Post launch AQuiJo came to Palma de Mallorca requiring some modifications and improvements to the boat post sea trials.

Vc Metalwork were once again chosen to assist the captain and his team to undertake various projects on-board from complex machining and fabrication through to structural welding and boat modification/engineering.

Major works on board included the modification of the aft transom section creating new panama/fairlead system to both port and starboard sides.

The work entailed cutting the exciting finished structure and adding under deck structural members to take the large mooring loads from this vessel. The area was then cosmetically repaired and readied for fairing/painting. High polish stainless pillars were then added to complete the works.

All works and materials were conducted under Lloyd’s certification.




New Panamas, general machining and interior work


Engineering, Coded Welding, Machining, Metal Finishing


316 Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, AB2 Bronze

Creating new parts whilst respecting the original design of the yacht

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove,


When it comes to steel work and Engineering there is simply no one better

Gerhard VeldsmanCaptain - SY AQuiJo - Tripp 282'

“From past experience on other boats I know that Vc Metalwork is the only company that I would trust to complete these projects to the standard we require and in the time frames needed. Their level of professionalism is equalled by none and I cannot recommend them enough. When it comes to steelwork and engineering there simply is no one better.”