In June 2018 SML bought a boat, the aim – to restore it and in the process learn what our customers have to go through in terms of planning, preparation and paint application.
Du Bleiz is a 43ft steel ketch. She was built in 1972 in France. In the last 47 years she has had only 3 owners including SML. The previous owner purchased her in 1989. We found her in something of a sorry state lying in Bristol Marina. Like so many yachts, that were once someone’s pride and joy, she was showing her age and the tell-tale signs that her steel hull needed some attention.