yard is as busy as ever with new equipment,
technology and facilities constantly being
invested to ensure the excellent reputation
gained in the past is maintained and developed.
this ever changing aspect in mind, this page has
been designated as our 'NEWS' Page which
will provide an update on developments and jobs
24th Dec Christmas Eve
Cold wind from the East
The Yard, battened down for the Xmas break, is crammed full with
only room now for pre-booked vessels to be hauled up in January.
Even so several vessels, due to the recent bad weather, have not
been able to get to us from the mainland and hope to make it in
the new year
Tony and Chris braved the boisterous conditions and took the R.I.B.
to Lymington to view a yacht for possible work and on the way back
dropped into the Beaulieu River and sailed 'Firebrand' back to the
yard for her winter storage.
A Weymouth 42' has come up from her base in Devon to have various
job's done including the removal of all of her windows for resealing.
Work continues on the steel motor yacht 'Blaze of Tyes' now resplendent
in her fresh 'Awlgrip' painted topsides The yard's workboat 'Frolic
II' has been hauled up for essential work including the fitting
of a new hydraulic bow thruster to replace the existing damaged
one. All mooring and bouyage work has been carried out at sea for
the R.N.L.I. and other clients with the servicing ashore to be done
during the winter.
A very busy and hectic New Year is forecast
We wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous one!
A 31' Westerly is housed in our mobile
spraying facility and will undergo a complete
A 27' Wooden Classic keel boat is being
prepared in readiness for the fitting of a new
deck. The hull will be treated with Epoxy.
Work is also underway on a 46' timber M.Y.
which has been fitted with a new teak deck. She
is being re-fitted for a new owner ready for
Spring. Professor Stephenson's 'Apache' Cat is in
the yard. Both engines have been removed and are
currently undergoing a general sort out, as is
the complete vessel after his epic journeys.
The yard continues to fill with vessels for
Winter Storage. Under cover storage is virtually
full and already we have no vacant space on our
racks for small crafts.
At sea, the racing marks for Bembridge Sailing
Club have been gathered and are now stored ashore.The
speed marks and lane marks from Sandown Bay have
also been recovered.New moorings have been laid
for the RNLI at Selsey. Calshot Lifeboat will
soon be in possession of hers.
A Shipping Company's relief engineer was
delivered to a disabled ship anchored in St
Helens Roads. Because of the low tide he was
taken out by the yard's R.I.B. during the evening.
Conditions were pitch black with hail, squalls
and rough seas.
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