About Us

We are a unique marine services company based out of Bristol, RI that specializes in both rigging and electronics solutions for all yachts, large and small. We offer sales, service and installation as well as overall project management. Our diversity is valuable to clients who are looking for a single place to deal with these often technical projects.

The staff at BYR have a range of experience from one-design yacht racing to cruising in the Caribbean. We know J/Boats, 420's, Lasers, production boats, IRC custom builds, Herreshoff Yachts, etc. 

Give us a call and let us know how we can help.

(401) 200-8585

Brennan Hale - Rigging and Electronics Expert

Relevant Experience:

  • Hall Spars and Rigging Technician
  • Electronics Technician for Cay Electronics
  • General Manager, Rigging Manager and Sales Manager for West Marine
  • US Sales rep for Antal, Karver and Reckmann products
  • Service Manager at South Wharf Yacht Yard, Cape Yachts and Bluenose Yachts
  • US Navy Rescue Swimmer
  • Active beer can racer, J/24 enthusiast


Mike Gemperline - Rigging and Racing Expert

Relevant Experience:

  • Former Manager of Dwyer Mast and Rigging
  • Former Sailing Inc. sail loft and rigging technician
  • World Championship One-Design experience 
    • Lightning, 2012 3rd Place
    • J70, 2019
  • Current J22 Owner
    • Other One Design Experience
      • J24, J105, J109
      • Melges 24, 32 and IC37
      • VxOne
      • Thistle
      • International One Design
      • Express 37
      • Beneteau
    • Member of Bristol Yacht Club


    Tim Kelleher - Technician

    • Former Herreshoff Marine Museum Visitor Experience and Store Manager 
    • Former Beverly Yacht Club Sailing and Race Coach 
    • Offshore Experience
      • 2018 Newport-Bermuda
      • 2017 Marion-Bermuda, 2nd Place Class B 
    • One Design Experience
      • J22, J24, J80, J109, J122
      • Melges 24
      • Wianno Senior
      • Herreshoff 12 & 1/2 & Bullseye
      • Shields
      • Sonar