On the 29th April 2010 Aldeburgh Boatyard, Suffolk, England, caught fire. In a very short space of time the building was ablaze and the yard was a total loss. 5 boats were also lost in the flames together with a life time collection of yachting records, books etc.
Peter Wilson, the devastated owner decided to rebuild. Following months of work in obtaining all the paperwork to allow work to go ahead, things are starting to come together. The frame and cladding for the new workshop was delivered before christmas ready for erection later this week.
Hopefully the yard can then begin work on some more classic metre yachts
as well as the spring fitting out. The clinker dinghy in front of the wreckage is my 12 foot national ( built in 1949). Luckily she just missed the fire. And here is the 8 metre "If" on the Aldeburgh boatyard forecourt before the fire. she survived. 2011 can only be a better year for Peter. – Chalky.