All ready for haul-outs, refits and more…Peter Franklin
At Palmawatch we are busy with a ‘second season’ for antifouling applications mostly for yachts planning to cross the Atlantic and spend the winter in the Caribbean. Currently we are working on an Oyster 625 which is chocked conveniently right in front of their workshop. And we have already booked several Oysters, (a 53, 825, 885, and a 125), for antifouling works next month plus a Jongert 20s, a Predator 108, and a Privilege 615!
Quite often the work list grows when a yacht is hauled out for antifouling, and as an example, a variety of works will be undertaken on some of these boats and others coming to the Palmawatch workshop over the next couple of months. This will include jobs like: sandblasting, hull ultrasonic survey, hull and holding tank steel plating, refurbishing and water proofing of complete teak/steel cockpit, refurbishing of a hydraulic bow thruster, custom deck fabrication of drains and showers, a full superstructure re-spray, various shipwright projects, teak deck repairs, replacement of underwater lights, engine services, replacement of a gear box.
We are also busy this autumn setting up an independent Refit Project Management department, via which we aim to offer a transparent and distinctly professional service for yachts from 25m to 50m who are planning to refit in Palma. This new division should be operational by November 1st, in time for the winter refit season.
And, we have also invested in our workshop facilities in preparation for a busy winter refit season in 2016/17, this includes all new machinery such as lathe, standing drill, cutting machine, pipe bender, etc… plus we have completely refurbished the workshop area.