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Recent News from Fox's


Spirit 37 – An accomplished re-rig of a classic yacht

Following various logistical challenges and problems with unseasonal adverse weather conditions – Fox’s Rigging was asked by Spirit Yachts to re-rig the stunning Spirit 37 in time for her sail trials. Fox’s Rigging expertly juggled lock opening and tide times, whilst fulfilling their other commitments to step or un-step six other large rigs. Fox’s Rigging

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International artist holds painting masterclass at Fox’s Marina

Internationally acclaimed watercolour artist, Alvaro Castagnet, held a painting masterclass at Fox’s today, for a group of artists taking part in a workshop run by Dedham Hall. We see plenty of top class painting going on in the yard here at Fox’s every day, but this was certainly in a different league and the finished

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Topsides respray and antifouling for Sessa 52, Fancy That

Fancy That, a beautiful Sessa C52 motor yacht, has arrived at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard for various painting and engineering work. Following preparation and blasting, she has been carefully moved into Fox’s environmentally controlled spray shop for a complete topsides re-spray in Awlgrip Anthracite Grey and the application of CopperCoat antifouling on underwater surfaces. In addition

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Triple amputee sailor sets sail from Fox’s on round the world voyage

British Armed Forces Rifleman, Craig Wood, remembers a white flash and his friend running towards him before he blacked out. It was July 2009 and the 18-year old Rifleman was on a routine patrol with his battalion, 2RIFLES, in Sangin, Afghanistan. Just three months into his first deployment, Craig was blown up by a roadside bomb

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Office space available to rent on flexible terms at Fox’s Marina

Are you looking to rent office space with a difference, with a marina and the River Orwell outside your door? We currently have office space ranging from 180 sq ft  to 450 sq ft within The Studios at Fox’s Marina, to let on flexible licence terms and with on site parking. Easy access from both

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth Regatta win for Oystercatcher XXXI

Following a class win at the recent Heineken Regatta, Richard Matthews and the crew aboard Oystercatcher XXXI, the Humphreys 39 cruiser/racer fitted out by Fox’s Marina & Boatyard, are delighted with their win at the International Les Voiles de Saint Barth Regatta, which ended on 15 April. In what turned out to be the final race of

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Royal Harwich Yacht Club volunteers made welcome at Fox’s

Fox’s was pleased to be able to assist the Royal Harwich Yacht Club again this winter with the use of free undercover workshop space, allowing RHYC volunteers to carry out DIY refit work on their support vessel, Lion, seen here being re-launched at Fox’s this week. “I really cannot thank Fox’s enough for the use

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South coast based J160, Jeu d’Esprit, refits at Fox’s

The well known J160, Jeu d’Esprit, is owned by Clem Jones who purchased her new in the US in 2000 as a 60th birthday present to himself! Since then, Clem and his family have both cruised and raced the yacht extensively, including numerous Atlantic crossings, completed several Fastnets and the Round Britain and Ireland Race.

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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

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Oyster 575 Wiki Wiki Refit

With the Fox’s workshops a hive of activity in preparation for a flurry of spring launches, Wiki Wiki, an Oyster 575 recently sold by Oyster Brokerage, is one such project demanding much of the attention and skills of the team at Fox’s. The new owners, who are from California, are preparing for a busy summer

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Fox’s supports the North Sea wind farm industry

Fox’s support for the growing number of commercial operators servicing the North Sea wind farms continues with Essex based, CWind 247, bringing their 19m support vessel,  CWind Challenger, to Fox’s Marina & Boatyard for annual maintenance and general refit work. Our first task was to release and lift CWind’s wheelhouse, which is designed and built as

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