Restoring and maintaining a boat

Sugar my deck

2019-10-21T19:13:55+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Maintenance|

Sugar Shaken (Not Stirred) on Mylor’s Sweetest Spirit...    Mylor Yacht Harbour’s master painter Steve “Beefy” Burley has seen just about everything in more than four decades on the job – but sprinkling granulated sugar onto the immaculate deck of classic Spirit 46’ yacht Helen of Durgan to create a non-slip surface was a new one [...]

The building of Ceiba’s stem

2019-10-03T20:25:16+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Design, Maintenance|

Follow the progress of Ceiba's Stem as Lynx Guimond, co-Founder & Technical Lead takes you through the steps. Be sure to notice the technical overlay, which highlights the exact piece that Lynx is working on, or speaking about in that moment. The two ton stem is the foreward-most curve of the ship, where the figurehead [...]

Spirit Yachts using Lignia

2019-12-15T11:54:13+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Maintenance|

At the Southampton Boat Show 2019 we visited the new Spirit CR50 yacht and talked to them about using Lignia on the yacht's deck. Lignia is the new-ish FSC certified timber product which uses sustainable timber like pine that is impregnated with a resin which is then heat-cured to improve longevity and performance . Spirit's [...]

Excelsior’s new boat

2019-10-03T06:17:14+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Maintenance|

New Lowestoft-built ship's boat is launched for Excelsior Excelsior Trust – the Lowestoft based sailing charity – has taken delivery of a traditional ships’ boat, built by Lowestoft’s International Boatbuilding Training College.  This boat is an historical reconstruction based upon a drawing held by the Science Museum recording of a smack’s boat in 1937. Excelsior [...]

Falmouth school to build new gig

2019-12-15T11:56:26+00:00 July 4th, 2019|Maintenance, News|

Boatbuilding history is being ‘reenergised’ with a new Cornish gig To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the building of the Pilot Gig Energy, the Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) has commissioned Falmouth Marine School to build a new Cornish Pilot Gig. To be named Energy 2 the build will begin in September and will be [...]