The team at Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair are ready to winterise your boat to ensure it is well maintained and ready for the coming season. Based in Hamble, HYSRR are well placed to take care of all your boating needs anywhere in the Solent region.

Typically this process includes the winterisation of the engine, generator, WC and batteries. A thorough check of the alternator, starter motor, engine mounts, lubricants and underwater fittings. Outdrive service, cathodic protection and full gas system check where applicable.

There are many more options and for complete piece of mind it is worth talking to one of the technicians at HYS Refit and Repair to make sure your boat is professionally cared for.

Call today on +44 (0)2380 454111, or email the team on

Typical package price for a 40 foot power or sailboat is £2,899 ex VAT*.


*this cost is an example cost, includes a maximum of 10 seacocks, lift out and four days ashore.

Please click on the relevant form, fill out your details and submit them to our team.

Winterisation Form

Recommissioning Form

Please fill out the online form below and click submit or if you would prefer to download the PDF and fill it out manually please click here.


Note: Owners are strongly advised that, unless they have a suitable fitted cradle available, masts should be removed when a yacht is hauled for winter storage. All sails and dodgers must be removed from vessels laid up ashore during the period 1st October to 31st March.

Winterisation Form

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For Spring Recommissioning please fill out the following details, or if you would just like to winterise your boat please scroll to the bottom and click "submit".


  1. Vessels with mast (s) in place are more at risk in severe weather conditions. Owners are strongly advised to remove mast (s) for winter storage. All Sails and dodgers must be removed from vessels laid up ashore during the period 1st October to 31st March. On lift out, if sails etc. are still fitted, a removal charge will be made and may delay the lift out.
  2. All craft on trailers left in care must be immoblised and any attached outboard motors must be fitted with anti-theft device in addition to normal method of attachment.
  3. Whilst boats are ashore, no person is allowed to climb the mast or be hoisted aloft, or sleep aboard.
  4. Engines must not be started whilst the boats are ashore.
  5. If boats are stored undercover, all of the petrol is to be drained from the tanks.
  6. All rubbish, including discarded paint and solvent tins, must be disposed of in the skips provided.
  7. Engine Servicing – a charge of £5.00 will be applicable for the disposal of old engine oil and contaminated filters.
  8. A charge will be applied for the disposal of redundant batteries of £5.00 per unit.
  9. No welding, work with naked flames, or spray painting must take place.
  10. No smoking in the building or onboard boats.
  11. Only yard staff are allowed to move boat shores for whatever reason.
  12. All contractors to report to the Reception / Berthing Office on arrival and departure. Contractors to provide HYS RR with a copy of their third party liability insurance policy for a minimum of £5 million.
  13. Vessels being launched will be inspected for leaks at the time of launching before leaving our dock – no further inspection will take place unless specifically asked for – a further charge for this service will be made.
  14. LOA is length overall of the boat including davits, bowsprits, boarding ladders, sterndrives, tenders, outboards, rudders, anchors, pulpits, pushpits and any other extensions for and aft of the boat.
  15. The customer and any other person entering any part of our premises and/or facilities for whatever purpose and whether by invitation or otherwise do so at their own risk. No unaccompanied or unsupervised children.
  16. All visitors to the workshop must first report to Reception.
  17. Owners of vessels must provide own forms of suitable access onto their vessels once ashore. HYS Refit & Repair Ltd will not provide any ladders or staging.
  18. Ladders or Staging that are found not of a suitable nature will be removed on Health & Safety grounds.
  19. Your attention is drawn to our Terms of Business available on request.

New yacht commissioning

The HYS RR Commissioning staff, with service representatives located across Europe are directed by Steve Robson and have over 30 years experience in yacht commissioning and logistics. True boating enjoyment comes from a boat that is reliable and safe and these critical factors stem from the initial commissioning process.

The service from HYS Commissioning is detailed, thorough and professional delivering your boat to the highest standards.

  • HYSCS will ensure the safe offload onto the hard for antifouling before transferring to a dedicated commissioning berth.
  • Check for cathode protection and the correct fitting of all underwater attachments
  • Mast preparation and mounting
  • Install running rigging
  • Engine registration and pre delivery inspection
  • Check all electrical connections
  • Installation of stanchions, push pit, lifelines.
  • Check for transport damage
  • Check surfaces – gel coat, varnish etc.
  • Check inventory
  • Flush and fill water tanks
  • The main propulsion engine and the Genset will be inspected.

Dock Trials will consist of equipment tests and propulsion tests while the vessel is still tied to the dock. After a satisfactory dock trial, the vessel is to proceed on sea trials on which electrical equipment will be tested and compass swinging carried out. All findings brought to light during the commissioning process will be itemised and rectified before handover. For further information please contact: Steve Robson HYS Commissioning Manager. T: 02380 604671 E:

Race Preparation

We specialise in race yacht preparation. From keel fairing and hull sanding to deck system optimisation, whatever your racing goals are we will work with you to find the best solutions for your boat campaign and budget.

Race Yacht Optimisation

We have extensive knowledge and experience of working with boat owners and crew to make sure their yacht is optimised to the best possible race rating and also for the best possible race performance. This may involve the weighing of your boat, deck systems redesign and rig tuning. Plus, we work with a number of high performance deck gear brands to offer you the best winches, blocks and deck fittings on the market.

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Harken Radial Winch

Keel Fairing and Templating

Make sure your keel is smooth for best aerodynamic effect through the water. We use longboards to carefully sand back the surface through a variety of grades to the desired finish. Over time keels can become uneven and damaged so we also build up areas of the keel to templates to ensure it fits the boat’s original design profile and shape.

Hull Fairing

If you want a smooth finish to your hull, we can help.  Just like with keel fairing, we use longboards to sand back the surface of the hull through various fine grades to the desired finish. This helps with aerodynamics and can improve your speed through the water.

Hull Care and Antifouling

We offer expert advice on the best protection for your hull and foils. Depending on whether your boat spends a lot of time in the water or if you choose to dry sail, we can find the best anti-foul solution and paint finish for your needs.

Click on the brands below for more product information:

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