Previously, Olsen was Head of Rigging for Selden Masts, who are world leaders in masts and spars. Olsen’s 20 year’s experience at Selden makes him one of the most experienced riggers on the Solent and South Coast of the UK.
Ross Collingwood, Managing Director at Vortec Marine comments “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team. Riggers with 20-plus years’ of experience are few and far between so we’re really pleased to have him onboard with us.”
Olsen will oversee all rig-checks and inspections as well as developing Vortec Marine’s rigging services division.
Chris Olsen adds “I’m really pleased to join Vortec Marine. After 20 years, I was looking for something new and I really like the vision Ross and his team have for Vortec and am looking forward to being part of it.”
He will also be personally conducting the free rig-checks which Vortec Marine are offering to all entrants in the 2017 Swan European Regatta taking place in July in Cowes.
To celebrate the new appointment, Vortec Marine are offering 20% discount of all rig inspections and rig checks until the end of June 2017.