Iris is a Westerman 40 designed by Ed Burnett and
built by Covey Island Boat Works, Nova Scotia. She
was lifted out at Birdham and moved into our shed
soon after the Classic Boat Festival. She is the
biggest vessel we have ever worked on in the shed.
She fits in there fair enough, though looks vast! We
have a large and diverse schedule of work to carry
out on her this Autumn/ Winter of 2019.
Update March 2020
now has complete new bulwark strakes fitted. The
timber is some really lovely Douglas Fir supplied by
Stones Boatyard in Salcombe. The middle strake has
been made thicker than the others, with a moulded
outer face, which enhances the bulwarks finished
has had a lot of work done with new locker
arrangements at the after end, and alteration to the
steering position. The companionway has had a new
design for the steps down below, and a short bridge
deck has been made which has become the gas bottle
Update May 2020
out of our shed and into the shipyard on 1st May
morning. Great to see her emerge into some sunshine.
Very smooth operation carried out by the yard crew,
John, Dave and Chris. Thanks, guys!
With the Marina still under lockdown, I was dreading
the point at which we needed a boat moved, in order
for us to start work on another, but the management
decided that it would be possible to do some
critical boat movements, without breaking the
present government rules, which makes such a
difference for us.
Still work to be done on ‘Iris’, but just about all
of it below decks now.
She has left a very big space in the shed, but it
will be filled up again very soon?