We’ve laid enough teak deck in the last 3 years to cover 107 tennis courts
Berthon creates templates of the current decks, marking out each and every deck fitting, turning block, winch and cleat. We then use these templates to create a teak deck in kit form. While this is happening our shipwrights are working on labelling and removing all items from the deck (tracks, cleats, winches, covering plates, mounting brackets and deck hatches). Internally the head-lining is removed to allow access and we put protective coverings on all surfaces. We then start removing the old teak, using various methods depending on how the original deck was laid; generally, we are able to pull large pieces off by hand and in other areas, the traditional hammer and chisel are used along with other more modern time-saving methods. Once the teak is removed the sub deck is cleaned and prepared ready to take the new teak.
Pictured – Aglaia, 77ft Rob Humphreys design