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The Tyne and Wear Fire Boat in Berthon’s Big Blue Sheds

14 September, 2020

Berthon were pleased to welcome the Tyne and Wear Fire Boat to our Marine Services Big Blue Sheds this summer for a comprehensive life extension refit, prolonging the service of the boat. Starting life as a VT Halmatic MkIII Rigid Raider, the Fire Boat completed a remarkable 15 years in…

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Suvretta Relaunched & WSOD

19 August, 2020

There is nothing that plays on the heartstrings of a sailor quite as perfectly as a classic yacht restored. The West Solent One Design (WSOD) is an elegant boat with serious credentials.  Sometimes referred to as the J109 of their time and specifically created for the area by Harry G…

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Profile – Brian May

19 August, 2020

For some 500 years, those involved with Lymington-based Berthon marina and its boatyard have been at the forefront of innovation. From designing an early form of a speed log and screw propeller to collapsible lifeboats and sea plane prototypes, it’s clear creativity, practicality and a passion for all things boat-related,…

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Coping or capitalising, the choice is yours

12 August, 2020

July has been another busy month for Versadock with docks being supplied from the sunny shores of the east coast to the depths of deepest Devon. This has not just been a time to sell docks and make hay while the lockdown is eased and the sun shining, it has…

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A roaring success for Music on the Marina

11 August, 2020

Berthon Lymington Marina trialled an innovative music concert on Friday 7th August. It would be safe to say the event was a resounding success. The weather was perfect, the Band was on point and the atmosphere was magical. Many have realised that Boating might just be the perfect way to…

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9 Decades of Dave and Melvyn at Berthon

22 July, 2020

Melvyn and Dave have, between them, been at Berthon for over 90 years!  They can be found in either the dockmaster’s office, helping customers around the marina or the new Security Gatehouse at Berthon’s Lymington Marina’s entrance. After so many years spent with us, we thought we would find out…

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Yes! in Berthon’s Big Blue Sheds

20 July, 2020

Berthon were pleased to welcome the prominent racing yacht JPK 1080 ‘Yes!’ to our world-class painting and spraying facilities this month. Adam Gosling – owner of Yes! – purchased the recognisable yacht in 2016.  He made adjustments to the 1080 mould specifically for inshore racing – her mast was changed…

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Aidan Hinchcliffe, Berthon Marine Engineer, wins 2020 Lady Hamlyn award

30 June, 2020

AN AMBITIOUS teenager hoping to secure a career in marine engineering has been recognised for a breakthrough year in the industry. Aidan Hinchcliffe, 16, recently won the 2020 Lady Hamlyn award from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. The nationwide search celebrates apprentices who have demonstrated outstanding commitment…

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