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Incorporating Southwold & Ipswich Boatyards


The latest edition to the HMS restoration fleet is Jorvic, a McGruer 41, she arrived with us during lockdown for an extensive restoration. She is a classic wooden twin screw motor yacht with plenty of charm. 

She has been in the same family for several generations and now the younger generation have decided to take on the project of restoring her to former glory to enjoy on the rivers of Devon.

She has come to HMS to be replanked, have new carlins and a beamshelf, new deck beams, a new aft cockpit, new engines, be completely rewired, new tanks, new portlights, new galley area and wet room, new heads and a new mast. 

Watch this space for regular updates.  

Jorvic update

Fascinating watching the progress on Jorvic this week. Both the engines were lowered into position in the engine bay. The Beam shelves were cut and laid up, then clamped in position overnight. Amazingly the wood holds the shape and the boys were then able to laminate them together in situ. Here you can see the before and after results.

Jorvic update

Work is progressing at some pace on Jorvic the deck beam shelf is in on both the port and starboard sides, and the inside of the hull has been painted. The port side planking is almost complete and ready to be scrubbed and caulked next week. The engines have been bedded and the tanks are almost complete.

November update

The boys have been focusing on re-planking sections of the hull this week and are ready to plug the holes. The caulking will then fill the gaps between the planks.

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