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Ohlson 38 Mistral undergoes a full respray

Ohlson 38 Mistral

Recent projects in the SYH workshops include the renovation of Ohlson 38 Mistral, who spends her winters at SYH in between extensive cruising.







Having removed all the deck fittings, the team re-designed, re-profiled and modified the hull-to-deck configuration.  The old moulded gel coat tread was then sanded ready for Awlgrip paint to be spray applied to the hull and superstructure, before Griptex non-slip was applied to the decks.

SYH boatyard services manager Joshua Major comments, “Many yachts have their hulls and superstructures resprayed with Awlgrip, but as the photos show it is a sizeable, and rare, project to do both processes simultaneously.”

The state of the art workshops at SYH include specialist flash-proof and eco-friendly LED lighting, as well as heating, extraction and ventilation with full climate control.  The facility also features specialist ‘zones’; including a 130ft long, two-part spray and preparation bay.  Whether it’s an Awlgrip respray or Coppercoat spray below the waterline, the process for all coating has been optimised, with one area for prep and one for spraying.   

As well as the spray and preparation bay, a custom joinery and machine shop facilitates the design and build of specialist woodwork and shipwright components.

For more details on SYH workshop facilities and services, please email Joshua Major at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01473 659465. 

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