Nothing ever stands still with the eight companies housed in the North Dock Marine Services building at STP Palma. Even during the summer months they were busy upgrading facilities, workshops, inventories and staffing levels so as to be ready for the busy refit season.
This year’s build up has been busier than ever according to Helen Stachini, who looks after Client Liaisons for Palmawatch, she said, “its been all go this last few weeks, the yard is fully booked with haul outs for the entire winter, and we are all very keen to make sure our clients receive the best possible service level from the North Dockers!”
Felix Wright is Commercial Manager at De Cabo Yacht Painting, another specialist contractor based at the North Dock, and he said, “we have had a very busy summer setting up and commissioning a new 800 sq/m painting facility in Poligono Can Valero, which is now fully operational. “
‘A fully climatically controlled environment is a huge benefit for quality preparation and a high standard of finishing,’ Felix confirmed, “and with this area designed and constructed to meet all the latest standards, we are now able to finish items up to 10 metres long in a dedicated heated and ventilated spray booth.”
“The facility represents our ongoing commitment to achieve the best possible standards of quality for our clients, which is great news for both existing and future customers, and we welcome them to come by and take a look for themselves,” Felix concluded.
Contact details for the new De Cabo finishing shop are as follows:
Calle Can Valero 34b, Poligono Can Valero, 07011 Palma de Mallorca (Opposite Marine Point Chandlery) – Tel: +34616408821
Meanwhile Palmawatch who have developed quite a reputation as a specialist on Dutch built Jongert yachts, have been busy with an extensive work list on the Jongert 20S, SY Ocean Wolf.
With a characterful cruising ketch pedigree by naval architect Doug Peterson in conjunction with the Jongert design team, Ocean Wolf is a 20 metre classic yacht built in 1978, and fully refitted in 2008. A semi-enclosed deckhouse hosts the control centre and steering position, giving a commanding view over the whole vessel and making her an attractive cruising yacht for comfortable sailing with efficient handling!
Operations Director Pete Firth shared the list of jobs that his technicians and workshop staff are carrying out on Ocean Wolf, which is typical of the varied scope of work that many clients entrust to Palmawatch after a busy season.
Firstly, protect vessel for yard works – carry out hull repairs to stern tube and under owners shower compartment, repair leak in master bathroom shower, replace standing rigging, replace masthead wind indicator, carry out 1000 hour service to main engine, service sea strainer valves or replace as necessary, service cooling pump, service Hamann sewage treatment plant, service water maker, preparation and application of antifouling, recaulk interface between teak deck and hull, repair fairing on hull and rudder, various valve replacements and welding works as directed by captain, fabricate delrin shower rollers, paint touch ups to swim platform and hull, service Onan generator set, service and clean sails.
Here are the other companies operating from the North Dock Marine Services Building where a host of products, services and trade skills can be found under one roof in STP shipyard:
Munditubo: scaffoldings and detachable metallic structures.
Anicla: Providers of Paint, Coating Supplies and accesories.
Undercover: Yacht Containment / Covers / Shrink-Wrap / Fixtures & Fittings.
IBS: Electrics / Electronics specialists.
Servicios Nauticos Integrados Palma, (SNIP): Painting / Antifouling / Propspeed Application.
Trappmann Consulting: Interiors / Design / Upholstery / Bespoke Joinery / Interior Equipment.
More details at: www.thenorthdock.com