The teak decks of the yacht were in a very sorry state. Having been pressure washed and bleached in the sun, they were in need of full restoration. Our extremely dedicated carpenter worked all hours to take the teak back 2mm by hand and sanding it back to it’s former glory. The finished result was simply stunning – as good as new!
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In the cockpit, the badly worn dining table was faded and looking tired. Sanded back, repaired and varnished, a beautiful centre-piece was created in the well proportioned seating area. New outdoor cushions in cool grey, white and black compliment the table perfectly and this is a wonderful place in which to sit back and unwind or to entertain guests under the stars; the feeling is one of calm and relaxation.
Taking The Helm
The twin helm stations were upgraded with new instrument displays and as the new displays did not fit the original panel, we took the opportunity to modify the helm plinths and finish them with a stylish carbon dashboard. We also decided to restore the original wheels instead of replacing them with new. After much careful work by our carpenter, the wheels now look like a work of art with carbon veneer weaved into the grain of the wood; they really do look fantastic at the back of the yacht and taking the helm certainly feels very special.
On close inspection of the rig, it became clear that there was a lot of wear and tear. Although sound, the mast needed a respray, as well as the boom. Whilst on the ground, new antennas were run into the mast and a new radar fitted for the fleet broadband. A custom stand was produced for the security camera and new halyard sheaves were specced. Much of the running rigging was replaced and, as a bit of racing and at least one transatlantic crossing was planned, the yacht was set up to fly symmetrical spinnakers with the addition of a new carbon spinnaker pole, a code zero race sail and two asymmetric kites.
Many of the onboard electronics were under specced and out of date, so a full package upgrade was required. Our client valued good quality and advanced technology so our expert in-house specialist recommended a new and extensive package of Raymarine electronics to be installed. This included the best navigation technology, autopilot, radio communications and a new satellite system. We also installed fleet broadband to provide uninterrupted broadband data coverage anywhere at sea, anywhere in the world. New SAILMON screens were chosen at the mast for their innovative crystal-clear instrument displays and a night vision security camera with remote access provides extra safety and peace of mind for the family when they are onboard. Even the fuel & water tanks were upgraded with digital readouts. Last, but not least, a wireless SONOS sound system was integrated into the refit to provide the very best in surround sound for the new wide screen TV and music devices onboard.
Beneath The Surface
Upon taking the yacht out of the water, it was clear that there was much work to be done below the waterline. Over 7 years worth of anti-foul had to be sandblasted off before being taken back to the original gelcoat by hand. A few stress fractures were also found on the topsides, so the damaged areas were ground out and the gelcoat restored; the damaged panels were repaired and blended in so well that you would never know there had even been a blemish! As the keel had been sat in the mud for a significant amount of time, all of the original epoxy had come off, so this had to be re-applied and faired to look as new. As a safety precaution, all of the seacocks and skin fittings were replaced and any redundant fittings were removed completely. Finally, the folding propeller had virtually seized shut so this was removed, dipped in acid, serviced and polished to look and work as new.