Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter mood

Quiet Villefranche.
The yard will be closed for winter holydays from 20th Dec. to Jan. 3rd

STORM ready to sail away!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

46-410 Haul out

46-410 hauled out for antifouling paint and engine sail drive maintenance

BALLYTRIM in Monaco Marine St. Laurent du Var
Snow on the close by Alps

46-406 commissionning in Hendaye

46-406 launch, mast stepping and tuning after road transport from
Cogolin/St. Tropez  to Hendaye "Pays Basque"
Spain is the other side of the river and harbour
Snow on the close by Pyrenees

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

53-517 ILLUSION

JP repairing dings at bow and polishing topsides

Vincent laminating templates to make ssteel chafe protections

Thursday, November 4, 2010

461-406 Transport

46-406 AyAyAy mast stripping in Cogolin

Almost ready for truck transport to the Atlantic coast.

Friday, October 22, 2010

78-001 VALKYRIE

Getting out a 78ft boat (lifting keel) of that tight space
is quite a challenge

Capt. Peter manoeuvering

80-001 finishing repair

Vincent reinstalling the hardware after lamination
and painting of the repair

Thursday, October 21, 2010

80-101 BERENICE mast tuning

Mastervolt technician Jean-Marc explaining to Stephane & Fabrizio
the new Mastervolt network monitoring software

Performance Greement tuning the mast after forestay reinstallation

Laurent & Olof having fun on BERENICE deck

66-706 GODOT leaves Villefranche

GODOT leaves Villefranche for a circumnavigation. Farewell!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

90-709 antifouling paint

90-709 at AMC Antibes
Swan 90 bow

90-709 in the slings
How to remove a stuck rudder bearing because of an encounter
with an unknown floating object

4 boats at the end of the catway

Swan bows
90-702 + 80-101 + 80-001 + 66-706
Hall Spars & Rigging technician replacing a carbon foil part. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

80-101 BERENICE

Finnish hydraulics engineers tuning up 80-101 winches



90-709 NEFERTITI mast tuning

Performance Greement tuning the rig. Pumping up mast.
Olof installing a fire extinguisher cover

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

57-202 ANOUK mast unstepping

Villefranche crane can handle a Swan 57 mast
Mast coming out - Hold on Laurent!

JC - Laurent - Denis and crane man Pascal

Accastillage Bernard technician tuning the anchor arm

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

80-001 + 90-702 + 90-709 at the end of the catway
66-706 GODOT + 78-001 Custom Tripp VALKYRIE

Thursday, September 30, 2010

80-101 BERENICE

Stephane and Olof from Nautor Finland


Olof from Nautor Finland at work on 80-101 deck
Alex cleaning brown sealant

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

80-001 + 80-101 BERENICE

80-001 & 80-101 - 10 years difference


80-101 mast top seen from above. Unusual isn'it?

Monday, September 27, 2010

60-903 VERTICAL SMILE + 62-104 GIENAH

Swan 60's of different generations
60-903 VERTICAL SMILE seen from above