rigger! if near trogir, croatia contact Karlos at "one sail" for a recommendation. he is one of the best sail-makers around and should know. i used the rigger in ACI marina, split and will not use him again. I forgot his name.
however, the best rigger I've used is in pescara, italy. his name is Alessandro Mene and is the most honest and competent rigger i have met in many years.
he is both rigger and chandelry
his prices are reasonable but his work is top notch. he will never lead you astray and will always tell you what you truly need. over the past 2 years i have had a great deal of work, repairs
and upgrades made to my beneteau
50 and most of the parts
and work were done by Alessandro.
best to email
him ahead of time and tell him you are on a schedule. mention i recommended him.
marina pescara berthing prices are much less than croatia and everyone there is friendly and make you feel like family
. the harbor master will assist you with check in and customs
. the police, guardia di financia et al are extremely cooperative.
everyone knows me so do not hesitate to mention my name - Captain
Ron, the American.
do not have your yacht hauled in danimar ship yard there in pescara. sail south to ortona and get hauled there if needed. prices and work are much better thank danimar. all the fishing
vessels go to ortona.
from there you can sail south along the coast to tremiti islands, italy and head
across to Corfu or sail even further south to Bari and do the same.
i am currently in Corfu, greece at marina gouvia. there are some good sail-makers and riggers here but i still think Alessandro is your best for what you want done.
incidentally, while the work is being done, go visit the Abruzzo region of Italy. the mountains are close by and there are many old cities, cathedrals and lakes to visit and enjoy. Abruzzo region is little known but holds a lot of history
and culture. local wines are very good as is the home made olive oils and more.
take the bus up to the city of Penne. it is beautiful! head up to Sulmona.
if you need anything else, contact me by pm
Porto Turistico, marina di pescara
+39 320 644 0780 cell
+39 085 69 02 34 work
PS - Ostinato - although you are in Dubrovnik, it is still worth the trip to pescara to have allesandro do whatever you need done.