Please note that we are currently experiencing a very high volume of orders and as a result shipping may be delayed.

We appreciate your patience and are doing our best to ship all orders on time.


Welcome to the Petersen Custom Rigging website and online shop

We are yacht riggers with bases in South Devon and the river Hamble in Hampshire.

With decades of experience specialising in rigging and yacht masts, Dan Thursfield, Paul Russell and Chris Friel have a wealth of experience in all aspects of yacht rigging and mast design.

Available on this online shop are many Petersen fittings, designed and manufactured here in the UK and we also stock our full range of polyester flat webbing and round slings.

We are the UK distributors for Rutgerson deck hardware and their full range is available here.


Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

We take the threat posed by COVID-19 Coronavirus very seriously. We are monitoring the situation and are following government advice in the countries in which we operate.

What are we doing?
We have put in place precautionary measures to protect our workforce, our business partners and our customers, and maintain the supply of our products and services to you. These include: limiting all non-essential travel; stopping non-essential visitors to our sites; increasing personal and site hygiene measures; working closely with our key suppliers to ensure continuity of supply; and working closely with our delivery partners to ensure orders continue to be shipped.

What is the impact on you?
We are working hard to ensure that our service to you is not affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Petersen is a UK manufacturer using European raw materials, so we are not dependent upon any materials or products from the Far East. We do not expect disruption to our supply chain which would affect our ability to ship products to you, although our ability to meet ‘just-in-time’ orders may be reduced.

Rest assured that we will provide you with further information if this situation changes.

Help us to help you!
If we are on-site carrying out work, please help us to comply with Government recommendations and keep a safe distance away.

Any questions?
If you have any questions about our response to COVID-19, just get in touch – call us on 01803 843 322 or email

Finally, thank you for your continued support and we wish all our customers well during these unprecedented times.