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1942 MGB 81 – The Interior Restoration Continues

29 March, 2018

Forward Interior longitudinal stringers and structural frames This month we bring you part 4 in the refit and restoration of the famous Motor Gun Boat 81 (MGB 81) and we are still below deck. Our last article showed you the replacement of the aft and mid structural frames and longitudinal…

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Can you see me now?

16 March, 2018

Installation of AIS transponders Jump back in time ten years; AIS receivers are commonplace on leisure boats but transponders are only found on commercial vessels and offshore racing yachts. Skip forward to the present day and, well, see for yourself; On average, Berthon installs an AIS transponder every month. Whilst…

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Looking forward to new electronics!

26 February, 2018

Fitting a B&G forward looking depth transducer system Berthon’s electricians were seen this week finishing off an installation on board Oyster 56 ‘Duet II’. The owner has opted for a B&G forward-looking depth transducer system which offers chart plotter integration currently unrivalled by the other big brands. Using a redundant…

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Berthon Delivers on Natural Resources Wales Vessel Refit Contract

14 February, 2018

Refit and upgrade of PEDRYN, Survey & Dive Support Vessel Following Berthon being awarded a refit and upgrade contract for the Survey & Dive Support Vessel PEDRYN, the vessel has been successfully handed over and accepted by Natural Resources Wales. The works carried out by Berthon included: Engine overhaul Water…

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A quick stop from Solent Guardian at Berthon

14 February, 2018

Solent Guardian stopped at Berthon for 3 nights for a major service and minor repairs Solent Guardian, a coastal survey catamaran owned by Briggs Marine and on charter to the Environment Agency, weighs approximately 30t and measures 18.3m × 6m in size. Solent Guardian was lifted out at Berthon primarily…

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1942 MGB81 – The work continues

22 December, 2017

Engine Removal Last month you may have read our article about Berthon being awarded the contract by Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, for the restoration and re-engining of the famous Motor Gun Boat 81 (MGB81). If not, you can catch up here. Watch the short Video above for a time-lapse,…

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Saildrive Water Cooling Issues

17 October, 2017

ENSEMBLE, ETAP 37s This week we would like to draw your attention to this 34ft sailing boat with a conventional saildrive setup. Our engineer inspected over the engine after the owner reported a white smoke/steam fault when the engine was running for a long period of time. When investigating the…

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Berthon awarded ISO14001:2015 and ISO9001:2015 Certification

30 June, 2017

In March 2017 Berthon became the UK’s first combined Marina and Boatyard* to be certified to ISO14001:2015 which specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance contributing to the pillar of sustainability. This award is verification of Berthon’s hard work…

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3 great reasons for laying up your boat for Winter

30 November, 2015

1. Prepare for a successful, uninterrupted sailing season 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. Click here for the…

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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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Look who’s visiting – KIVA

14 August, 2015

The 51ft Hinckley yacht KIVA participated in the recent TR 2015 Transatlantic Race in June and finished a creditable 7th in class with a crew 8 on board. The TR 2015 threw up some testing conditions for the competitors with gale force winds mid-Atlantic and, despite the yacht’s robust build,…

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Look who’s visiting – PRIVATEER

13 August, 2015

We spoke to Captain Scott Innes-Jones ahead of the Rolex Fastnet about this canting keeled race yacht and visiting Berthon. PRIVATEER is a canting keel yacht built by Cookson in Auckland. Designed by Bruce Farr she was launched in late 2006, she is 50 ft /15.24m LOA, has a slender…

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