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Welcome to the Further Adventures of GREY WOLF

02 November, 2018

Feat. FPB 78#2 GREY WOLF II. You may remember the Long Voyage Home, when FPB 64 GREY WOLF made sail from New Zealand to the Channel Islands, with owner Peter Watson, and a series of Berthon apprentices. It was an extraordinary trip. We are now pleased to announce ‘The Further…

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Berthon’s 2018 Graduating Apprentices

28 September, 2018

Berthon celebrates another 2 graduating apprentices for 2018 Berthon saw its latest cohort of apprentices graduate at the Southampton Boat Show ‘British Marine Apprenticeship Graduations’ last week.  Tayler Lightbourn (Shipwright) and Ben Courcha (Marine Engineer) began their apprenticeships with Berthon in September 2014 and during that time they have gained…

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Updates on the 1942 Motor Gunboat MGB81

03 August, 2018

Superstructure Repairs and Repaint, Fire Alarm Installations & Fitting New Instruments   Deckhouse repairs Deckhouse repairs have now been completed. As ever with rot it is best to deal with it as soon as it appears because moisture will travel creating far greater expenditure in the future. Since this vessel…

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Berthon awarded OHSAS18001:2007 Certification

04 May, 2018

Adding to ISO14001:2015 and ISO9001:2015 Certification Berthon has recently celebrated its successful certification for OHSAS18001:2007 which is an internationally recognised standard which exists to help all kinds of organisations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance.  Having this rigorous policy and approach ensures Berthon protects its employees. …

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National Apprenticeship Week

09 March, 2018

During National Apprenticeship Week we have launched our apprenticeship recruitment campaign for 2018 and our desire to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities. Berthon has a mature apprenticeship programme and encourages applications from all that meet the baseline requirements in terms of technical interest and academic ability. However; it is clear…

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Berthon Apprentices at the Queen’s Silver Medal

21 December, 2017

Berthon Apprentice bronze in Queen’s Silver Medal In 1944, His Majesty King George VI, Permanent Master of the Shipwrights’ Company, launched a Silver Medal which was to be granted to the Shipyard Apprentice of the Year. Kenneth Wood was the first to win this prestigious medal and from then on the…

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Berthon Apprenticeships – The Selection Process

30 June, 2017

Berthon has been synonymous with yacht building and repairs since 1877. These days, the Berthon Shipyard completes successful construction, refit, repair and maintenance projects in both the commercial boat and leisure yachting sectors, achieving the highest industry standards. Berthon’s apprenticeship scheme has been established for more than 100 years and…

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The BBC go behind the scenes at the BBC

18 March, 2016

Earlier this week, the day after budget day, Nathan Smith a 3rd year Marine Engineering Apprentice from the Berthon Boat Company (BBC) was invited onto the Victoria Derbyshire sofa to join in the conversation about the impact the budget will have on young people and apprenticeships; very apt as it’s…

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