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Below is an archive of work and articles by Newson Engineering:

Spring/Summer 2014

As well finishing off the refit of MY "Ambition" we were fortunate to be approached by one of our partners to carry out the replacement of all of the main deck lighting on MY "A and A". We ripped out all of the old lighting & re-cabled, while our partners made & fitted new ceiling panels before we fitted up all of the new lights which were the new generation of led's called power led's. we also replaced the upper deck lights with led's to match. We were also asked to replace the lighting in the master cabin, again removing all of the old lighting & re-cabling while our partners made & fitted new ceiling panels before we fitted all of the new lights which were dimmable led's.

Pictures can be found on our picture page on: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yachtengineer/sets/72157644659324969/

We would also like to take the opportunity to welcome a few new yachts to our portfolio of clients, new this year Sunseeker MY "Tuppence" upon which we done some electrical repairs to the aft canopy, winches & cabin bathroom steam generator. Sunseeker MY Mira 1, we also had the opportunity to carry out some electrical work there too. MY Allegria upon which we have replaced the sliding sunroof motor. MY Bachata Queen upon which we have serviced her boilers & carried out other electrical & mechanical repairs too many to list & installed an ice-maker.

We wish all of our clients old & new a very good summer season & we look forward to working for you again next winter.

The Editor.

Winter 2013/14

Winter 2013/14 was very productive with major overhauls of the 2 kohler generators on "Cheeky Tiger" including fuel injection pump servicing , new injectors, cylinder head removal & servicing. We also carried out the routine services of the 3 mtu main engines.

We also carried out a huge winter work list on "Salu" including changing all of the yachts 30 batteries, top end overhaul of 1 of her Kohler generators, servicing of the bow thruster, new a/c fresh water circulating pump, Acid flushing of the seawater side of the a/c plant, new exhaust blankets, more repairs to her garage door, fitting new Sea-bob charging stations on the upper deck. We also fitted new engine displays in the helm.

We were also very happy to receive a much appreciated testimonial from the new captain, thanks Rob.

We were also very pleased to be contracted to carry out the refit of "MY Bootlegger" now renamed "Ambition" a 10 year old 82' Sunseeker yacht. We spent the best part of 3 months carrying out various repairs & maintenance to her to bring her up to scratch for her summer in Croatia. We carried out de-oxidization of many bilge areas including fuel tank shut off valves, gearbox & engine mounts, sea keeper gyroscopic stabilisers, generator repairs, which we had to split in 2 to remove the exciter for repair, new exhaust blankets, water-maker servicing, cabin & saloon re-configuration, swim platform serving & repairs, hull fittings & sea-cock replacements, pump servicing, fresh, grey & black water tank servicing, bow thruster servicing, battery box modifications, partial replacement of below waterline hoses. We serviced her tender including the Yamaha 50hp outboard. We also carried out passerrelle repairs, general lighting repairs inside & out. Fitted various new equipment such as galley oven, fridges & ice-makers the list is endless. All in all a very satisfying refit by all concerned, thanks to Steve & Luka for all their hard work, along with the band of merry day-workers who helped us get her looking shipshape at the end, special thanks go to Daniel & Nick for organising that.


The Editor.

Spring/Summer 2013

Last spring/summer we were very lucky to be given the opportunity to carry out a major refit of the Sunseeker Predator "Murcielago" when she limped into Monaco Marine shipyard in Antibes last may under tow, she was a little worse for wear due to a bit of neglect having been left unloved in an Italian shipyard which I would prefer to remain nameless.

The new owner very keen to resurrect her from the dead gave us 3 months in which to get her ready for a little trip before the summer was out! So we set to work a merry team of 5 or 6 working day & night we slowly ticked off all of the jobs on the list including, cutting her in 2 removing her 3 mtu main engines for overhaul, her 2 kohler generators for the scrap heap which we replaced with new.

We stripped her right back to the carcass, replacing all of the below water hoses, hydraulics, repainting bilges, servicing/replacing all pumps and motors, partially rewiring & re-plumbing as we went. We replaced the engine room fire insulation and all that went with that. We replaced the battery chargers, the underwater lights, the name lights. We serviced the sunroof, the bathing platform, the sunbather. We serviced fresh/hot/grey & black water tanks replacing fridges/ice-makers & other equipment. We replaced or repaired most of the lighting throughout to yacht too, the list was enormous, in fact there wasn't much we didn't do, but thanks to a lot of hard work by Josh, Henry, Paul, Luka, Matt & the rest of the team the day finally came when we put her back into the water & fired all the systems up & slowly she came back to life.

Here is a link to some photographic records of the refit:


Here is a little video of her voyage around the Caribbean just after we finished refitting her.



The Editor.


Winter 2012/13

Last winter we were very fortunate to be given the opportunity to carry the W4 services of the 3 mtu main engines on the 34m Leopard "Cheeky Tiger" including removal, testing & replacement of all 48 fuel injection pumps, strip & rebuild of all 3 heat exchangers as well as all of the usual service requirements. Along with the usual serving of their kohler generators.

We were also given the opportunity to carry out several works for the ABS 5 year survey on the Bennetti Tradition "Salu" including megger testing, major works on their 2 caterpillar main engines & both kohler generators, which were extensively serviced, including cylinder head overhauls, fuel injectors, pump overhauls etc. Along with a number of other jobs overhauling pumps various, such as circulating pumps, vacuum system pumps & the like. We also acid flushed the air-conditioning system, carried repairs to the garage door.

These were the major works for last winter, but not to forget our other client of which there are too many to list. Thanks also go out to them.

Thanks to Josh & Steve for all their help last winter too, without which I would not have been able to succeed.


The Editor.

A long overdue update.

Well folks it has been a while, I would like to start by saying a big thank you to all of our followers & all of the guys who have been working with & for us over the past couple of years. Since I last wrote we have been very busy, growing from strength to strength, thanks to a lot of help from so many.

We have collaborated with a number of companies of late & between us we have been able to provide an excellent service to an ever growing number of yachts and clients. We are now looking after between 25 & 30 yachts per year now, some of which we spend a lot of time on, others not so much so.

We have extended our services to cover hydraulics, fire & soundproof insulation, teak & general carpentry & joinery & even painting, all of which is carried out to an exceptionally high standard by our partners.

As well as providing our usual mechanical & electrical services, we have been very fortunate to have been involved in 5 year ABS survey work upon which I will elaborate further in good time, along with 3 major refits. Each of which presented its own challenges at the time.

I'm going to sign of for now & give some thought as to how to summarise everything that has been going in the world of Newson Engineering so that I may present it to you, without boring you to death!


The Editor.