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Yard News…. Look who’s visiting

July 20, 2015

3 Lovely Ladies visit Berthon

South Australia – International 12 Metre Class.

Designed by Ben Lexen, designer of Australia II and built to challenge for the 1987 America’s Cup in Perth. More recently, with Russell Coutts at the helm she won the 12M class at the RYS 150th America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta in 2001 and has been successfully campaigned on the Mediterranean 12 Metre circuit. Now in new ownership, she has arrived at Berthon for a refit to include paint work, systems and rigging overhaul. She will be based here at Berthon and is scheduled to be sailing again in 2016.

Keel Bulb on South Australia 12metre

The huge tandem keel & bulb on South Australia.

 Kira – Swan 55-009

This Classic S&S Swan has recently arrived by road transport from the South of France. Kira is at Berthon for a pit stop including cosmetic repairs including resprays to the underwater area and topsides along with a thorough overhaul of the masts and rigging. Despite being a 1971 boat, she still has mostly original deck gear and rigging.

Now that is a Classic Swan

That is a lot of winches

Wings – 1937 Charles E Nicholson 12 Metre Class

A regular visitor here at Berthon, Wings returned to the yard at the beginning of the summer after last season in the Mediterranean. Berthon’s skilled shipwrights have undertaken a variety of work on board using traditional materials and fittings in order to maintain the yachts authenticity and heritage. Wings sailed to Germany and Denmark where she enjoyed a successful regatta campaign in the Baltic. She has just arrived back at our yard by road transport where she will be based for the rest of the season.

Beautiful lines of this classic 12m Wings at Berthon

What beautiful lines…

We have also had some other notable arrivals ashore in the last few weeks, to mention but a few:

BRISTOLIAN – CNB 92 – for Solent racing and new furler and associated hydraulic repairs

KIVA – Hinkley 51 – completed transatlantic race and composite mast repairs prior to Fastnet Race

MARIQUITA – Fife 19 Metre Class – Solent racing and overwintering in marina

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