Big Projects come to the Shipyard
Current projects include the famous classic 1961 motor yacht LADY K II, which is undertaking a major refit to bring it back into pristine condition. Major work is programmed including a specialist engine rebuild. Due to the age of the engines some parts are being made
by specialist companies.
The interior decor and furniture is also planned for an upgrade. Design and structural work is being carried out on the hull to comply with current stability requirements. The yacht will be slipped and the hull and superstructure will be repainted.
This 57 metre (187 ft) schooner, built in 2009, requires a fast and cost effective refit following a demanding sixteen month charter to “Johnnie Walker
”. An intensive six week work programme is scheduled so that this yacht can depart in good time to be on display at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, November 2013.
Work includes superstructure painting, deck work and considerable engineering repairs including a newbespoke stainless steel exhaust system for the engines and generators. The yacht will also benefit from
substantial interior repairs and refinishing. The yacht will also complete her RINA 5 year survey whilst in the yard.
The yard’s 1500 ton horizontal lift slipway easily coped with Montigne and with the use of the 10 metre extension can potentially accommodate vessels over 60 metres (200 feet).
Princess Yachts delivered one of their new 32M yachts to Solent Refit for a full colour makeover prior to her handover to her new owner.
The yacht arrived at the yard and was quickly lifted out and positioned into the main refit hall. Princess commissioned Pinmar, one of the respected and longest established specialist yacht painters in the
world to prepare and respray the vessel. Scaffolding was erected to cocoon the new yacht in preparation for a painting “makeover
Solent Refit stripped the vessel of fittings in preparation for the painting process. Post-curing was also undertaken by Solent Refit, requiring the temperature to be held at 40 degrees for over 48 hours. She has now been relaunched in her new colour scheme.
Yacht on the Slipway : http://youtu.be/_veAXe9VmsE
The new 28m Sunseeker “Merrick
” arrived at Solent Refit direct from Sunseeker in Poole to be completely "wrapped
" in vinyl. This coating method offers owners a quick and inexpensive colour change.
She was hauled on the horizontal slipway and moved across into the working halls, where work commenced by Vinyl experts: Wild Group International, Hamble.
This was the first vessel to have a full colour change
using "vinyl wrap
”. She was finished in her new livery of
carbon fibre and titanium as per the owners specification
in just three weeks.
Yacht on slipway :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMzR5d-02Vc
Yacht being wrapped : http://youtu.be/4P5REXaKA6o
OTHER YARD IMPROVEMENTS
Engineering and carpentry workshops are fully operational. All the refit halls have benefitted from a new £1 million roof and lighting upgrade which improves all the working areas. The yard has invested and built
a dredger to maintain the deep water throughout the facility.
For a COST EFFECTIVE resolution to your next refit visit us on
stand QS101 at the Monaco Yacht Show, 25th- 28th September