Berthon News – July
July 15th, 2022
Summer has arrived! We hope you have already enjoyed plenty of time on the water, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather will afford us some long glorious summer days over the coming weeks and months.
Here’s a quick update on what has been happening at Berthon this year.
Devoted Dave retires after nearly 50 years at Berthon
Dave Street started at Berthon on the 4th of September 1972 and has decided to retire after nearly 50 years of continuous service.
Dave joined as an engineering apprentice and vividly remembered the older engineers thinking, “I won’t be working here when I’m that age”. Little did he know that he would make many life-long friends along the way with his gentle, kind and warm character.
Music on the Marina is back for the third year running, and we can’t wait! If you are a berth holder or visiting yacht we hope you can join us – everyone who attends has a ball!
Saturday 23rd July – Fat Cat Soul Band – Live soul band with brass selection
Saturday 6th August – The Allstars – back by popular demand
Saturday 27th August – The Cardinals – 1950s rock and roll band, from Elvis to Chuck Berry; Cliff Richard to Little Richard.
New Hoist for the Boatyard
As part of Brian and Dominic’s strategy of continually reinvesting into the business, a new 75-tonne travel hoist is now in operation on the site. Ensuring our equipment is reliable and up to date allows us to continue providing the best service possible and protects the future of Berthon and its staff.
It is always great to receive feedback about our YMR department.”I would like to thank you for all the work you have done to make the re-rigging of Ganesha a great success. You managed the work very well, and kept us well informed.”
BERTHON SALES GROUP
Windy Scandinavia AB (ex. Windy Boats AS) and Berthon International have terminated their longstanding contract with immediate effect. Berthon will no longer distribute Windy boats in the UK and France.
Perfect for sunbathing on, swimming off, wakeboarding from, relaxing with friends or family – there are so many possibilities. This additional on the water space takes a day on the water to a whole new level.
A Gemini 650 is the perfect size for summer fun for the family – available now.
Yamaha 150hp 4-stroke outboard engine with electronic controls.
Seastar hydraulic steering
Garmin GPSMap 7408xsv GPS Chartplotter and fishfinder
Stainless steel A-frame for waterskiing and wakeboarding
IN OTHER NEWS……
It is not every day you see yourself immortalised in textiles. However, some of the Berthon team can say that they have, as part of The 62 Group of Textile Artists exhibition at St Barbe Museum in Lymington – a collective of highly regarded artists.
International Women’s Day
Berthon Team win again
BRYNHILDE is currently moored on C1, outside the dockmaster’s office, if you are at Berthon feel free to have a slow walk past for a closer look!