We were invited on-board Bluff, a 28m Sunseeker Motor Yacht to remove an aged and damaged teak capping rail and supply and install a newly manufactured replacement.

Along with all consumables in our mobile workshop, we transported the newly manufactured teak capping rail and our team down to the South of France where we would spend the next three weeks carrying out the meticulously planned out work. We met the luxury Sunseeker motor yacht and its Captain in Rodrigues shipyard, Golfe Juan.

With the sun shining we protected the motor yacht to the approval of Captain Jonny Coop and then proceeded to dismantle all the stainless steel handrails and remove the existing teak capping rail. We constantly liaised with all involved in the shipyard from yardsmen to the managers to ensure the scaffolding was constructed safely and to a sufficient and adequate standard to ensure that the boat was protected from the forecast change in weather.

The teak capping rail was swiftly removed in full and disposed of in a safe manner allowing the cutting in and joining of the new teak capping rail. When fully installed it was time for the stainless steel rails to be reinstalled as they were in their original positions. With attention to all joins and aft caulking the teak capping rail had a light sanding which lead to the final installation process of sealing in the underside of the teak capping rail.

Testimonial - Captain Jonny Coop, BLUFF

"I had the pleasure of meeting Andy and Mike from CGP Marine when they had the task of completing some carpentry works to finalise some warranty works. We had to replace a Teak Cap Rail onboard a 28m motor yacht.

They arrived and their first priority was protection of the yacht, which was done to a more than satisfactory level, and before commencing any works they checked with me that I was happy with the protection level.

Upon starting the job I quickly noticed they had a very logical and clean way of working, removing mess when it accumulated and at the end of the day left the yacht in a clean and safe manner. Where required I would receive progress updates and presented with any complications that they anticipated may occur, which on a job like this can happen.

They had all the tools and materials required with them, they worked nonstop to complete the job given some of the extreme weather they experienced this did not deter them nor delay their works.

The job was completed ahead of schedule and the yacht was left nice and tidy with no damage. They had a professional sign off sheet and a full walk through of the job on completion was conducted.

I would not hesitate to recommend Andy and Mike and their team at CGP Marine to undertake large or small refit jobs be it interior or exterior onboard in the future.

Great work guys, look forward to working with you again soon!"


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