Hear what our customers say about our work

"I am a customer of Anacortes Rigging and Yacht services and I have received amazing service from their team and will continue to look to them for upkeep and repairs of my boat.  Businesses today don’t seem operate on a level to serve their clientele, Anacortes rigging does.  Ian and Joy have created a really outstanding culture with their business which I have experienced first hand with a difficult situation with my boat.  In the process of a routine hull cleaning and polishing a keen eye found some cracks in my hull. Luckily this was found but it is the way in which Ian handled this significant issue was really outstanding. Big surprises such as this are opportunities in the boat world for a large dose of gouging. Ian sent me photos right away and worked WITH me for a resolution that was reasonable and affordable.
My hats off to how this business operates and I will be back for more!"

Chris Sherman, Anacortes

Corsair F31


"The first time I walked through the door, I immediately had the impression that these folks were organized and professional. Ian asked the right questions that helped guide me to choose the most optimum solution.  In addition, he shared the knowledge that helped educate me to what technology has to offer in terms of rigging components and deck layout, and why optimally  sized running rigging is so important for the type of loads and stresses I would experience on my sailboat. The team performed a high quality installation on my boat that exceeded my expectations for excellence. I would highly recommend Ian and his team to anyone else that cares about high quality work at a fair and competitive cost."

Dan McCaughan, La Conner, WA

Westsail 32


"Before the racing season, I had a number of challenging projects to do on my Ultimate 20 sailboat including a keel box rebuild, carbon mast track repair, bow lip repair and completely refinish the bottom.  After "shopping around" to some of the other places, ARYS was the best fit as they could repair all of these.  The team at ARYS did excellent, quality work on all of these projects near simultaneously at a very reasonable price.  Additionally, all the work was done in time for me to put my newly re-worked boat on the starting line during the first race of the season.  I also very much appreciated the personal touch from ARYS.  Not only did the staff give me pointers and techniques on boat repair along the way, Ian himself personally set aside one morning to help me tune the entire boat!   I was VERY happy with my experience at ARYS  

If you have ANY boat repair / rigging needs, Anacortes Rigging and Yacht Services is the clear choice!!"

Mike Strauss, Anacortes, WA

Ultimate 20

My name is Dennis Holmstrom. My wife Sylvia and I own a 1998 Sabre 402 Sailboat. January of 2012 we hauled out to do various repairs to the boat.  Anacortes Rigging, Ian Sloan, was hired for a portion of the repairs, to de-rig and dye test the mast, repaint and repair the spreaders, install a Leisure Furl Boom, complete with a new head sail, new boom vang, and a new Anderson electric winch.  We were very happy with all their work , they gave reasonable bids and stuck with the costs even though in a few cases they ran in to extra problems. We had a few small problems after the work was completed, they were there promptly to make everything right. They were very accommodating and friendly.  We certainly would contract with them again and have referred them to others and will continue to do that in the future.

Dennis and Sylvia Holmstrom, Lynden, WA

Sabre 402

We chose Anacortes Rigging to replace our rigging and chain plates and to do other boat work before an extended offshore cruise. By the time we arrived in California, it was clear the boat was rigged to withstand a lot and we have had no concerns with the work. In addition to doing great work, the team at Anacortes Rigging was extremely professional. They are well organised and don't require constant monitoring. They clearly communicated what needed to be done and even provided continued support when we were in Mexico.  We were impressed with the high quality of work and highly recommend Anacortes Rigging to other cruisers.

Malcolm and Dina MacPhail, Vancouver BC

Montevideo 43

Anacortes Rigging demonstrates a willingness and ability to satisfy special requests such as making up custom high performance lines, sewing on elk spreader tip covers, servicing a Leisurefurl boom and fabricating a stainless fairlead bracket for a carbon rig.  All work is completed in a timely manner with a professional attention to detail.

Greg V, Orcas Island, WA

Tartan 43


Thanks and thanks again for the quick turn-around on the standing rigging for our little Cape Dory Typhoon. We showed up out of nowhere and dropped off the upper shroud, ordered a pair, and while we shopped for other gear, had lunch & ales at Rock Fish, we came back to find that everything was finished. We got the boat in the water and everything was perfect. I'm back in New Mexico now, but the rest of my family will be able to sail all summer. Great service, friendly & knowledgeable people, and a beautiful pair of shrouds!

Kris J.

Cape Dory Typhoon