This Beneteau 40.7 suffered a fire onboard caused by a faulty electrical appliance. No one was onboard the vessel at the time and the fire was contained onboard and burnt itself out. However, the vessel sustained extensive smoke and fire damaged requiring a complete interior refit. The following work was carried out by Cardiff Marine Services in order to restore the vessel for charter use.

The extent of the smoke and fire damage deemed it necessary to remove all cabinetry and panels to allow full access for a deep clean.

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All of the polycarbonate windows had warped with the heat, so a new set of windows and hatches were installed. Additionally, there was significant damage to the gangway hatch which required substantial repair. The roof of the hatch recess had to be removed with a cheese wire and new sliders, stops and seals were fitted.

The gelcoat from the headlining was cracked throughout the interior of the vessel. This was entirely stripped back. The headlining was then re-glassed, faired and then re-gelled throughout to restore the factory finish look. As part of this process the lights were also re-wired and new fittings installed.

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The fire had damaged and scorched the cherry veneers throughout the interior and caused them to delaminate on most bulkheads. The veneer was replaced and stained to match the original and then varnished. New doors and trims were also fitted.

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The fire started in the galley, causing huge damage to this area and requiring the fabrication of a new worktop section. New hand rails, blinds, lights and cabin switches were also installed. The vessel also required a new set of upholstery and new gear required to meet the coding requirements for charter, including life jackets, fire extinguishers and first aid kits.

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“I think a great job done, please pass on my thanks to your team for a good job, I‘m very pleased with the outcome. We are looking forward to getting some sailing in now.” Owner

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