January 20, 2017
Berthon International are pleased to announce that the 2016/2017 Winter Collection is now available online.
This year showcases a selection of sail, power and performance yachts which we’re sure will have potential buyers reaching for their cheque books.
Long distance sailing to the tropics is the stuff of myth. Azure waters, immaculate beaches and palm trees abound. There are still many areas, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, which are totally undeveloped and offer the opportunity for warm water exploration for yachtsmen. Berthon offer a number of yachts – both sail and power – with the capability to enjoy these wonderful cruising grounds.
Sometimes dubbed as `the new Caribbean’ both the Arctic and Antarctic offer dramatic sailing and the opportunity to explore the last great wilderness’s on our planet. Sailing in these areas is, however, not an activity for the faint-hearted and it is key that the yacht that takes you is properly prepared for these unwelcoming waters, as well as her crew.
Berthon work closely with the World Cruising Club and support the ARC. Every year a number of yachts that have passed through our hands are seen sailing in the ARC, World ARC, Rally Portugal and other events that the WCC run. At any one time we have around 80 ARC veterans listed for sale with us. Each summer we host the Blue Water Weekend at our UK HQ with the WCC offering seminars, blue water yacht showings and the opportunity for those contemplating the Rallying life to meet with like-minded yachtsmen and those who have already lived the dream.
The Regatta circuit is international and ranges from high performance to classic, to cruiser racer, to super yacht and every combination in between. We have a dedicated performance yacht section at Berthon and so we are able to advise on the right choice for the sort of regatta that you have in mind.
We specialise in the sales of displacement and semi-displacement yachts at Berthon, and are particularly well known for our sales of `blue yachts’ – originating from the classic TT Boat Designs Nelson – and other semi displacement classes that are great in a seaway and offer functional and safe motor yachting. Long distance cruising is also a segment that is growing and we are delighted to advise in this area also.
Berthon are the distributors for Windy Boats in the UK and France and have been for a number of years. We are well known for listing and selling the majority of pre-owned Windys that come onto the market. With their epic sea keeping, extraordinary good looks, superb handling and excellent Scandinavian build, they are very special yachts. Our knowledge of all models is deep and we are passionate about Windy.
Berthon are the worldwide marketing agents for the Functional Power Boat Programme. Designed by Dashew Offshore and made flesh by Circa Marine in New Zealand, these yachts are the last word in 4 wheel drive motor yachting and are a paradigm shift from anything that has come before, or since. The FPB family is expanding with a growing fleet in the build sheds at Circa and out on the water, they offer an accessibility to all the planet’s oceans unavailable to any other class. The following is a comprehensive compilation of all things FPB 64 – FPB 64 Owners Do It Right!
Long distance cruising relies on the ability of your chosen yacht to achieve good passage speeds and to be comfortable for their crews to enable the cruising yachtsman to sail far. Although much is talked about the perfect cruising yacht, the reality is that your perfect yacht will be the one that makes your heart sing and which suits your particular requirements. Berthon specialises in the sales of blue water cruising yachts and we are able to offer advice and a great selection of yachts to choose from.
Situated in Newport, Rhode Island, the heart of yachting in the USA, the team has tens of years of experience in the yachting business and works closely with our offices in the Mediterranean and the UK in order to offer a truly international brokerage service, wherever in the world you care to sail. We are able to take advantage of currency shift and other external factors to ensure that our clients have access to the best possible yacht for their use.
Berthon are the preferred brokers for Discovery Yachts. At any one time, we are listing a selection of pre-owned Discoverys, which offer benchmark blue water cruising ability together with the best in British yacht building. Many Discoverys have now passed through our hands and our knowledge of these great yachts is deep.
The Shipyard is the heart of Berthon. From the 20 acre site in the UK, a vertically integrated operation enables Berthon to offer a total service to refit and fettle your yacht. Using your yacht to the max means that she needs to be professionally prepared for the adventures that you have planned. All the skills necessary to refit your yacht are employed in-house, and a team of experienced project managers are on hand to work with you on your refit however large or small. Berthon employs 26 apprentices at the moment and this year won the prestigious ‘Best Apprenticeship and Training Scheme’ at the Boat Builder Awards 2016 held as part of METS; training and developing young people is at the core of what Berthon does.
Yacht Refits and Refurbishment
The Refit of PAMELA, a 55’ Discovery Yacht
The Refit and Restoration of a 77ft Bluewater Cruiser
Yacht Paint Spraying
Layup & Commissioning
We have been privileged to be trusted with the sale of a selection of very special yachts in 2016 – sale, motor and performance. Whatever your cruising, racing or motoring ambitions we are on hand to advise and to offer a very diverse and special Berthon fleet.
Berthon International Ltd. 12 page Winter Collection
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