Category: Yacht Refits
24 November, 2019
13 Apprentices begin their training at Berthon to become part of the highly trained workforce. September saw five Berthon apprentices graduate from their training during Southampton Boat Show which was hosted by British Marine. They have all been offered full-time positions with Berthon and we are pleased that they have all…
21 November, 2019
Replacement of deck and deck beams You may have previously read about the 10-metre wooden Bermudian sloop, Brynhilde. She arrived at Lymington Marina last autumn as a new annual berth holder, fresh from the Mediterranean, and to undergo a minor refit in our Big Blue Sheds before going back to…
15 November, 2019
After 83 years Maiden Light is back at Berthon Year built: 1936 Keel: Ful Build number: #490 LOA: 52 ft Builder: Berthon Boat Co. Beam: 12 ft Size: 24 tons Maiden Light was one of the largest Gauntlets built by Berthon; she’s a typical design with an elegant sheer and…
01 November, 2019
We welcome a new Electronics Manager, Jim Catterall to the Berthon team. This month we introduce our Electronics Manager, Jim Catterall, who is running all our marine electrical and electronics work. Jim has been in the marine industry for over 20 years, his speciality being marine electrics and electronics with…
28 October, 2019
5 more apprentices graduate from our latest apprenticeship programme. We are excited to announce that last month our fourth year apprentices, Dan, Brendon, Dan, Chris and Dewi, along with 55 others from other companies, attended their graduation ceremony. Accompanied by Brian May Berthon’s MD and Keith Longman our Yard Manager,…
16 October, 2019
Berthon has refurbished a Fisheries Patrol Vessel from the world’s remotest inhabited island, Tristan da Cunha, for the UK government’s Blue Belt Programme. Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying approximately 1,511 miles from South Africa and 2,166 miles from the…
09 October, 2019
As the modern workforce becomes more transient it is more important than ever that we train, support and develop our apprentices. To this end we continue to innovate with our apprenticeship programme, broadening depth and adding value to the core college delivery. This approach helps us attract high calibre applicants,…
08 October, 2019
Refit of a 1951 Liverpool Class Lifeboat, Queen Eilene, is complete. Earlier this year you may have read that Berthon Boat Company were tasked with the refit of Queen Eilene, a 1951 twin-screw 35’ 6” Liverpool Class lifeboat (originally named B.H.M.H.). Queen Eilene was originally built by Rowhedge Ironworks,…
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