Helm position on our new 2016 Oceanis 45, with the 7" B&G Zeus repeaters

The season approaches

It’s that time of year again. All the major winter work has been completed, and we are now left with polishing & antifouling. The first yachts leave for our summer home in Orhaniye in a few short weeks.

This has been a particularly interesting winter as we got to organise some (for us) unusual works. One of our gardienage fleet (not for charter, we just maintain her) was planned to be wrapped. Self adhesive vinyl is stretched over the hull providing a new finish for much less than re painting. It turned out the previous paint system was barely holding on to the hull and wouldn’t have been an secure┬ásubstrate, so she was repainted instead. This took two weeks, nine coats and a lot of sanding. At the same time, the owner decided a new teak deck was long overdue, so that was replaced as well.

We are very fortunate here in Marmaris to have skilled people to complete these works.

I will cover each of these jobs with photos in a later post, for now its back to the polishing!

Kevin