Celebrating Success at the RYS Bicentenary

This year marked the bicentenary of the internationally renowned Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta (RYSR), hosted on the Solent shores of Cowes in the Isle of Wight. At Desty Marine, we jumped at the opportunity to help prepare these stunning vessels for a competition like no other.

The RYSR is a professional sailing event that was founded in 1815 by high-society gentlemen who were interested in sailing. They organised racing events as a prominent feature in these regattas and so started the annual RYS regatta and one of the most famous yacht clubs worldwide.

Two fantastic repair sites

Due to the high demand of service we were receiving from yacht owners worldwide, we now have two superb yacht repair centres catered to delivering yacht repairs and refits to a multitude of clients. At such exciting times as the RYS Bicentenary, we love it when our repair centres are in full swing. We want to get our hands full helping your vessels achieve the highest standards possible for your upcoming sailing events.

Outstanding yacht maintenance service

We have been approved by the top sailing manufacturers in the industry including Sunseeker, J-Boats, Princess and Sealine. Our staff will provide the following bespoke services in the Solent:

Superb results

When we serviced the yachts competing in the RYS Bicentenary sailing events, we prepared vessels to the maximum standards, and received exceedingly high customer feedback regarding our refinishing and repairs.

Our clients achieved the highest levels in each of their respective races. Some managed to come 2nd in the Swan Europeans, first in class at the international regatta and won the round the island race, beating all classes of competition such as:

  • Belle Mente
  • Jethou
  • Rambler 88
  • Tonnerre

This is all the result of our superb repair services. View some of the examples of our yacht repairs in our gallery and the projects we have carried out in the past.

Upcoming events

We’re now looking forward to future events where we can implement our knowledge in yacht repairs and maintenance so that you can perform your very best at any sailing regatta throughout the year.

New Location!

Due to the growing demand for repairs across the South Coast, Desty Marine International has now opened a permanent repair site based in Endeavour Quay, Gosport. Our headquarters in Hamble Point Marina is constantly thriving with business and we felt there was the demand to increase our operations and team to a sister site. Our new location allows our customers surrounding the Portsmouth Harbour area to benefit from our quality repairs.

Approved repair centre

Desty Marine is approved by many of the manufacturing companies such as Sunseeker, J-Boats and Princess to name only a few. We are recommended as one of the leading insurance repair centres by many marine insurance companies and surveyors.

Our experienced staff allows us to offer a complete and bespoke service to our customers from:


View previous examples of our yacht repair and refit services in our gallery. We also suggest heading over to our Projects page for an in-depth look at our work.

Contact us

Contact the team today for more information on our yacht repairs and refit services.