Busy months for PalmawatchPeter Franklin
Palmawatch have been very busy during the months of May and June having hauled out 10 yachts in STP during the period. These were the Oyster 125 “Twilight”, Shipman 80 “Ivanka”, van Meer 22m “Selene”, Oyster 625 “Flying Spirit”, Oyster 72 “Cookielicious, Oyster 72 “Albertone 3”, Nordia 59 “Seahorn” and Oyster 56 “Beija Mar.”
The works were typical of the regular annual maintenance that Palmawatch has been carrying out for 15 years, including: bottom treatment, seacock, thru-hull fittings service, drive train check (shaft, propeller, cutlass bearing, rudder bearing), etc.
Also, the Jongert 2900M “Alta Marea” and Jongert 2100S “Crystal” were launched after the usual bottom treatment (antifouling), some hull welding work, rudder dropped, shaft out and cutlass bearing replaced, etc.
The metalwork department was quite busy with a long list of parts manufacturing, machining, modifying. Examples were; new deck chimney (Nordia 59), bow sprit repair (Jongert 20s), new spray hood inox bars (Nordia 59), anchor ball pole fabrication (Oyster 125), and lots of pipe and pipe fitting modifications in stainless, mild steel and aluminum, etc.
In the last month 3 new boats joined the Palmawatch gardienage fleet as well: A Jongert 2900M “Célandine”, a van Meer 22m “Selene” and a Hanse 630 “Neirida”.
Regarding refits, Palmawatch has just started an extensive project on the Beiderbeck Designs 80 “Bliss II”.
Pierre Oberon of Palmawatch commented, “due to the difficulties encountered last winter to find space in STP on the hard, we are now contacting all our clients, and recommending to new customers who have the intention to undertake yard work with us next winter, to book their dates already now. We want to avoid disappointing surprises for our clients, as do all of the other companies operating in the North Dock Building.”