Our Crew

Meet the Ruel Rigging Team:



Mario Ruel


Mario grew up in a farming village in Canada miles from the sea, but by the time he was 17 years old he was at sea on tall ships. Mario has sailed all over the world and round the world twice. He did the rigging on the first re-enactment of the Bounty, and in 2014 - 2015 he was chosen to be the Key Ship Rigger on the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Movie Set in the Gold Coast! Mario came to Australia in the early 1990s and established Ruel Rigging in 1994. Since then he has continued to build his reputation of extraordinary quality and thoroughness in all of his rigging work. Occasionally described as a little pedantic, but having never lost any of his rigs; it seems his approach definitely works! He is always out on the water whether it be cruising or racing, and currently thoroughly enjoys the Wednesday Woody Point races on the 109 year old 'Florrie', the first boat he worked on in Pittwater.



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