The Halkitis Shipyard

 

“Faneromeni” right after her purchase approaching the Halkitis shipyard where she will be hauled out.

Perama, Piraeus, March 1987.

(Archive of Nikos E. Riginos)

 

 

View of the Halkitis shipyard.

Perama, Piraeus, March 1987.

(Archive of Nikos E. Riginos)

 

The Halkitis family is an old shipwright family. They still maintain a shipyard in the Perama region of Piraeus.

At the Halkitis shipyard I first hauled out “Faneromeni” after purchasing her in March of 1987, and it was there that the first tasks were performed on her hull, namely burning, re-nailing, caulking, and, finally, painting.

I was very impressed by the quality of work performed by all the members of the Halkitis family in completing these first tasks.

The following year I wanted to keep the boat on land for about three months (the winter months) in order to allow the wood to dry and thus to extend its lifespan. The Halkitis shipyard, however, could not accommodate her for such a long period because of their heavy workload. So I moved her to the Koupetoris shipyard, at the island of Salamis.

Since that time I haul out “Faneromeni” in the Koupetoris shipyard every year.