Onsite repairs: classic & modern
The modern workshop at SYH offers repairs and renovation work on classic and contemporary sail yachts and motor boats using the latest in marine technology.
State of the art workshop
The well-lit, ventilated workshop features specialist ‘zones’; including a 130ft long, two-part spray and preparation bay. Whether it’s an Awlgrip topside respray or Coppercoat application, 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 adjoins the workshop for the design and build of specialist woodwork and shipwright components.
The workshop also includes a dedicated area with the specific environment and ideal temperature for maintenance work on classic yachts.
The workshop area also includes specialist flash-proof and eco-friendly LED lighting, as well as heating, extraction and ventilation with full climate control.
Lead by SYH Managing Director Joshua Major
The workshop team at SYH has over fifty years’ experience working with classic and GRP boats. Whether it is a minor repair or a full refit, SYH offers project management services throughout.
To enquire about any of the services below please contact SYH Managing Director:
01473 659 240
SYH is a hub for classic yachts on the east coast. With the Classic Marine chandlery onsite and the annual Classic Regatta, SYH also has an extensive portfolio of classic boat refits and maintenance projects.
- SYH traditional boat-building skills include:
- Structural repairs
- Teak deck laying and refurbishment
- Painting and varnishing
- Mast, spar and boom construction in Douglas fir and spruce
- Teak gratings
- SYH also offers detailing for classic boats, including gold leafing, hand carving and hand painting.
GRP (Fibreglass) Boats
SYH has a long history of working with GRP (or fibreglass) boats. The team in the workshop is well-equipped to deliver anything from minor hull and gelcoat damage to antifouling treatments and major, structural hull repairs.
SYH has experience in all GRP construction materials, from basic polyesters to high-tech materials, such as Kevlar and carbon fibre processes including vacuum bagging.
The well-lit, ventilated workshop at SYH features a 130ft long, temperature and humidity controlled, spray and preparation bay. Whether it’s an Awlgrip topside respray or Coppercoat application, the process for all coating has been optimised, with one area for prep and one for spraying.
SYH currently uses Jotun Megagloss and Awlgrip as the two primary paints applied to topsides and superstructures to achieve the highest possible standard of finish.
Regularly used in the SYH workshop, Coppercoat is a combination of a specially developed solvent-free epoxy resin and high purity (99%) copper.
SYH sprays over 40 boats per year using its innovative Coppercoat spraying technique, which gives a smoother finish compared to the more traditional roller method. With two cradle supports available in the spray shop, the team can spray two boats in tandem.
Whilst the Coppercoat is being applied to the hull, the air temperature and humidity levels in the workshop are monitored and recorded along with the batch numbers of the Coppercoat itself.