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Category: Yacht Refits

FASHION UPDATE – Colour code your radar

31 August, 2018

Fitting a Raymarine Quantum Radar Berthon’s electrical team has been busy fitting Raymarine’s new Quantum 2 radar to an array of yachts including this X442. Retaining the core features of the original Quantum, the Quantum 2 features wireless networking and low power draw, making it especially friendly to vessels running…

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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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Humphreys 77, AGLAIA is for sale

18 April, 2018

An exceptional fast cruising yacht, Humphreys 77 AGLAIA is perfect for a blue water cruise at pace and in great comfort. Full specification available – https://www.berthon.co.uk/yacht-sales-brokerage/yacht-for-sale/humphreys-77-aglaia/. Originally built in 2002 in the UK of composite – her structure was completed at Goss Challenges and she was fitted out at Hamble…

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1942 MGB 81 – The Interior Restoration Continues

29 March, 2018

Forward Interior longitudinal stringers and structural frames This month we bring you part 4 in the refit and restoration of the famous Motor Gun Boat 81 (MGB 81) and we are still below deck. Our last article showed you the replacement of the aft and mid structural frames and longitudinal…

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Looking forward to new electronics!

26 February, 2018

Fitting a B&G forward looking depth transducer system Berthon’s electricians were seen this week finishing off an installation on board Oyster 56 ‘Duet II’. The owner has opted for a B&G forward-looking depth transducer system which offers chart plotter integration currently unrivalled by the other big brands. Using a redundant…

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A piece of Berthon’s History – 36’ 12 ton Gauntlet MORNING FLIGHT

13 February, 2018

We were recently contacted by Blake B., an innovative artist living in the USA who last November bought MORNING FLIGHT. She’s 12 ton, 36 foot wooden Gauntlet sailing yacht, built by Berthon in 1938. https://www.berthon.co.uk/about-berthon/berthon-history/#tab6 …so we felt compelled to share Blake’s campaign with you. Blake was smitten with MORNING…

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News on Discovery Yachts – from Berthon and JE Marine

27 September, 2017

Here at Berthon we have been selling and refitting pre-owned Discovery yachts for over 10 years. Benchmark blue water cruisers, their owners sail them far, safely and in great comfort. The fleet continues to cross oceans and to munch miles. During their lifetimes they need to be serviced, refitted and…

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Alaskan Yellow Cedar Sourced for Ripple’s Hull

31 August, 2016

The Yacht Restoration Project Continues…  The project to restore Ripple (built by Berthon in 1925) continues. With the centreline structure, new laminated frames and bronze floors in place, the next step for Ripple will be to add the Alaskan yellow cedar planking to form the hull of the yacht. Although…

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The Refit of Pamela, a 55’ Discovery Yacht

10 June, 2016

When seasoned yacht racer Eamon Crosbie was searching for his next sailing adventure, he turned to Berthon for their help. Eamon bought a Discovery 55’, hull number 003, from us and set about refitting and refurbishing her at Berthon so that she could be ready for the next sailing adventure….

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Hull Damage Repairs at the Berthon Shipyard

06 October, 2015

At Berthon it’s rather common for us to undertake hull repairs, but rather uncommon for us to talk about it openly, due to the nature or circumstances in which they occurred. The owner of this yacht was so pleased with the work undertaken by Berthon that he is more than…

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Big Blue Sheds – Wooden Mast Repair

28 May, 2015

Berthon is known for maintaining and repairing yachts of all shapes and sizes: be they wood, GRP, aluminium, steel or carbon, our shipwrights cover the full range. So when owner of PHEONIX TRINTELLA telephoned for help with a mast problem, one of our dedicated Yacht Repair Managers was able to…

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