Lothian received a thorough refit including a topsides repaint. More details to follow soon.
At the request of our customer, a new pair of lee-boards for his dutch sailing barge were made in our workshops. Having taken careful patterns from one of the original boards, the new ones were made from selected boards of European oak.
Cathexis II is a 39′ Shearwater (Designed by Dudley Dix and built in South Africa), which under it’s previous owner, has extensively cruised. Her present owner purchased her with the intention of cruising the North Sea and English Channel for a couple of years before going trans-Atlantic. The years of exposure to the effects of [...]
Arthur Ransomes ‘best little boat’ the Nancy Blackett, spends each winter at Robertsons. It is a real joy to be able to maintain this wonderful and historic yacht which has such a special place in the hearts of so many Arthur Ransome readers.
First Sight Films approched us to prepare three craft for the production of their Shackleton Film by recommendation from Poles Apart, the organisation advising the film makers on polar safety. Two of our staff were taken by the film crew to Greenland to supervise and maintain the vessels in the extreme conditions prevailing. Our accommodating [...]
‘Greenwitch’, a Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter originally fitted out by us and launched in 1987 returned recently for a refit. Still in the same ownership, we were asked to refurbish the teak deck and to paint the rather tired GRP topsides in Awlgrip. Her owner is extremely pleased with the results.
Robertsons Boatyard was the base for the final fitout of the ‘Flying Carrot’, Oliver Hicks’ round the world rowing boat. In 2005, after 124 days alone at sea Olly (Oliver) Hicks returned to Falmouth having just set two world records: he is the first person to row solo from America to England and the youngest [...]