A lot has happened here at the Elephant over the past few months, so here’s the latest lowdown:
Over the past few months we have completed a number of exciting projects. Our most recent restoration has been a major refit of Knights Cross, a 38ft twin screw motor yacht built in 1948 by Staniland. She was launched in the summer, and is a wonderful example of a classic motor cruiser. Another project for us this year has been the Swan 37 La Belle Aventure. She had a hull superstructure and cockpit repaint, work undertaken by our skilled team.
We have completed major work on some of the Classic 6M sailing yachts berthed at the Elephant, prior to the World Championships in La Trinite, France. This included considerable refurbishment work and a transom rebuild of Stardust. We had 4 of our 6M yachts sailing in the Cowes Classic Regatta at the end of July with excellent results as Nancy took 2nd place overall, Thistle 3rd and Bobkat 4th.
The 2015 Bursledon Regatta was held at the yard at the end of August, with this year’s theme of Superheroes. The sun shone over Gotham City as Supermen, Minions and Batmobiles cruised around Bursledon waters! The day was a great success and culminated in a torchlit parade followed by an amazing firework display. We are very proud to be able to host this wonderful event, a real highlight of the year, and one of the few remaining traditional village regattas in the country.
Matt has just returned from competing in the Voiles de St Tropez Regatta on Leopard, a 100ft super yacht. Extreme weather conditions meant that 2 days of sailing were cancelled, but the team did well and Matt returned (relatively!) unscathed.
As the sailing year approaches its end we are now taking bookings for winter lay-up / storage in the yard. Please do contact us for pricing details and to reserve your space.