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Discovery and restoration of West Solent One Design TOBA

November 23, 2021

The West Solent One Design was conceived by Harry May in 1923. A restricted one-design class for owners not willing to stump up for bespoke 6m race boats. Members of The Royal Lymington Yacht Club initially commissioned five boats and the fleet started out as Lymington One Design using the…

Berthon Marina Manager takes on the challenge of a lifetime

November 10, 2021

Luke Machin, Berthon Lymington Marina Manager, will be taking on one of the greatest challenges of his life after selection to be part of The Tour 21 team for 2022. On 24th June 2022, one week ahead of the professional race, 25 riders will form The Tour 21 team and…

Standards of Electronic Wiring at Berthon

November 9, 2021

A good indication of excellent build quality is to see how much thought and consideration goes into those difficult spaces.  It is no wonder tidiness within a console is often synonymous with superior construction and thus longevity. Berthon believes that excellent workmanship starts with careful planning and logical assembly. This…

Denis Kitcher retires from Berthon

November 4, 2021

Denis Kitcher retires from Berthon Denis Kitcher has retired from Berthon after an immense 49 years. As one would expect, he first began working at Berthon as an apprentice back in 1972, training as a shipwright joiner, because back then it was mostly woodwork, although, GRP boats were the new…

Berthon welcomes Pendennis apprentices

October 27, 2021

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Pendennis Shipyard’s third-year apprentices. Alongside Steve Hancock, their Training Manager and Charlie Ross, Director of Operations, to Berthon for a tour of our facilities. Brian May, Berthon MD, welcomed the group with enthusiasm as they made their way off the coach. Due…

Berthon Bath Road litter pick – Caring for the local environment

October 19, 2021

Berthon volunteers took part in a Bath Road and surrounding areas litter pick on Friday. The first of their initiatives to use willing Berthon staff to serve the community of Lymington. And keep the local environment, on and off the water, clean. Many of the team who work at Berthon…