Excellence Of Dart

Excellence Of Dart was lifted at Darthaven for various works to be carried out by each of our service departments. When she arrived her dark blue hull was showing signs of UV damage after a number of seasons spent abroad in the sun. Following the works being completed, she was relaunched looking shinier than ever after receiving our Silver Treatment polishing package, as well as being protected with 3M marine ultra wax.  



  • Lift, pressure wash, store & relaunch

Shipwrights/Yacht Refinishing 

  • Silver Treatment - Compound and polish both the hull and super structure. Protect all gel coated with 3M marine wax
  • Remove and correctly repair all gelcoat damage already attempted by previous repairers which had been filled and paint sprayed instead of gelcoat being applied 
  • Repair stanchion - Removing guard rail and stanchion gate way. Add strengthening and replace gate way and all guard rails
  • Repainting boot top - Mask and sand two white boot top lines. Then apply undercoat and muliple coats of gloss white paint
  • Bow thruster tunnel - Remove the thruster leg, repair tunnel & apply 5 coats of gelshield epoxy 


  • Service Gori propeller - Remove old bump stops and anodes. Clean propeller, rope cutter and shaft. Fit new bump stops, anodes and grease propeller blades

Electrical & Electronics 

  • Supply three batteries and new masthead TV aerial
  • Investigate bow thruster not working and faults with batteries, charging, wind generator regulator, fridge and chart plotters 
  • Carry out electrical corrosion checks on engine 

Departments Engineering, Yacht Refinishing, Electrical/Electronics, Shipwrights
Designer Beneteau
Date Completed 2010-03-01
Length 58ft 6in / 17.80m
Beam 16ft 2in / 4.93m
Draft 8ft 8in / 2.68m
Displacement 14000kg