Refitting and maintenance

Johnson Marine Boatbuilding Limited is very passionate about traditionally crafted classic boats and has spent many years focused on servicing the requirements of owners with repairs, maintenance and alterations on such classic vessels.

Featured classic refit - Nereides

Nereides is a classic 52ft Teak-hulled Cruising Ketch designed by William Garden. Originally built and launched in 1969 Nereides continuing role has been as a sailing yacht for the Mission Adventure Trust.

We're excited to be working on such a classic and are working hard to return Nereides to her original launch condition graced
with a few modern touches.


Length overall
Length on deck

Fuel Capacity
Water Capacity
52' 5"
42' 5"
33' 4"
13' 4"
5' 8"
34,000 lb
Isuzu Diesel
6 kts Cruise

160 USG
130 USG
Teak / Marine Ply

BEFORE: Nereides arrives at the workshop ready for the refit

AFTER: With more work to come, the Ketch is returning to its former glory

Nereides - Work in progress

With decking and modern railings in need of repair

AFTER: Work continues restoring Nereides to her classic status

Nereides - Work in progress

See a selection of Classic refits in the gallery