Super Yacht rudder repairs without drydocking

Permanent repairs no longer cause superyachts to drydock.

Major defects on rudders very often cause unscheduled drydocking of super yachts. Loss of charter revenue or use by owner can be significant costs factors should such an incident arise. The Belgium based company Hydrex has developed an entirely new method enabling permanent repairs to rudders without drydocking and could prove to be a cost effective way of solving a problem.

The new method designed by the company’s in house technical department allows engineers, welders and inspectors to perform their tasks in dry conditions. Class approved permanent repairs in-situ, without moving the yacht, are now possible and commercial operations can continue. Steel repairs and replacements can be performed and pintle and bushing defects can be solved without the loss of time and money associated with drydocking.

The newly designed equipment is lightweight and can be mobilised very rapidly in special air freight containers. Therefore this new service is now available worldwide.

The equipment can be mobilised within hours to any port in the world. It will be available at the company headquarters in Antwerp and at offices in Tampa and Algeciras close by the Straits of Gibraltar.