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Master Rigger, Brion Toss, is best known as author of The Complete Riggers Apprentice, first printed in 1984 and today considered an authoritative text on the subject of rigging.

Brion’s career as a Master Rigger was born from an obsession with knots over 30 years ago, which led him to work with some of the finest traditional riggers in the world. As his expertise and passion for the art of rigging grew, Brion’s education was taken to the highest levels, rigging everything from tiny daysailers to huge square-riggers.

With his extensive experience, Brion is able to take the ageless wisdom of traditional rigging and apply it to the materials and applications of today, pursuing the challenge of designing the ideal rig, that unique combination of details best-suited to a particular boat and its particular crew. The ideal rig will make any boat sail better, faster, and safer.

At Brion Toss Yacht Riggers we practice a systems approach to rigging,in which all components the rig, hull structure, and even the sailor are treated as an interdependent, interrelated system.

Our rigging loft is located in the Historic Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend, Washington, though our work takes us to harbors all over the world.


Brion Toss, Master Rigger, Owner

Carol Tabler – Rigger


Christian Gruye, Director, Owner

Sue Hanke, Catalog Shipping