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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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Yard News…. Look who’s visiting

20 July, 2015

South Australia – International 12 Metre Class. Designed by Ben Lexen, designer of Australia II and built to challenge for the 1987 America’s Cup in Perth. More recently, with Russell Coutts at the helm she won the 12M class at the RYS 150th America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta in 2001 and…

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Berthon exhibits its Shannon lifeboat at Seawork 2015

30 June, 2015

Berthon recently exhibited at Seawork International 2015, held at the Port of Southampton. Seawork is the largest and fastest growing international commercial marine and workboat exhibition and conference in Europe, attracting more than 7,350 visitors from 70 countries. It is pitched as the event where commercial buyers, sellers, innovators and…

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The Big Blue Sheds – March 2015

27 February, 2015

It has been a busy winter in the Big Blue Sheds at Berthon during which the Berthon skilled employees have been working long hours on refit projects and winter yacht maintenance. But with the start of the season nearly upon us the focus in the sheds changes as the long…

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