SCORES of jobs have been lost after a Hampshire yacht company went into liquidation.

Green Marine, based in Hythe, was expecting a "significant" order for a super yacht but this failed to materialise amid a slowdown in work.

Now Southampton insolvency specialist Peter Hall was instructed to place the company into creditors' voluntary liquidation, which it did on October 3.

Mr Hall said: "It highlights the issues facing companies which rely on a low number of very high value projects.

"It’s very much a family business so an incredibly emotional time for the directors and employees."