The main reason for preparing a boat for winter is to prepare for a successful, uninterrupted sailing season. There’s nothing worse than stopping yachting activities during the season because of problems that simple preventative maintenance could have avoided.
Correctly laying up a boat will minimise the risk of damage that can be caused during harsh winter conditions. Sub-freezing temperatures can cause water pipes to split and engine damage. It’s also important that the fine furnishings of a boat are kept free of mildew and damp. Whilst out the water the boat can be cleaned thoroughly, maintained and covered for the winter months.
By putting some time and budget towards winter maintenance, you;
At Berthon, we recommend servicing prior to the winter months, winterising if you plan not to use the boat followed by the relatively simply process of re-commissioning in the Spring.
Berthon offer full layup and decommissioning services. For more information, click here: boatyard services cover every aspect of your yacht maintenance needs including:
If you would like to discuss your requirements and speak to a project manager, please call 01590 673312 or email Kim.ScottRobinson@berthon.co.uk.
Alternatively, please complete Berthon’s Winter layup and decommissioning form by clicking the button:
Whatever your boating requirements this winter, Berthon would be delighted to assist you and look forward to being of service.