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Anchor Snatch

Sleep Soundly with a "Snug Snatch"

The Rig Shop introduces "The Snug Snatch", a new design intended to solve those noisy or uncomfortable nights riding at anchor.

 Anchor Snatch

A stainless steel snatch attached to a control line hooks into your anchor chain with a snug fit.

Tightening the control line off loads the anchor chain, the slight spring in the rope aiding a smooth, noise- free night at anchor. The design is also fail safe, as the chain remains attached at all times.

Produced from quality Nitronic stainless steel, this item will last for the life of your yacht, reducing noise when at anchor. Designed and produced exclusively by The Rig Shop.

Custom Fittings

Sometimes "one size doesn't fit all"

When you need a fitting which is a little bit different or for a special application, and an off the shelf part won't do the job, The Rig Shop can provide the perfect solution.

If you can imagine it, we can make it!

But if you can't imagine it, don't worry, our experienced in-house team can design, prototype and manufacture an optimised fitting to suit any application. Over the years The Rig Shop has built an enviable reputation for the creativity and elegance of their custom solutions. Our bespoke fittings are in daily use on yachts and in other applications the world over.

custom fittings


Equiplite Equiplite fittings

Equiplite offer a range of weight saving quick connectors, blocks and deck loops using dyneema braid to take the majority of the load instead of stainless steel. Equiplite FittingSimply pass the loop through the hole and back over a groove on the fitting.

For the same loads Equiplite fittings can be up to 90% lighter. Found on Volvo, AC and other top racing yachts, Equiplite offer a range of equipment that offer many advantages to the traditional stainless steel fitting.

Furling Gear

Furling Gear

We can supply and service all the leading genoa furling units on the market today. Including Harken, Reckmann, Profurl, Furlex, Schaefer and Facnor.

These can be supplied boxed or fully installed. We can advise on the forestay and associated fitting requirements for each system and which system is best suited for your needs. We can also take care of any sail modifications a new system may require.

Gibb Snap Shackles

snap shackles

Gibb snap shackles have proved to be hugely popular and can be found on a wide range of yachts and super yachts.

Gibb Supersnaps: Fitted with swivel eyes these strong shackles can be opened under load for faster and easier deck work.

Gibb Snap shackles: Made out of high strength stainless steel these come in a range of sizes with the option to have either side or top opening.



Harken is a leading manufacturer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories. Harken gear has dominated such events as the America's Cup and Olympics. Their blocks, travelers, furling systems and winches can be found aboard everything from the smallest dinghies to the largest megayachts and cruisers.

Major Rigging Specialist and Stockist

The Rig Shop are proud to be a Harken Major Rigging Specialist and Stockist. We are also a certified Harken Hydraulic Service Centre. So if you are looking for a Harken cam cleat or a furling system, a winch service kit or a complete hydraulic package, you know where to come: The Rig Shop.


Spinlock Spinlock

Spinlock design and produce a wide range of rope holding products from low to high load cleats, clutches and jammers as well as deck organisers, blocks, fairleads, tiller extensions and throttle controls. We are happy to advise you on which product best suits the intended application and as part of our complete package we can arrange for any deck gear you require to be fitted to your boat.

We are happy to advise you on which product best suits the intended application and as part of our complete package we can arrange for any deck gear you require to be fitted to your boat.


Tylaska logo

Tylaska manufacture a high quality range of snap shackles, halyard shackles and J Locks

Snap Shackles


Snap Shackles are vailable in a range of sizes with standard, large or clevis pin bails. A new addition to the the range, the T16, is now available.

Halyard Shackles

Halyard Shackles

Tylaska's halyard shackles have the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any existing halyard shackle on the market. A captive 17-4PH stainless pin makes for trouble-free operation. The all-metal machined line thimble allows for use as a 2-1 purchase without the wear or melting that occurs with plastic molded thimbles. Lines can also be permanently spliced for a fixed halyard.

J Locks

J Locks

Easily spliced onto genoa sheets, outhauls and halyards, the low profile J Lock fits through most genoa blocks for fast sheet changes. A double locking plunger locks in two directions for ultimate flog free operation.

Ubi Maior Italia

Ubi Maior Italia® was born from the desire to offer very high quality and functional deck hardware and equipment for sailing yachts.

The company founder has more than 50 years of experience in the highest quality precision mechanics which has helped Ubi Maior to already become an important dealer for worldwide industries.

Ubi Maior Italia® brings together technical knowhow, modern production techniques, and the personal experience of the worlds top sailors. Every effort is aimed at designing and manufacturing reliable, durable components that allow you to manage and exploit the full performance of your vessel.

As official UK agents, The Rig Shop are proud to offer the complete UBI Maior range backed by our usual great prices, service and support.

Ubi Maior Italia

Yacht Club, conceived and designed for the modern performance cruising yacht. The blocks in this range meet the highest criteria of strength, versatility and aesthetics, usually found only in high-end products.

Tailored to higher performance vessels, the RT Regata range calls upon 30 years of evolution of this type of product. Typically able to withstand high loads while maintaining low friction, the RT ULTRA and RT eVe are the natural evolution of the range.

If you want a product that can guarantee extreme resistance to static loads, unreachable for normal ball bearing and roller bearing blocks, there is only one choice, Extreme Flight. This range takes advantage of technological developments in the construction of the bearings in technopolymer and production of high-strength textile products.

This is the complete line of furlers for headsails, spinnakers and Code Zero's. Machined from a single block of aluminum, the FR Avvolgitori ensure top performance combined with ease of use and design.

Our innovative product Rewind is a part of this line.

Ubi Maior Italia
Ubi Maior Italia