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Category: Yacht Refits

News on Discovery Yachts – from Berthon and JE Marine

27 September, 2017

Here at Berthon we have been selling and refitting pre-owned Discovery yachts for over 10 years. Benchmark blue water cruisers, their owners sail them far, safely and in great comfort. The fleet continues to cross oceans and to munch miles. During their lifetimes they need to be serviced, refitted and…

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Alaskan Yellow Cedar Sourced for Ripple’s Hull

31 August, 2016

The Yacht Restoration Project Continues…  The project to restore Ripple (built by Berthon in 1925) continues. With the centreline structure, new laminated frames and bronze floors in place, the next step for Ripple will be to add the Alaskan yellow cedar planking to form the hull of the yacht. Although…

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The Refit of Pamela, a 55’ Discovery Yacht

10 June, 2016

When seasoned yacht racer Eamon Crosbie was searching for his next sailing adventure, he turned to Berthon for their help. Eamon bought a Discovery 55’, hull number 003, from us and set about refitting and refurbishing her at Berthon so that she could be ready for the next sailing adventure….

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Hull Damage Repairs at the Berthon Shipyard

06 October, 2015

At Berthon it’s rather common for us to undertake hull repairs, but rather uncommon for us to talk about it openly, due to the nature or circumstances in which they occurred. The owner of this yacht was so pleased with the work undertaken by Berthon that he is more than…

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Big Blue Sheds – Wooden Mast Repair

28 May, 2015

Berthon is known for maintaining and repairing yachts of all shapes and sizes: be they wood, GRP, aluminium, steel or carbon, our shipwrights cover the full range. So when owner of PHEONIX TRINTELLA telephoned for help with a mast problem, one of our dedicated Yacht Repair Managers was able to…

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Spring at Berthon

29 April, 2015

Start of the season is always a busy time; plenty of boats to be unwrapped from their winter slumber, lashings of antifoul to be applied and readying yachts for what will hopefully be a long hot summer of  Swallows and Amazons or Toad messing about on the water. We thought…

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RIPPLE – the story continues… 

27 February, 2015

The work to restore RIPPLE, a 1925 Berthon built West Solent one design has been progressing with apprentice Lewis Still taking directions from seasoned Mike Prince in the corner of the big blue sheds at Berthon. Lewis, a 2nd year apprentice shipwright comments on the work he has been undertaking…

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The run up to Christmas in the Big Blue Sheds

24 December, 2014

December has been another very busy month for the Yacht Maintenance and Refit team at Berthon. Here is a quick look at some of the projects that we have been working on – WINSOME is back with us for her annual refit, and this winter we are carrying out Non…

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