In 1964 at 15 years old, Bob Sampson started working at a boat dealer in Sunset Beach, CA pulling weeds in the display lot . Soon he worked up to washing the new boats. A few years later the Uniﬂite factory took over the store and brought in Paul Albrecht to run it as a factory store. Bob was hired at that time to wash and wax the new boats and for helping outﬁt them with the rigger named “Uncle Al”.
After awhile, the customers started requesting Bob Sampson to outﬁt their boats. Paul and Cheryl Albrecht took over the factory store and called it Uniﬂite Yacht Sales. Bob soon became service manager and ran the crew.
In 1981, Bob Sampson opened Rig-Rite Marine in Huntington Beach, CA doing all types of rigging and repair work including warranty work direct to the Uniﬂite factory in Bellingham, WA.
Rig-Rite Marine was set on integrity and quality of products and workmanship as the company grew. Rig-Rite Marine became a one stop outﬁtting company doing almost everything on power boats - electronics, bait systems, complete reﬁtting, custom instrument console. You name it, Bob did it or had the contact to have it done to Rig-Rite Marine standards.
As a Village watermaker dealer and than Offshore Marine watermaker dealer, Rig-Rite Marine was off and running in becoming a watermaker specialist.In 1992, Filtration Concepts Inc, now known as FCI Watermakers, came into the industry with the attitude of being the leader in watermakers. Rig-Rite Marine was onboard with them on one of the ﬁrst machines they built (and itʼs still running). Rig-Rite Marine is the area distributor and dealer for the ﬁnest watermakers made FCI Watermakers. When you need to depend on your boat equipment away from home you will feel more secure having Rig-Rite Marine equipment and installations aboard.