Pentalver can create multiple workshops, bespoke to your requirements, from the choice of colour to the layout inside. The benefit of a container conversion is that it is a drop to site solution, safe, self-contained and cost effective. Each workshop comes with certified electrical installation and optional air conditioning units. Vinyl flooring, multi-locking personal doors and security shutters are fitted as a standard specification, but other options are available. To find out more visit our accessories page.
Minimal groundwork is required. Planning permission is not always necessary but we advise you to check with your local authority. Converted container is an investment as will hold a residual resale value.
The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race was different than previous years, with the introduction of a single racing yacht design, the “Volvo Ocean 65”, but it also heralded a very different off water technical challenge. In previous races, Teams had provided their own support crews, with containerised workshops that followed the yacht to each leg of the race. With a single yacht design, the Race Organisers decided to compliment this with the concept of a single Boatyard facility; comprising a suite of 40ft Hi-Cube Workshop Containers within a 1200 square metre enclosed work area. Pentalver was selected to deliver the workshop elements of the Boatyard, having built various yacht workshops for Ocean Race Teams and Super Yacht customers previously. Our Conversions team worked with the Race Organisers to help design and layout custom workshops that could be deployed to each leg of the race, to support the various technical aspects of the yachts, from Sail making through to Electronics. Pentalver worked closely with the Race Organisers to ensure that the workshops could withstand the rigours of worldwide shipping, the frantic activity of race teams and provide a cost effective product that would last this race and many more to come. Pentalver fulfilled the brief on time & on budget, and we look forward to seeing the containers in use again for the upcoming 2017-8 Volvo Ocean Race. See www.volvooceanrace.com for more.
Pentalver was an obvious and simple choice to build the 10 new workshop containers required for the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility. The Conversions Team at Southampton were easy to work with, in a collaborative manner, on numerous good design features that resulted in a complete set of efficient, hard-wearing and good-looking workshops, that fully-customised for each department. From initial contact, through specification and detail design, on to construction and an on-time delivery in May 2014, the project took 6 months. The self-contained workshops were set up to allow the Boatyard Team to simply open the doors and quickly get to work at the 10 stopover locations around the world, complete with all the tools, equipment and spares required to service the fleet of seven Volvo Ocean 65 One-Design racing yachts.
After a little clean-up and re-stock, the workshops are ready to go again for the next Volvo Ocean Race, starting in Autumn 2017!