Hello to all.
Now forgive me if for some reason this should be in some other area but I sure don't know where, it's complicated.
I (US Citizen) live in the PNW, am purchasing
Roberts 53' that is laying on the east coast
. I would appreciate suggestions on where would be a good place for a complete overhaul
Either in the UK, Scandanavia, or North Africa/Tunisia. Somewhere that can reasonably offer quality service
and build with lasting materials. Not royal standard joinery or pristine mirror finish brightwork but good, sturdy, made to last kind of work
with a fit and finish that shows pride of craftsmanship.
Not a total re-fit but pretty much every system needs something done or attended to as it has been sitting for quite some time. Some carpentry and plumbing
additions, full paint
job, etc. A yard that has lodging nearby but doesn't REQUIRE constant oversight.
I have considered Berthon but the cost is cause for concern. The one-stop shop nature and build quality are ideal but...
sounds like a good option but I do not know what to expect aside from their upholstery. The price
is unbeatable but how is the quality? Do they do carpentry and metalwork well? I admire the joinery of Scandanavia and the metalwork is exceptional...
I understand that it all depends on the yard. That is a constant. Where can I find a yard that may not excel in one thing but sure does dang well on all things? I would also appreciate an area that I could explore while the work
is being done. An area with history
and good food
. Those are subjective of course and opinions vary.
All of the above and with a vessel that will be US-flagged/insured, or at least in the process of with NVDC time.
Thanks for looking!