A Moody 54’ recently underwent a refit in the SYH workshops ready for a summer of sailing. SYH boat yard services director Joshua Major managed the project and he takes up the story…

“Here at SYH we love a challenge and the German owner of a Moody 54’ certainly gave us a tall order with his project. With a tight deadline and a long list of jobs, we called in several of our onsite businesses to bring their expertise to the project.

The team in the workshops started by removing, modifying and rebedding the keel before applying Coppercoat to the hull and giving the topsides a re-spray. A full gel coat refurbishment took place on the superstructure.

Our boat building skills came to the fore with the construction and fitting of new teak decks and cedar capping rails, as well as replacement cedar wood in the cockpit. Elsewhere, all hatches were removed, refurbished and replaced along with the windscreen.

To get the boat ready for Mediterranean cruising, we fitted new davits and a passerelle, complete with custom stainless mounting brackets, as well as a fully custom stainless hand rail all the way around the yacht.

Down below, the master bed was extended and customised before new cushions were added throughout. All the heads were modified to become integral bidets. For practical life whilst cruising, we installed a new washing machine and dishwasher, which included modifying and varnishing the surrounding joinery.

Onsite business French Marine fitted a new Yanmar engine, a generator and a stainless-steel generator table, as well as full insulation in the engine room. Electronics experts Seapower Marine installed a new navigation lighting system along with GPS, radar and mast up and down lighters.

On deck, new electric Anderson winches were fitted and the mast and all existing spars were re-sprayed. Also from our team of onsite partners, Evolution Rigging fitted new standing and running rigging, and OneSails provided bespoke new cockpit covers, bimini and spray hood for protection from the elements whilst cruising.

With a final push from everyone involved, the mast was stepped before she was launched and commissioned ready for her delivery skipper to take her from SYH down to the Med.”

If your boat is in need of a refit, renovation or damage repair, contact SYH boat yard services director Joshua Major: joshua@syharbour.co.uk or 01473 659240.