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Yacht Services

Service Management

Berthon has been synonymous with yacht services and yacht building since 1877, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area.

Berthon Boatyard

With 100 skilled craftsmen, at modern boatyard facilities in Lymington, Hampshire, Berthon has the ability to deal with all aspects of yacht and motor boat repairs, refits, maintenance and servicing. We are also able to project manage yacht and boat construction or fit-out projects at the highest level.

At our Lymington boatyard, the dedication to providing the best marine services is key to the yard’s success. We operate an apprenticeship scheme and many of our craftsmen have been with us throughout their working life, ensuring best practices get passed on.

You may have seen, perhaps, in the Solent or on the Thames, the 1936 78ft Gentleman’s Motor Yacht Bounty. Completely restored and transformed at Berthon, she was relaunched in April 2008 looking absolutely fabulous, ready for her next three-score years and twelve, and available for charter. Please visit our photographic history of the Bounty refit.


One of our team of experienced yacht repair and maintenance managers will advise you and organise all work to your requirements, for both motor and sailing yachts. We are normally able to take on last minute pit-stops for yacht repair and refurbishment.

Large refits, fit-outs and boat construction are handled by a separate team of experienced marine project managers. We also have a dedicated team of yacht cleaners to keep your pride and joy shipshape – inside and out, all year round.

Call +44 (0)1590 673312 for more information or Contact Us Online to enquire about booking work for your yacht or motor boat

For more information on Commercial Vessel repairs and refits click here


  • Engine servicing and repairs
  • Generator servicing and repairs
  • Engine alignments
  • Winch servicing
  • Marine engineering
  • Plumbing and fresh water systems, hot and cold
  • Gas installations and repairs (Gas Safe)
  • Seacock installation and servicing
  • 12V, 24V and 240V electrical installations and repairs
  • Anode installation and earth bonding
  • GRP and gelcoat repairs
  • Joinery and woodwork
  • Teak decks
  • Shot blasting
  • Osmosis treatment and epoxy coating
  • Antifouling
  • Hand painting and spray painting
  • Varnishing
  • Rigging and splicing halyards
  • Mast stepping and unstepping
  • Mast and boom repairs


  • 75 tonne boat hoist
  • 20 tonne pillar crane
  • 8 acre site for ashore storage
  • Undercover heated workshops for repairs
  • Undercover storage facilities
  • Day boat dry sailing for keelboats up to 2.5 tonnes
  • Modern paint spray booth and two prep booths
  • Winter lay up and Spring fit-out

Agencies and Accreditations

Aglaia Yacht Refit Project

The refit and restoration of AGLAIA, a 77ft blue water cruiser designed by Rob Humphreys

Winter Layup – 3 Reasons

3 Great Reasons for laying up your yacht for Winter from Berthon.

Hull Damage Repairs at the Berthon Shipyard

Our refit and repair wizards take a large gash in a yacht's topside and make it disappear....

Keeping All Things Shipshape at Berthon

Personal Profile on one of Berthon’s longest serving shipwrights, Mike Prince.

Yard News – Look Who’s Visiting

A closer look at 3 Lovely Ladies at Berthon

We exhibit our Shannon lifeboat at Seawork 2015

Berthon was at Seawork showing exactly what we do best.

Wooden Mast Repair

Berthon Boat Co Shipwright repairs a wooden mast scarfing Sitka Spruce to the spar using West System epoxy and traditional ship building skills.

New Ilfracombe Lifeboat

Recently Berthon had the honour of welcoming a benefactor to one of the new Shannon Class lifeboats.

Inside the Paint Shed

A look inside the other Big Blue Shed at Berthon

Big Blue Shed Update

A look inside the blue sheds at Berthon - Teak Decks galore.

Varnishing Highlights – Awlwood

Our Paint Manager talks about Awlwood Clear-Coat varnishing system.