The yacht’s exterior suffers a lot from wind, water, salt & sun. Regular maintenance of the exterior helps to preserve the quality and value of your yacht. But the moment will come inevitably that you will need to replace your teak deck, restore weatherbeaten and worn-out parts or even do a partial or complete refit. The traditional craftsmanship of our carpenters combined with the most sophisticated machines and technology warrant your yacht will shine like all new again and wooden parts are protected against nature’s harsh conditions.
VMG Yachtbuilders, the teak deck specialist
When you set high demands on a traditional teak deck, VMG Yachtbuilders is the place to go. The teak is carefully selected from the tree trunk and quarter sawn to our own specifications. By the way: we can produce decks in any material.
When we restore or repair an existing teak deck, the seams are milled clean from old glue and caulking centimeter by centimeter. The subsurface will carefully be inspected and prepared before gluing. These days teak decks are applied screwless and without plywood underlayment.
On a Nautor’s Swan 43 we glued all deck laths together longitudinally, so there would be no butt joints. The laths for the SWan are narrower than normal, completely according to the original design of Sparkman & Stephens.