Beneteau Oceanis 44CC undergoes extensive repairs at Fox’s

Stratagem at Fox's


Stratagem is a fine example of a Beneteau Oceanis 44cc and the yacht is no stranger to the Fox’s yard having enjoyed multiple winter layups and various work completed over the years.

After completion of her complete Awlgrip topside spraying at Fox’s in 2015, the yacht has been much admired and always enjoys a full season of local and more extensive family cruising.

Following an unfortunate accident and some tow damage towards the end of last season, Fox’s was called upon to carry out insurance repairs. The topsides have been resprayed in Awlgrip Flag Blue, aft cabin joinery repaired, new teak cap rails fitted and stainless pushpit and stemhead repaired and refurbished. All work has been carried out to the highest standards and completed on schedule allowing recommissioning to get under way ready for the new season.


Her experienced owner, Ray Gorringe, is thrilled with the beautiful topsides finish, new cap rail, joinery and other work, and commented:

” To sustain damage to any yacht so soon after a superb topsides respray is a stressful experience. It was however an easy decision as to who would execute the repairs and respray given my long and successful history with Fox’s and so Stratagem again returned to the Ipswich yard. Fox’s extensive experience in all areas of yacht repairs enabled any problems to be easily resolved as work progressed, confident that at the end of the process the completed work would be of the very high standard for which the yard is known.  I have not been disappointed and am delighted with the end result ensuring that Stratagem will again be receiving admiring glances at her base in Woolverstone. My thanks go to everyone at Fox’s who has been involved in this repair and refurbishment project and I am now looking forward to Stratagem being launched and to enjoying the new sailing season.”

We wish Ray a very happy and uneventful sailing season.


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