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Yacht Refits

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 makes boats not only race-ready, but race-winners

June 7, 2021

Berthon makes boats race-ready, and we understand the preparation required to win races. We have had a number of race winning boats come through our big blue sheds over the years, so to say we were disappointed with the lack of racing due to covid would be an understatement. However,…

GEMINI WR880 chosen by Jersey Lifeboat Association

April 30, 2021

Berthon RIB Solutions to build the fastest inshore rescue vessel in the Channel Islands Berthon RIB Solutions is working for the Jersey Lifeboat Association (JLA) to build the fastest inshore rescue vessel in the Channel Islands. Following sea trials aboard a standard Gemini WR880, JLA coxswain Andy Hibbs confirmed JLA’s intent…

Custom boat adaptation at Berthon

April 1, 2021

Custom boat adaptation at Berthon A seriously heart-warming project recently left Berthon’s sheds. A custom boat adaptation of a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895, sold by subsidiary BHG Marine on site, had a custom-designed crane fitted to the starboard stern by Berthon engineers. This crane arm swings outboard of the boat…

Ker 33 APHROS (ex ACHERON)

November 19, 2020

Ker 33 APHROS Finished in an exceptionally high gloss for her racing career Berthon’s international reach enables us to sell yachts and coordinate logistics from our Lymington, UK shipyard to complete high-quality work before shipping the yacht worldwide.  Berthon comprehensively demonstrated this with the extensive services provided to the new…

Digital switching at Berthon

September 16, 2020

Digital switching at Berthon NAVIOP Brochure Advanced electronics are a fundamental feature of modern boats.  They are responsible for everything from air conditioning, to monitoring battery condition, to engine ignition.  The introduction of NMEA 2000 was a huge step forward in encouraging consistency within the industry and a stress-free way…

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