Designed and built by Scottish architect William Fife in 1914, 35m/115t sailing yacht MOONBEAM IV was constructed with a teak wood hull and superstructure, both of which required stripping back and replacing in some sections.
The work took place at Brest between November 2021 and May 2022, where JFA Yachts worked with expert naval carpentry shipyard Hubert Stagnol to strip and overhaul the hull, giving her a new topcoat of ‘Vanilla White’, which was then followed up with an Awlgrip topcoat.
JFA Yachts’ carpenters restored the skylights, while Hubert Stagnol’s carpenters sanded and revarnished the bulwarks and Oregon pine rig. The head mast was replaced, and mechanical maintenance was completed before S/Y received new sails with her characteristic number 8, followed up by tests.
Now that MOONBEAM IV has proven her readiness to return to the sea, she will be cruising to Scotland to take part in the Fife Regatta, running 10-17 June 2022 in Fairlie.