Boat yard put to the test


Falmouth Boat Construction has completed complicated repairs on two very different vessels in the past month.

‘Bellatrix Too’ is a Discovery 55 luxury ocean going yacht, which demanded a particularly high level of repair and finish to her hull.

The 'Bellatrix Too'
The ‘Bellatrix Too’

‘Orinoco Flo’, meanwhile, is a 40 foot catamaran that lost her mast during a transatlantic delivery. A stay broke releasing the mast which then went overboard, damaging one of her hulls in the process.

Having been requested by the insurers to assess the damage, the Flushing boatyard went on to rebuild the high tech hull using carbon fibre composites and Kevlar, which ensure high strength and low weight.

The owner of Falmouth Boat Construction, Jonathan Fielding, said: “Repairing and refinishing both of these vessels required employing multiple skills simultaneously from boatbuilding to engineering.

“Our status as an AWLGRIP finishing application centre was also invaluable since the aesthetics of these types of leisure boats are especially important.”

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