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GRP, Gelcoat and Composite Repairs at Fox’s

With our experience in working alongside the best marine surveyors and major insurance companies, Fox’s has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our repairs to all types of GRP and composite vessels and components, encompassing everything from localised colour matched gel coat repairs, reinstating non-skid deck print, through to major structural rebuilds. Utilising a combination [...]

Fox’s welcomes trainee marine surveyors to the yard

This month, we welcome the return of another eight trainee marine surveyors who will be undertaking their four-week ‘Yacht and Small Craft Survey Course’, which is held here at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard by Small Craft Survey Training. Under the watchful eye of course leaders Martin Evans and Aidan Tuckett, who are both full time surveyors [...]

Commercial Turn Around

The yard team have recently hauled CWind Challanger for her Bureau Veritas 3 year out of water survey to be carried out. This 18 mtr 24 tonne composite support vessel, capable of 30kts, has been operating in the local North sea area supplying services to the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm. In addition to routine [...]

Classic Swans

On the back of the extensive refit of Yellowdrama IV, we have recently taken in a smaller but equally beautiful S&S Swan 37 for a quick refit prior to her new owners summer holiday. Work included a new Selden boom and Kicker including custom stainless gooseneck fabrications, repair of original Furlex head sail furler, overhaul [...]

Fox’s Marina and Boatyard on a summer roll…

Our busy spring has turned in to a busy summer, with various interesting projects still filling our workshops to capacity. The main workshop currently has no less than four large yachts undergoing extensive repairs. From complete structural rebuilds to the refinishing of dinghy foils, our renowned composites team continues to deliver high quality, matched gelcoat [...]

Faramir back at Fox’s after 33 years!

Faramir, a 22m sail-training ketch, recently arrived at Fox’s for various work including the removal and refitting of her starboard genoa sheet track. Faramir was designed by Marine Architect, David Cannell, specifically as a sail-training vessel and was originally called Arethusa. Her hull was set out and built at Fox’s in 1982, prior to being [...]

Fox’s Marina & Boatyard appoints New Sales Manager of Fox’s Rigging & Systems

Fox’s Marina & Boatyard is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Hamer as Sales Manager of Fox’s Rigging and Systems. Richard is a local boy; having grown up in Harwich and his entire working life has been spent in the marine industry. Previously he has worked at Square Sail, Pendennis Shipyard, Oyster Yachts and, [...]