time and was spot on the quoted price. The whole service was fantastic and I would recommend XW to anyone.

Mike Purdy 33/31.

"Paul has recently replaced our standing rigging and also a spinnaker halyard, proving XW rigging can handle large and small jobs quickly and reliably. Very organised and easy to do business with, giving useful advice along the way...thank you! "

Louis B, Bavaria 36, Gosport.

"My furling genoa failed one weekend - couldn't reef her. In harbour, discovered that the halyard swivel had breathed its last! The system was very old and this would be just the start of the problems.
I asked Paul to repair but also to quote and supply a new system. He took a lot of time to present my options and helped me decide on going for a new Furlex system.
Then amazingly, the very next day it was fitted. Great quality service and fantastic speed. I would not hesitate to recommend XW Rigging to anyone!"

Mr. Tony Buckley

Contact us

17 Haslar Marina, GOSPORT, PO12 1NU
Paul Cochrane
Tel: 02392 513 553
Mob: 07805 849 419
Email: info@xwrigging.co.uk

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