Winter is a key time of year for your yacht. It’s not all about summer sunshine and warm calm seas, she must survive very low temperatures, high winds and heavy swells surging through the marina.
Proper preparation for this time of year is essential to maintain your asset to the highest standard and prevent permanent and sometimes costly damage to the yacht and it’s machinery.
The more time and effort we put in now, the smoother (and cheaper) the transition from winterised yacht to operating vessel will be in the spring. Our winter service package includes a full lay up in the autumn, regular maintenance visits throughout the winter and a refit in the spring.
We can service all of the machinery, manage the haul out and even take care of your precious teak decks. All this can be happening while you rest up for the winter and enjoy time spent at home or on the slopes, free of worrying whether your yacht will be ready for your first cruising in the new season.
Over winter your yacht can be lifted out, cleaned off and re-antifouled. It’s a risky business trusting your pride and joy to a local crane operator, so we can fully cover the management of this for you.
We will bring the yacht to the boatyard, supervise the lift, commission the work that needs to be completed by the yard and then be on hand to supervise & quality check everything.
Once the hull has been prepared, antifouling will be applied and all of the anodes will be changed. We take pictures throughout so that you are aware and fully updated on what’s been completed and any issues that have been discovered and fixed.
Parts and labour will be provided by the shipyard and paid for by you separately, we will make sure that you receive fair quotations and they are stuck to as much as is possible. We will then supervise the re-launch and take the yacht back to her berth ready to continue works.
We can take care of refits to any level, carried out anywhere through Europe. From a re-deck to a new engine, or a complete rebuild from the keel up.
Every package is bespoke and tailored to achieve your target. We will be on hand to oversee third party works and carry out as many jobs as we can undertake ourselves, which could save you money.
We will have a specific plan in place, with hard time targets for all those working aboard and we back this up with regular reports to you plus accompanied visits to the yard to show you the progress to date.
Contact us at diYachting.co.uk for any more information, advice or general queries regarding maintaining your yacht over the winter period.