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Old 13-07-2020, 06:36   #1
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UK boat yard recommendations.

Hi all

We are looking for (ideally south coast) UK boat yard where we can keep our 50ft Cat over winter and also arrange some improvements.

We are hoping to do some maintenance and add solar and lithium before setting off in the spring.. Any suggestions or recommendations would be much appreciated.
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Re: UK boat yard recommendations.

That is a big boat for a UK yard. How about:

https://www.thetrafalgargroup.co.uk/

https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl-saxon-wharf

https://www.premiermarinas.com/UK-Ma...on-Dart-Marina

https://www.boatfolk.co.uk/portland-marina-dorset

https://www.berthon.co.uk/ Berthron do a winter special deal for a variable time period. We spent Christmas there at 20 per night with power and water.

Cheaper, but may not be able to lift you:

https://www.cowesyachthaven.com/

https://www.cowesharbourcommission.c...hepards_marina
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Thank you for a brilliant set of recommendations.. i will look them up and see.
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Try dazcat/ multihull centre, Plymouth.
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Are you looking to be in the water or on the hard? If hauled what's your beam?
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Are you looking to be in the water or on the hard? If hauled what's your beam?
15m x 8m and i think it might be better on the hard but dont mind too much as long as we can easily get on it to do some maintenance. Its our first boat so i am not too sure of the advantages either way.
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Multimarine/dazcat in Plymouth are excellent for any kind of advice or work and should be able to trundle you out of the water on a Roodberg lift. However Plymouth is a long way from London or the Solent if that matters, in which case try Hayling Yacht company. They handled my 14 x 7 very happily and I suspect the extra metre of beam wouldn't be a problem. They can arrange work very easily. Access is tidal but OK and they are close to a train station.

Yards that can deal with a multihull that size are few and far between on the S coast of England, which remains monohull heaven. Sort out your yard early!
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Over 7.6 wide then Dazcat - Multihull Centre at Torpoint is your only option it is a trailer under the bridge-deck not a travel life. Camper & Nicholson in Gosport have a slip wide enough for emergencies.



Between 7.6 and 9m you need a modified 150 tonne or standard 200 tonne travel lift.


Nearest non UK yards are TL - La Rochelle (commercial port) France, TL - Portimao and Trailer -Olhoa Portugal and Railway - Ageciras Spain.
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Plenty of room and skills here:

https://rumulti.com

Give Ed Underwood a call! what Ed doesn't know about Cats hasn't been written yet.
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Over 7.6 wide then Dazcat - Multihull Centre at Torpoint is your only option it is a trailer under the bridge-deck not a travel life. Camper & Nicholson in Gosport have a slip wide enough for emergencies.



Between 7.6 and 9m you need a modified 150 tonne or standard 200 tonne travel lift.


Nearest non UK yards are TL - La Rochelle (commercial port) France, TL - Portimao and Trailer -Olhoa Portugal and Railway - Ageciras Spain.
Many thanks.. some have already told me that i am too big. Is it not just easier to keep it in the water? What are the problems wity doing that?
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Does anyone know if i am best to try and get it out of the water or put it on the hard?
I am not sure of the advantages of either option (aside from keeping the bottom clean but unable to start engines?)
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That is a big boat for a UK yard. How about:

https://www.thetrafalgargroup.co.uk/

https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl-saxon-wharf

https://www.premiermarinas.com/UK-Ma...on-Dart-Marina

https://www.boatfolk.co.uk/portland-marina-dorset

https://www.berthon.co.uk/ Berthron do a winter special deal for a variable time period. We spent Christmas there at 20 per night with power and water.

Cheaper, but may not be able to lift you:

https://www.cowesyachthaven.com/

https://www.cowesharbourcommission.c...hepards_marina
I did a project at Berthons a few years ago



Close to town , plenty of marine industry in the area , decent facilities , gravel hard top, organization was a bit dense , hierarchal and hard to communicate with

I got the impression that many yards in the area are completely full over winter

Don’t know if they can handle a catamaran
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Many thanks.. some have already told me that i am too big. Is it not just easier to keep it in the water? What are the problems wity doing that?
i guess the question is, can you find a slip big enough to accommodate you? Otherwise, for just solar and lithium, there's little advantage to being on the hard.
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Many thanks.. some have already told me that i am too big. Is it not just easier to keep it in the water? What are the problems wity doing that?
You need to be out for anti-fouling, sail drive servicing (oil and seals), propeller servicing, anode changes, some saildrive anodes require the prop to be removed others are split and can be done in the water.

In UK there is some advantages to being stored on the hard, keeps the underwater areas from fouling, maintenance can be done just prior to launch so will last longer. Less of a chance of freezing, water systems can be drained and winterized although this needs to be done even if afloat.

In the tropics it is often kinder to keep the boat in the water as there is possibility of internal damage caused by high temperatures on the hard.
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