Hodgdon Yacht Services, the dedicated refit division of Hodgdon Yachts has completed the repair of 46.9m ketch Asolare at the Boothbay Marine facility. Launched in 2003, Asolare was designed by Bruce King, with the interior design by Winch Design and upon her launch, was the largest cold moulded yacht ever built.
The refit work included replacement of the mizzen mast, repairs to the aft cabin and deck areas, maintenance to the electrical power, sea water, hydraulic and mechanical systems and the computerised sail handling controls. All three of the Hodgdon locations in Boothbay took part in the refit of Asolare.
“As the original builders of Asolare, we are pleased that we were able to complete this important repair work,” said Timothy Hodgdon, President and CEO of Hodgdon. “The company’s connection to this yacht - combined with our technical expertise - uniquely positioned us for the execution of this project.”
“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,” said 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.”
Asolare is, in fact, the largest sailing yacht of the Hodgdon fleet, of which there are five in total with an average LOA of 35.7m.
Hodgdon Yachts is the oldest yacht builder in America, having started in 1816 during the era of clipper ships. The shipyard officially entered the luxury sailing yacht market in 1922 with the delivery of 32.9m schooner Nathaniel Bowditch.