Penzance Dry Dock Enters Yacht Market


The European yachting market now has a cost-effective UK-based dry dock in which to embark on survey work thanks to a joint venture between Penzance Dry Dock, and YachtProjects International.

Penzance Dry Dock, located in Cornwall, UK and part of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, is Europe’s oldest dry dock and is one of the biggest employers in the area.

The team at the dry dock not only look after and maintain ships on behalf of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, but provide engineering services for both marine and land-based projects throughout the UK.

The facility boasts a wet berth as well as modern and functional fabrication and workshop space. Penzance Dry Dock can take vessels up to 75m.

Florida-based YachtProjects International who also have offices in Hampshire. The company undertakes superyacht refit and repair project management and offer servicing work globally.

The joint venture is seen as an opportunity to give the yachting community in Europe something that has been missing in the past – a cost-effective place to undertake annual, five and 10-year survey work.

Penzance Dry Dock has the skills in steel repair, propellers, shafts, rudders, stabilisers, underwater valve service and replacement.

Yachtprojects International was formed in 2003 as the natural progression of the owners life long time spent at sea as a marine engineer.

The company has grown year on year and now has several sister companies with offices in USA and Europe.

Yacht Projects International has completed work totaling more than $250 million in remote commercial shipyards globally, including, Australia, Singapore and South Africa and has proven records for producing the highest quality work – on time and on budget.

Penzance Dry Dock has worked within commercial ship circles as well as the modern day yacht, and have a full understanding of what both a captain and the crew require from their yard time.