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2015Superyacht of the week: the 31.78m Farfalla - We are delighted to see that the Superyacht Times has made the Southern Wind 102RS SY ‘Farfalla’ its Superyacht of the Week this week. Following all the hard work put in by Southern Wind and the Owners team – including Pro-Sail who were the Owner’s representatives for the build – it is great news to […]
2015‘Farfalla’ wins at World Superyacht Awards - At the recent World Superyacht Awards, SY ‘Farfalla’, the Southern Wind 102 won the prize for Quality & Value. Pro-Sail were pleased to be the Owners Representative for this build, working with their client to develop the specification and negotiate with the yard from pre-contract phase through to launch, seatrials and handover. The judges at […]
2015SY ‘Si Vis Pacem’ - Having dealt with this yacht for seven years for a previous owner, Pro-Sail were the logical choice for the new owner to make sure she passed not only her MCA survey but also the MLC compliance. At Pro-Sails’s recommendation, she was lifted into her own hull supports which Pro-Sail shipped in specially, at Compositeworks in […]
2014Launch of Southern Wind 102RS ‘Farfalla’ - Pro-Sail are delighted to announce the launch for the Southern Wind 102RS, ‘Farfalla’. Having been appointed as the owners representative in April 2013, Pro-Sail have been frequently at the yard in South Africa to make sure stage payments, variations to contracts and specification details are all met whilst liaising with the Captain and the Owner […]
2014Repairs in Rybovich - Pro-Sail have been appointed to managed the extensive repair program to a well known 29m yacht in the Rybovbich yard in West Palm Beach. Following a grounding in the Caribbean, the yachts builder asked Pro-Sail, with their experience of working in yards on the east coats of the USA, to manage the insurance aspects of the […]
2014Pro-Sail Qualifies as MCA Designated Person Ashore (DPA) - Pro-Sail are pleased to announce that one of its Directors, Tim Watson, is now a qualified UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Designated Person Ashore (DPA) having completed the course at Warsash Maritime Academy.
2013QRB ‘Gloriana’ - Following their involvement in the completion of the Queens Rowbarge ‘Gloriana’ for H.M Queen Elizabeth II, Pro-Sail are honoured to have been appointed to deal with operational maintenance. This will involve the planning of movements on the River Thames, maintenance of onboard systems and ensuring compliance with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency Passenger Vessel legislation.
2013New Build 32m - Pro-Sail has been appointed as the Owners Representative for the latest Southern Wind 102RS. Having heard of Pro-Sail from one of the charter captains he uses, the owner wanted a company that could revising the yard specification, letter of intent and build contract going on to work with the yard through the build programme. Pro-Sail were […]
2013Specifications for Windship Technologies Ltd - Pro-Sail have been asked to write the specifications for the innovative auxiliary propulsion systems developed by Windship Technologies Ltd for commercial shipping. Windship’s directors contacted Pro-Sail knowing their capabilities in developing specifications for clients from initial design drafts. Having done so and providing them with both a Preliminary Design Specification and a Preliminary Construction Spec, […]
2012Pro-Sail wins contract for Rogers 78′ - Pro-Sail have been appointed to provide project management services to the new owner of the Rogers 78. Proposed by Simon Rogers of Rogers Yacht Design, with whom they have worked previously, Pro-Sail were asked to write the specification, identify and approach a number of suitable builders, review their contracts and negotiate the final terms with […]
2012SY ‘Matelot’ Hinckley – Refit Completed - Pro-Sail has successfully completed the refit of SY ‘Matelot’, the Southern Wind 80′ at Hinckley Yacht Services in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. During the refit she underwent a complete topsides repaint, new generator and extensive maintenance works throughout the yacht. Pro-Sail managed the refit and their attention to detail and on site monitoring of daily timesheets and […]
2012Completion of 26’ Customs Launch - Just to prove nothing is too small for Pro-Sail, they have just started working with a new owner on his classic restoration project of a 26′ ex-Customs launch. Fully prepared to undertake the work himself, the owner needed advice and guidance on what, where and how to source the critical parts he needs to return this […]
2012‘Braveheart of Sark’ – Transatlantic Shipping - Following their appointment earlier this year to provide shore support services, Pro-Sail have been asked to ship Braveheart from St Thomas to Palma, Mallorca. Using their previous experience of shipping yachts, Pro-Sail has obtained very favourable rates from one of the industry leaders and the yacht was safely loaded onboard ship in St.Thomas.
2012Pro-Sail Appointed to Complete QRB ‘Gloriana’ - Pro-Sail have been called in to help with the completion of the Queens Rowbarge ‘Gloriana’. Design complete and under construction for HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee, Pro-Sail were contacted to provide additional support to Byrne Longshore & Co, the lead provider of project management services. At 26.9m long, QRB ‘Gloriana’ is the first Royal […]
2012Pro-Sail to provide shore support to SY ‘Whisper’ - Pro-Sail were already on-site to assist with a refit at Hinckley Yacht Service in Portsmouth Rhode Island when they were approached by the Captain of another yacht, the Southern Wind 78’ ‘Whisper’. Not only was he experiencing difficulties in getting critical parts in the USA but needed assistance with the composite engineering of a retrofit […]
2012SY ‘Braveheart of Sark’ – Truly Classic 75′ - Pro-Sail have been appointed to provide shore support service to ‘Braveheart of Sark’, the Hoek designed Truly Classic 75. An initial requirement of spares for both the interior and main engine has been swiftly organised and is safely on its way to the yacht in the Caribbean.
2012Pro-Sail appoints Hinckley Yacht Services for major refit to SY ‘Matelot’ - Already providing shore support to ‘Matelot’, one of the busiest charter yachts on the Med & Caribbean circuit, Pro-Sail were asked to write a refit specification, go to tender with suitable yards and negotiate the refit contract. Having identified the possible yards and providing the Captain and Owner with the comparisons, Hinckley Yacht Services in […]
2012SY ‘Fenix’ Critical Parts supply - Due to their experience within the marine industry, Pro-Sail have earned a reputation amongst the Captains of being able to obtain the usually ‘hard-to-get’ parts at short notice. Struggling to get parts to meet his timescale he was recommended by another Captain to give Pro-Sail a call. Word reached the Captain of the Swan 60 […]
2011SY ‘Matelot’ – Replacement Rigging & MCA Survey - Pro-Sail have successfully completed the management of a complete set of replacement standing rigging on the Southern Wind 80 ‘Matelot’. A very busy, commercially registered charter yacht, ‘Matelot had a tight time schedule to arrive in La Ciotat in France, have the mast un-stepped and be lifted out. Having gone to tender, Pro-Sail assessed the […]
2010Pro-Sail appointed to provide contract support to Marine Results International - Pro-Sail have recently been appointed to provide on-site contract admin support to Marine Results International. With two Perini Navi ketches having full rig refits in La Ciotat, the very successful Marine Results International needed to call in additional expertise to manage not only the purchasing and logistics, but also to put in place and manage […]
2008Pro-Sail – Monaco Yacht Show 2008 - Pro-Sail will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show 2008 during which time they will meet with various Client and suppliers to discuss future projects. Please contact Simon Davies to arrange a meeting at Monaco.
2008Pro-Sail open new office at Endeavour Quay, Gosport - Pro-Sail have opened a new project office at Endeavour Quay, the former Camper & Nicholson yard in Gosport, UK. Following successful winter refit and repair work undertaken at Endeavour Quay to the Dubois 34m ‘Silvertip’ in 2006 and the Southern Wind 80 ‘Matelot’ in 2007, Pro-Sail Management have returned to Endeavour Quay for the third […]
2008SY ‘Stay Calm’ – Swan 70 Refit - When the Captain of the well-known Swan 70 ‘Stay Calm’ needed project management services for a planned refit he was recommended to talk to UK based Pro-Sail. Following a number of meetings Pro-Sail were successful in being appointed to manage the refit, bringing the yacht the Endeavour Quay in Portsmouth to make use of their […]
2008Pro-Sail to manage construction of the new mast for open 60 ‘Artemis 2′ - Pro-Sail, the UK based yacht and project management company, have been appointed by Simon Rogers of Artemis Ocean Racing to project manage the construction of new mast, boom and outrigger package for their Open 60 ‘Artemis 2’ which will be competing in the 2008 Vendee Globe Race. The new mast was in the early stages […]
2008Pro-Sail sign long term agreement with Formula Yacht Spars - Pro-Sail, the UK based yacht and project management company, have signed a long term agreement with Formula Yacht Spars, said to be Europe’s largest mast builder. Pro-Sail were originally approached in 2004 to provide project management services to the company. Following their appointment they were instrumental in introducing specifications, contracts of sale and a variation […]
2008‘Matelot’ Mast Repairs - Pro-Sail, the UK based yacht and project management company, received an urgent call from the Captain of ‘Matelot’, a Southern Wind 80, reporting that cracks had been found on the gooseneck bracket of their 36m carbon fibre mast during one of the yacht’s regular mast inspections. The yacht was on charter in Antigua and it […]
2007Pro-Sail deliver a custom carbon bimini for Southern Wind 80 - Pro-Sail have completed the delivery and installation of a custom carbon fibre bimini for a Southern Wind 80. The owners requested Pro-Sail to investigate the possibilities of designing and building a custom carbon fibre bimini. One of the important design criteria was that it could remain in place whilst sailing in the trade winds of […]
2007Southern Wind 80 ‘Matelot’ Arc 2008 - The Farr designed Southern Wind 80 ‘Matelot’ returned to the ARC 2008 race from Las Palmas to St.Lucia to defend her Line Honours win of 2007. After some close racing across the Atlantic Ocean, ‘Matelot’ was 2nd across the finish line in St.Lucia just a little over 8 hours behind the larger Swan 82 ‘Dreamcatcher’. […]
2007Southern Wind 80 ‘Matelot’ Arc 2007 Line Honours Win - The Farr designed Southern Wind 80 ‘Matelot’ has won Line Honours in the ARC 2007 after crossing the finish line in St.Lucia on 7th December after 12 days, 15 minutes and 40 seconds to be the first of the 236-bat fleet. Pro-Sail were involved in the pre-purchase work required by the new Owner prior to […]
2007‘Mirabella 5’ Refit Logistics - Following Pro-Sail’s joint project management of the build and stepping of the spar package for the 75m ‘Mirabella 5’ the UK based project management and shore support company have been retained by the new management team to provide logistics support to the first mast out service since launching. Pro-Sail will handle all movements to and […]