Dry Sailing

The Berthon dry sailing service suits all small keel boats with a displacement of no more than 3.5 tonnes (includes Folkboats), a central lifting point and their own road trailer with tow hitch.

Sail Repair Facilities

GRP Repair Facilities

Rigging Experts

From 1st October 2023 - £4,100 + VAT per annum plus Lymington Harbour Commission harbour dues payable in advance

  • For all small keel boats including Etchells, Hunter 707, 1720, SB20, Folk boat, JS9000, J24, J80
  • Displacement no more than 3.5 tonnes
  • Central lifting point
  • Own road trailer and tow hitch required


  • Unlimited launches and recoveries
  • Free weekend berthing (on yard wall pontoon) when launched.
  • Free ashore storage in owner’s trailer.
  • Free high pressure fresh water wash of hull, and bung removal if appropriate, at each lift.
  • Convenient for racing
  • Sail repair facilities: Sanders Sails; North Sails pick up point
  • Full GRP repair facilities. GRP boat repair priority is given to race boats if work needs to be complete by following weekend
  • We have in-house rigging experts
  • 5 minutes’ walk to Lymington town centre/train station (two hours from Waterloo)


  • Payment due prior to commencement of the contract.
  • Yachts will generally be launched on Fridays and recovered on Mondays when possible.
  • Bank Holidays we launch Thursday and recover Tuesday as appropriate.
  • Please do not leave instructions for the boat to be launched every weekend on the off-chance of using it.  Berthon will monitor frequency of use upon launching; should any owner abuse this contract by consistently launching without intention to sail the boat, we reserve the right to make a charge of £100 for the launch and lift on the occasions when the boat has not been used.
  • Berthon gives priority to race boat repairs.
  • No sub-contractors allowed to work on the boat on the yard premises.
  • All cars to be parked in the marina car park.  No cars allowed in yard premises.
  • Berthon Boat Company accepts no responsibility for poorly moored yachts if damage is caused.
  • This dry sailing contract represents a substantial discount on standard rates so it is regretted that no refunds are available, and it cannot be carried over to the following year.
  • All payments by Direct Debit.

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