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
ConstructionTeak on steel frames
PowerTwin Gardner 8cyl