Winter works at Neyland Yacht Haven supported by the local community

Winter works at Neyland Yacht Haven supported by the local

This winter, Neyland Yacht Haven undertook essential
maintenance work by repiling 60 pontoon piles in their Upper

A marina survey, undertaken last autumn, identified that the
pontoon piles had reached the end of their natural life span
and required replacing. Working with Falmouth Divers and
Williams Shipping, old piles were removed and new 25m piles
were installed over an 8 week period at the start of 2017.

A wide range of local companies aided the work by offering
staff, services and support to the marina and affected berth
holders. Dale Sailing, East Llanion boatyard and Milford
Marina offered winter storage to boat owners while a range
of local marine companies supported the work including
Granger Tubolt Ltd and Cleddau Marine. Beggars Reach B&B
also provided accommodation for the 7 staff who resided in
the area during the project.

The project was successfully finished on time in the first
week of March allowing berth holders to return to the Upper
Basin well in advance of the new sailing season.

Neyland Yacht Haven extend their warmest thanks to everyone
involved with the project, to the local community for their
rallying support and, most importantly, to our berth holders
for their assistance and cooperation. All the team at the
marina are now looking forward to swapping their hard hats
and high-vis jackets, for sun caps and life jackets as the
sailing season fast approaches.

The project in numbers:

*         8 weeks from start to finish
*         11 staff involved on-site
*         3.2 tonnes – the weight of each pile
*         60 piles removed
*         60 piles towed into position and installed
*         138 tonnes – the weight of the barge which removed and fitted each pile
*         480 feet of scaffold tubing required
*         660 feet of rope used to attach finger pontoons together
*         200 metres of pontoon to remove and reinstall
*         Over 3520 man hours from start to finish