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Refit and Repair

Commercial Shipyard Services from BerthonVessel Repair, Refit, Refurbishment and Maintenance

Berthon has a wealth of experience in the support of boats in the Commercial, Professional & Government sectors. We employ over 100 skilled craftsmen including marine engineers, electricians, riggers, painters, joiners, shipwrights and apprentices who work at our modern shipyard facilities in Lymington, Hampshire. We are one of the few shipyards in the UK able to deliver our clients end-to-end services.

Berthon provides vital in-service maintenance support and refit services to the RNLI, Port Authorities, UK Border Force and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). This involves everything from sourcing parts, design consultancy, planned maintenance, routine servicing and repairs, through to major life extension programmes where minimising downtime is a priority.

Dedication to providing a high-quality service has been key to running a successful shipyard operation. As you would expect, Berthon is ISO 9001 (2008) certified for build, repair and refit of vessels made of wood, aluminium, GRP, composites and steel. We also run an apprenticeship scheme and many of our craftsmen have been with us throughout their working life. This ensures excellent continuity and the passing on of best practices.


Skills & Services Offered

  • Vessel repair, refits and servicing
  • Design Modifications
  • Engine overhauls, services & Installations
  • Generator repair and servicing
  • Crane/Winch repair and servicing
  • Marine engineering
  • Joinery and woodwork
  • Antifouling & Varnishing
  • Hand and spray painting service
  • Plumbing and fresh water systems, hot and cold
  • Gas installations and repairs (Gas Safe)
  • Seacock installation and servicing
  • Electronic Upgrades
  • 12V, 24V and 240V electrical installations and repairs
  • Anode installation and earth bonding
  • GRP and gelcoat repairs
  • Aluminium and Steel Repairs
  • Teak deck repair and refurbishment
  • Shot blasting
  • Osmosis treatment and epoxy coating

Engineering Facilities

  • 10 acre site for ashore storage
  • Undercover heated workshops for repairs
  • Modern paint spraying facility with two prep booths
  • 75 tonne boat hoist
  • 120 ton boat mover
  • 20 tonne pillar crane
  • Undercover storage facilities
  • Winter lay-up and Spring fit-out


  • ISO9001 (2008)
    Design, Build, Repair and Refit of Vessels in Wood, Aluminium, GRP, Composite and Steel
  • ISO14001
    Environmental Management Accreditation
  • ISO18001
    Health and Safety Assessment Series


  • Volvo Penta
    World-leading supplier of engines and power systems
  • Yanmar Marine
    Diesel Marine Engines
  • Cummins
    Marine generators for boats and yachts
  • Onan
    Marine generators for boats and yachts
  • Gas Safe
    Gas safety excellence


Berthon Big Blue Sheds: Berthon Big Blue Sheds

Berthon prides itself on the standard of work accomplished in its big blue sheds.

From the recently completed build of 12 brand new RNLI Shannon class lifeboats, through to minor winter refits, every commercial vessel emerges from the sheds with the high standard of care and attention that Berthon is famous for.

With over 40 brand new craft in the last 25 years and countless refit projects, you can be confident that Berthon has the tools, skills, management and labour force available to make your commercial project a success.

Commercial Marine Paint FacilityPaint facilities:

Berthon has the most modern yacht painting spray facility in Europe. The 92ft x 36ft (28m x 11m) state -of-the-art booth is flanked by two similar size preparation booths to complement the UK’s premier boatyard facility. It allows a dust-free spray paint finish every time.

Berthon Commercial electrical services

Marine Electronics:

Berthon provides sales, installation and service support for the full range of marine electronic products carrying all the top brands.

Whether you require a full or part electronics upgrade, Berthon can advise, fit and commission all aspects of the installation.