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Wooden & Steel Ship Repairs Ltd

The Winch House, Clarence Boat Yard, Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK , PO32 6TA

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Dry Dock & Slipways, Traditional wooden boat repair. Steel boat repair, Mast & Spar repair & Construction

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07849522164

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We are happy to meet you during our working hours. Please make an appointment. Working hours are between 08.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday

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    Wooden & Steel Ship Repairs Ltd

    The Winch House, Clarence Boat Yard, Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK , PO32 6TA

    Contact us

    Dry Dock & Slipways, Traditional wooden boat repair. Steel boat repair, Mast & Spar repair & Construction

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    Call us

    07849522164

    Working Hours

    We are happy to meet you during our working hours. Please make an appointment. Working hours are between 08.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday

    ‘Somerset’ (Current project underway – East Yard)

    The current project on the East Cowes Clarence Yard slipway is the twin screw motor yacht ‘Somerset’ (1954). She is of teak planking on steel angle iron frames, a composite construction.

    Haul out day

    Somerset has entered the yard for major works. Although in amazing condition for a vessel of her age, we are re-caulking the topsides, re-splining, refastening areas and full paint. She is also receiving a new teak deck due to bad leaks and decay of the steel deck beams that will be repaired or replaced as required. A complete exterior overhaul will be given, we are looking forward to the transformation and seeing how good this amazing vessel will look when completed.

    Somerset on the slipway, stripped of paint, works just starting

    The below photo shows the foredeck undergoing the process of removing the old teak deck. Unfortunately too decayed to save much. The interesting photo shows the steel angle iron deck beams of the composite construction method

    Below,Covered with a shrink wrap tent to protect the hull and deck work from the poor winter weather. The hull has been re-caulked-re-splined, and undergoing fairing and finishing work in preparation for paint.

    • Vessel

      Somerset
    • Build Year

      1954
    • LOA

      84'
    • Construction

      Teak on steel frames
    • Power

      Twin Gardner 8cyl
    • Builder

      R A Newman & Sons, Poole
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