BUILDING & REPAIR
With 19 SVQ's in Yacht & Boat Building
we can cover most of your Boat Building, Fit Out and Repair
needs, from custom one offs or to partake in major construction
projects anything, anywhere is possible.
Using a variety of techniques we specialize
in Traditional, Wood Epoxy Composite, Fibreglass and Other Composites.
For major repairs we can offer a full pre-repair,
repair and post repair survey packages.
If your boat is too big or too expensive to
move, instead of you coming to us let us come to you or even
if you just need a little assistance to push your project in
the right direction. If you are an existing yard owner and in
need of some assistance we can be subcontracted on a time or
The Story of Saber
"Saber" is a Toledo 30 Racing
& Cruising Hybrid. It was left on a swinging mooring
during the WIORA races. That night on a high tide the
wind rose to storm force and "Saber" dragged
its mooring. The mooring line got tangled on the mooring
of an adjacent boat which left "Saber" lying
broadside to the adjacent boats bow roller. After a
night of choppy seas and high winds the owners were
greeted with the resulting damage:
Without delay the owners contacted the insurance company,
the insurance company appointed a surveyor who accessed
the damage which resulted in constructive total loss.
In short the boat was written off, the owner was paid
and the wreck became the property of the insurance company
at 15% of its original value.
An independent party contacted me and asked for me
to access the damage to see if it was repairable and if
so at what price for labour only as he was supplying the
materials and workspace.
I accessed the damage and found that it was indeed
repairable that would not compromise the vessels integrity
or appearance. The price was set and the boat was bought.
"Saber" was moved to a shed that was large
enough to accommodate her. A laminating schedule with
higher quality SP106 Epoxy Resin and 600gm Quadraxial
Cloth was drawn up. The damaged areas were ground back
mapped out and re-built. Local areas were tented off to
regulate temperature and humidity during the repair.
The Hull was addressed first, the Deck second with
endgrain balsa core replaced where needed.
Once all the structural work was done "Saber"
was filled, faired, left for 7 days and then Flow-coated
to bring it back to its original condition as a result
the history of its damage and repair disappeared. After
a post repair survey by an independent Surveyor "Saber"
was returned to its former value.
The following season "Saber" was back in