Hodgdon Yacht Services, the division of Hodgdon that provides refit, maintenance, and repair services, has completed repair work on the 154-foot (46.9m) ketch Asolare at its facilities in Boothbay, Maine.
Launched in 2003 by Hodgdon Yachts, the Bruce King-designed was the largest cold-moulded yacht ever built at the time, the company claims. Her interiors are work of Winch Design.
“As the original builders of Asolare, we are pleased that we were able to complete this important repair work,” says Timothy Hodgdon, president and CEO. “The company’s connection to this yacht, combined with our technical expertise, uniquely positioned us for the execution of this project.”
The work included replacement of the mizzenmast, repairs to the aft cabin and deck areas, extensive maintenance to the electrical power, sea water, hydraulic and mechanical systems and an upgrade to the computerized sail handling controls.
All three of Hodgdon’s locations in Boothbay participated in the project, including its shipyard in East Boothbay, the marina in Boothbay Harbour and the boatyard on Southport Island.
“We at Hodgdon Yacht Services were excited to have a yacht of Asolare’s size and complexity to further advance our reputation for refit and repair of superyachts, having also completed a 15-month refit of a 116-foot schooner earlier in the year,” says Sandy Spaulding, president of Hodgdon Yacht Services. “I also want to thank Carl Persak and Jeremy Wurmfeld of Persak & Wurmfeld who, as the owner’s representatives, worked closely with us to achieve the desired outcome,” he concludes.