Berthon has a wealth of experience in commercial workboat sectors. We employ over 100 skilled craftsmen including marine engineers, electricians, riggers, painters, joiners, shipwrights and apprentices who work at our modern shipyard facilities in Lymington, Hampshire. We are one of the few shipyards in the UK able to deliver our commercial clients end-to-end services.
Berthon provides vital in-service maintenance support and refit services to the RNLI, Port Authorities and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). This involves everything from sourcing parts, design consultancy, planned maintenance, routine servicing and repairs, through to major life extension programmes where minimising downtime is a priority.
Dedication to providing a high-quality service has been key to running a successful shipyard operation. As you would expect, Berthon is ISO 9001 (2008) certified for repair and refit of commercial vessels made of wood, aluminium, GRP, composites and steel. We also run an apprenticeship scheme and many of our craftsmen have been with us throughout their working life. This ensures excellent continuity and the passing on of best practices.
Berthon also has a long history of boatbuilding and vessel construction in the commercial sector, building over 35 lifeboats for the RNLI. We’ve built numerous pilot, patrol, survey and multi-role vessels; all of which meet the high demands placed on them in the commercial working environment.
COMMERCIAL CASE STUDIES
Berthon prides itself on the standard of work accomplished in its big blue sheds.
From the recently completed build of 12 brand new RNLI Shannon class lifeboats, through to minor winter refits, every commercial vessel emerges from the sheds with the high standard of care and attention that Berthon is famous for.
With over 40 brand new craft in the last 25 years and countless refit projects, you can be confident that Berthon has the tools, skills, management and labour force available to make your commercial project a success.
Berthon has the most modern yacht painting spray facility in Europe. The 92ft x 36ft (28m x 11m) state -of-the-art booth is flanked by two similar size preparation booths to complement the UK’s premier boatyard facility. It allows a dust-free spray paint finish every time.
Berthon provides sales, installation and service support for the full range of marine electronic products carrying all the top brands.
Whether you require a full or part electronics upgrade, Berthon can advise, fit and commission all aspects of the installation.