Book a slot today by contacting Simon. If you’re just visiting the marina, no problem…
Tel – 01590 673312
Email – email@example.com
“Many thanks for fitting us in. The mid-season pressure wash has really made a difference to the boat’s performance. In fact, what we’ll save in fuel far outweighs the cost of the lift-n-scrub.”
Jim Coulam, Owner of ‘Miss Naughty’
Find out below if it could be your antifouling or something else under the waterline and also, why it’s important to have your yacht or motor boat inspected…
When your yacht is lifted at Berthon Lymington Marina, we can check and report back to you on the following if required:
The general condition
Hull – below waterline
For any signs of osmosis or any other damage
The external condition in general
The overall condition and the condition of rams
For movement in the bearing, check the blade to stock condition
For any noticeable damage to the main foil/trailing edge and leading edge
The general condition of fixed/feathering/folding blades, check retaining pins, check for any discoloration/pitting
The overall condition and check the rope cutter(s)
The overall condition and the raw water intake
The overall condition and for any signs of movement
For any damage and remove any external fouling
For any damage
Through hull fittings
The external condition of skin fittings
The external condition of the raw water intake
The general condition including keel to hull joint and bulb
For any damage on trailing and leading edge of foil
The external condition of blades and tunnels for bow and stern thruster systems
EXCLUSION CLAUSE: THIS IS AN ADVISORY NOTICE ONLY, NO PAINT COATINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY NEGLIGENCE OF CHECKS OR REPORT NOR FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR LATENT DEFECTS OF ANY KIND NOT MENTIONED. THIS IS A COURTESY VISUAL CHECK ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR USUAL INSPECTION.
Yes. You will reach your destination faster and more efficiently, whether to a windward buoy or a prime anchorage. A clean hull will also benefit your vessel under power saving fuel and, potentially, improve manoeuvrability. The graphic below shows the increase in fuel needed to power a boat, versus the roughness of the hull. The graphic below shows loss of speed, versus the hull roughness. These graphics show that having a clean hull will have a great effect on your speed and fuel consumption when motoring.
Will a smoother bottom improve performance?
Yes. You will reach your destination faster and more efficiently, whether to a windward buoy or a prime anchorage. A clean hull will also benefit your vessel under power saving fuel and, potentially, improve manoeuvrability.
The graphic below shows the increase in fuel needed to power a boat, versus the roughness of the hull.
The graphic below shows loss of speed, versus the hull roughness.
These graphics show that having a clean hull will have a great effect on your speed and fuel consumption when motoring.
Do I need to move the boat myself?
Not if berthed at Berthon in Lymington. However, Berthon’s qualified skippers can deliver boats from/to other marinas for an agreed cost.
Why this summer?
As well as removing any fouling, it offers the chance to inspect the hull below the waterline before that summer cruise, including checking the: keel attachment, propeller, p brackets, anodes, rudder and bow thruster. It also provides the ideal opportunity to touch up any patches in the antifouling. Peace of mind is the outcome, as well as the performance improvement you’ll get from cleaning.
How long does it take?
An hour or two for larger yachts is all it takes for a simple lift, scrub off and launch. Fill out our contact form or call/email Simon Barnett at Berthon directly, stating your preferred date.