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Luxury British yacht builder, Fairline Yachts, has announced the opening of a new commercial shipyard facility in Hythe, Southampton.
Originally designed and built by the US Navy back in the 1950’s, the heavy slipway at Hythe was used to launch landing craft that were manufactured at the site. Fast forward half a century and this impressive piece of mechanical engineering has been given new purpose as the only slipway of its kind on Southampton Water.
Hythe Shipyard facilities accommodate vessels of up to 950 tonnes and 11.5 metres in beam, which can be removed from the water via the heavy slipway and stored undercover. The shipyard features more than 10,000 square metres of covered working halls with ample workspace for crew or contractors to carry out required works.
Fairline Yachts Commercial Manager, Robert Hammond, says, “Opening this new facility is an exciting step for Fairline Yachts. We have thoroughly tried and tested Hythe Shipyard through the manufacturing of our 60ft+ luxury motor yacht range, and we’re proud to offer a fair price for this highly professional operation, in a safe and well-maintained environment in a prime location on Southampton Water.”
Hythe Shipyard is also capable of berthing vessels from 10 to 100 metres, with deep water berths available, for short or long term contracts.
For further information about Hythe Shipyard, please visit: www.hytheshipyard.co.uk.