Busy start to the season
Published: Friday, 27th March 2009
Workshops at Collars running at full capacity to meet the start of the season.
With the start of the sailing season just round the corner, the team at Collars are all working flat out to keep up with the high demand mainly brought on by an unprecedented amount of sizable private commissions.
'Normally in the winter months the aim is to undertake two maybe three sizable commissions,' said Jeremy Freeland, 'this year however there are no less than seven all nearing completion to coincide with the start of the season.
Included in this workload is a new 55' Spruce mast for the classic Finistere class ketch 'Toccarta' which is undergoing rig work at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, as well as a new 62' mast for the classic 50'1962 Fred Parker designed sloop 'Majala'. Whilst 'Majala' was moored on the outside berth in a marina in Italy she was hit side on by a ferry causing substantial hull damage as well as bringing the rig down. Despite the fittings being salvageable the entire rig has been replaced and is ready to be shipped to Tommi Nielson's yard in Gloucester where the hull has been beautifully put back together.
Further details of current projects to follow...