What makes a boat a classic? It’s a difficult quality to pin down – an elusive blend of seaworthiness, looks, style, performance and individuality. But there’s one vital ingredient: personality.
Supermarine Motor Yachts are hand built using the latest technology at our shipyard facility on the South coast of England, built from glass reinforced plastic formed in a series of moulds, using the latest advanced technology, materials and resins. As a result, the final product is incredibly solid but lightweight, beyond the standards of Lloyds of London and similar to that now adopted by lifeboat and fast military patrol craft.
The very best in quality of design and manufacture is the standard we aim to achieve. We bring to this task many years of practical experience and a specialist design consortium for every stage of development.
With over forty years experience in high quality yacht construction, both powered and sail, Northshore's craftsmen are one of the few elite teams capable of building the Supermarine Motor Yachts to its demanding quality standard.
We specialise in harmonising the latest developments in technology with handcrafted finesse.
DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Offering the very best for your boating experience, the highest quality of design and manufacture is the standard we aim to achieve. We bring to this task many years of technical expertise and a specialist design consortium for every stage of development and throughout the build process.
Our in house design team work alongside commissioned designers to develop exciting new models, combining the qualities of the Supermarine pedigree with the latest advancements in technology..
Every detail from the shape and structure to the deck arrangement is designed to achieve the best performance. State of the art technology provides the facility to design every detail - machinery, tankage, plumbing and electrical systems for weight distribution, proper function and easy access.
With nearly 50 years experience in high quality yacht construction in both power and sail, we maintain a tight control over every detail that defines our particular, very demanding set of high standards.
Our skilled craftsmen are one of the few elite teams capable of building each Supermarine Motor Yachts to their demanding high quality standards. Every aspect of construction reflects the highest standards of British Craftsmanship, from moulding the hulls, fit out of internal joinery, installation of engineering and electrical systems, to finishing, commissioning and launch.Modern techniques are combined with traditional skills throughout many areas of the construction process. 3 Axis and 5-Axis milling machines provide total precision. Using the latest design software, computerised drawings command the milling machines to sculpture complex design details including hull and deck moulds with complete accuracy.
Another example of this is plugmaking, where laser cut frames are set up to build the hull or deck shape, before conventional methods of fitting stringers, building up layers of diagonal planking, shaping, filling, fairing and finishing, are carried out.
CONSTRUCTION & COMPOSITE MOULDINGS
Over the years there has been many advances in composite construction. One example of this hard won experience is the patented ‘Nordseal/ laminating system that protexcts the hull from the threat of osmosis later in life. The three layer system replaces the conventional gelcoat below the waterline.
Hull and decks are heavy duty GRP mouldings, hand laid up to the Nordseal laminate system, with sandwich construction topsides (PVC closed cell foam) and a single skin bottom stiffened by foam cored transverse floors and bilge, GRP / carbon stringers. Bi-axial reinforcements are used with local applications of uni-directionals. The resin system is predominantly Vinylester. The composite materials are engineered to produce maximum strength and durability, with minimum weight for high performance.