Dry Dock

Since 1834, the marine engineers at Europe’s oldest dry dock have been known for their outstanding attention to detail, good humour and sound, down-to-earth advice. Perfectly located at the UK’s south western tip, YachtProjects International is fully equipped for all kinds of marine engineering, with an experienced team and skilled contractors on hand.

Our Facilities

DRY DOCK
75m X 12m

WET BERTH
106m

DRY-OUT BERTH
92m

INDOOR WORKSHOP
50m x 42m

Marine Services

REPAIR, REFIT AND CONVERSION

We enjoy working with the owners and crew of boats, ships and yachts of all sizes to create just the right answer for every challenge. With fully-equipped workshops and local, hand-selected contractors on standby, we manage your whole project to MCA, Lloyds and ISO9001:2008 standards.

HULL AND STEELWORK REPAIRS

Whether working in mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium, all our repair and fabrication work is carried out by fully Lloyds-coded welders – and that extends to all our non-structural, shell plate, tank, pipe and vacuum-tested processes. Naturally, we’re always happy to have our work inspected by a surveyor or third party.

MARINE ENGINEERING

In particular, we specialise in overhauling propulsion and steering gear, ballast and bilge systems, and deck machinery – to all the relevant quality standards. We’re never happier than working with an engine; repairing a windlass, winch or capstan; or refurbishing a tail shaft.

COST EFFECTIVE ANNUAL,
5 & 10 YEAR SURVEYS

Inspections, including stability calculations and testing, anchor chain calibration, engine crank defl ection, and class-approved thickness and non-destructive testing. We also carry out air and water pressure tests, tank load tests, and dimensional verifi cation to a micrometer level.

Engineering Services

FABRICATION AND WELDING

We have long experience in making pieces that
last, in aluminium and steel – and not only for on
board ship. We’re often asked to make railings,
hatches, stairs, ladders, gates and grilles – as
well as structural steels, and sheet metal work
including ducts, vents and trunking.

CORROSION PROTECTION

We offer pressure washing and UHP water blasting – achieving a low-salt finish – along with airless paint spraying and priming, coating, grinding, brushing and etching to deliver a fl awless result. And if the dock needs to be enclosed and climate-controlled, it’s not a problem, so a yacht standard fi nish is achievable.

MACHINING

Our machine shop is fully equipped with lathes, slotting and drilling machines, and a large milling table. We regularly machine and fit precision parts like bearings and cylinder heads, for both seagoing and landbased duties.

MULTI-SKILLED SUPPORT

To save you the expensive headache of looking
for the right local contractors, our support
services can cover everything from carpentry,
upholstery and electronics to forklift operations
and waste management. Or you’re welcome to
use your own preferred suppliers.

Transport

  • Heliport
  • Private car hire
  • Taxi
  • 5 minute walk to train station, with direct London services

Accommodation

A dedicated person will be available on-site or via the telephone at all times to assist you with

  • Short or long-term accommodation
  • Recommend local restaurants
  • Recommend things to do and places to visit in the area – including visits to the Scilly Isles!
  • Assist you finding temporary local healthcare