PSS Boatyard, South Thailand
Removal of teak deck
After months of deliberation we removed the teak deck. Watch the refit videos to find out why.
Redesign of interior
Stripping away the yellowed ash interior to make way for a lighter, more contemporary look
Hull osmosis treatment
Extensive osmosis had to be dealt with
From masts to deck to topsides
Updating entire electronic system
Rewired with a new navigation system
Documented in Oyster News and Sailing Today
Sailing Today, recently bought out by Chelsea Publishing, has repositioned itself towards the cruiser market. ST is modern, fun, informative and relevant. We have been writing for ST for four years documenting our adventures as we travel east. The article will look at specifics like why we decided to remove our teak deck, and what it's like working with local labourers. We will be profiling each and every update aboard Esper, from navigation systems to remodelling the interior.
Oyster News is the glossy quarterly, published by one of the most successful custom luxury yacht manufacturers. They too have documented our adventures and, despite its world-wide distribution, it's free.
The Articles Are Reproduced Here
Sailboat Refit Pt 1: Introduction
Remaining on a pontoon in India for two years, despite basic servicing and upkeep, had led to some general deterioration of our boat. But for SY Esper to stand a chance of completing a passage to South Africa, she needed to be in the best possible shape. So we spent a full season planning, servicing and preparing.
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