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Refit Ready in the USA

Article by ONBOARD Magazine

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A SUPERYACHT REFIT IN THE USA? VIEW THE FINEST YARDS STATESIDE WITH THE SKILLS AND EXPERTISE REQUIRED TO DELIVER YOUR REFIT PROJECT

LAUDERDALE MARINE CENTER

LAUDERDALE MARINE CENTER
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

Yard size 65 acres
Max length 60m
Max lift 485 ton
Travel lift size max LOA: 55m, max beam 10.5m
Dry dock – 52 spaces 30m+, 50+ spaces for up to 30m
16 covered sheds out of water up to 50m LOA, 8 in water up to 45m LOA
For more details Tel: +1 954 713 0333
www.lauderdalemarinecenter.com

This 65-acre facility consists of a 110-slip marina and a 120-hard space marine service centre providing a complete offering of marine-related repair and services for vessels up to 60m LOA. The facility has four boat lifts with haul-out capacity up to 485 tons. At LMC, the captain is in control of the project and can select from over 60 on-site and over 150 off-site certified contractors. On-site and off-site contractors are highly skilled in numerous fields including fibre-glass repair, electrical, painting, engine service, hydraulics, navigation and electronics, carpentry, metal fabrication and welding. At LMC, the final bill will never include contractor mark ups, contractor gate fees, environmental fees, insurance fees or any other hidden fees. A transparent quote is provided to each vessel prior to arrival at the yard. Additionally, LMC is a designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), meaning vessels for sale may be shown to US citizens in US waters once the vessel has entered the FTZ. The FTZ Production Authority also allows for refit projects to be completed duty free within the facility.

Newport Shipyard

NEWPORT SHIPYARD
RHODE ISLAND, RI

Yard size 40,000 sq metres
Max length 91m+
Max lift 500 metric tons
Travelift sizes 500MT, 200MT, 100MT
Dry dock area 12,000 sq metres
Covered sheds size 1,400 sq metres
Other amenities Dockside cafe, fitness center, chandlery, ship
store, courtesy vehicles, golf carts, crew housing
For more details Tel +1 401 846 6002
www.newportshipyard.com

Newport Shipyard is a full-service marina and shipyard with over 3,500 linear feet of dock space that can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet LOA. Newport Shipyard owns and operates four marine travel lifts, one of which (500 MT), is the largest yacht lift in New England. Newport Shipyard offers an onsite machine shop, carpentry, electrical, paint and many other marine specialty trades through their network of preferred local subcontractors. One of the most popular and recommended shipyards in the USA, Newport Shipyard offers many amenities to captains and crew including: Belle’s Café, ship store, fitness centre, courtesy vehicles, crew housing and more. Newport Shipyard is the owner and organiser of the Newport Charter Yacht Show in June, the Candy Store Cup superyacht regatta, and is host to numerous annual charity events.

RMK Yard

RMK MERRILL-STEVENS
MIAMI, FL

Max length 73m
Max lift 500 ton elevator platform/ 500 ton railway lift
Travel lift size 100 ton
Ship lift 2700 tons
Amenities Dedicated A/C chillers ducted to vessels, future modernisations includes 2,700 ton shiplift, dry berths up to 70m. When completed, the north yard will offer multiple dry berths up to 230 feet and in-water berths ranging from 40m to a 150m berth that can accommodate multiple yachts.
For more details Tel: +1 305 324 5211
or visit www.rmkmerrill-stevens.com

RMK Merrill-Stevens is a full-service shipyard dedicated to the refit and repair of the world’s finest yachts and vessels. Work is of the highest standards and meets Classification Societies’ requirements, including ABS, Lloyds, and US Coast Guard Regulations. RMK Merrill-Stevens has two yards co-located alongside the Miami River, with the south yard performing haul-outs of vessels 30m or 100T and the north performing haul-outs for vessels greater than 25m, limited to about 235’ in length on the 2,700 gross ton lift. South yard dockage includes multiple 240’ covered slips, and North yard dockage is 1000’. RMK MS is the south Florida dealer for Kymeta, Quick marine products and UWL underwater lighting amongst many other brands. RMK MS is also the service and warranty centre for Sealine, Fjord and Maori Yachts.

Thunderbolt Marine

THUNDERBOLT MARINE
SAVANNAH, GE

Yard size 25 acre site
Max length 60m
Max lift 55m. Working on upgrading to 60M
Haulout on syncrolift
Travel lift size 150T
Dry dock area 2400 linear feet of hard standing space in addition to the service bays

Covered sheds size 3 bays at 230ft length and fully enclosed
Dedicated large yacht spray booth, temperature controlled and fully enclosed
Amenities An upgraded Crew Lounge to include a larger gym and a large screened in / outdoor space
For more details Tel: +1 +1 912.352.4931
or visit www.thunderboltmarine.com

TMI has access to all yacht trade-related resources in house and via outside contractor to service, maintain, refit/repair vessels up to 60m in length. TMI’s in-house team of skilled craftsmen and well accomplished tradesmen deliver quality work at competitive prices. The Vessel Service Building includes three fully enclosed service bays, each with 3-ton overhead crane, water, air, electric and grey water connections. The state of the art temperature controlled dedicated spray booth has a filtration system designed to virtually eliminate overspray and the 250 light fixtures eliminate shadows on surfaces being painted. TMI has a combined 6000 linear feet of slip space on floating concrete docks and 2400 linear feet of hard standing space.

Marine Group Boat Works

MARINE GROUP BOAT WORKS
SAN DIEGO, CA

Max length 80m
Yard size m2 60,000
Travel lift 665 tons / 67m
Dry dock area 5 areas, yachts up to 80m
Workshops 2,500m2
General amenities Office space, Gym, Galley, Concierge
For more details Tel: +1 619 427 6767
www.marinegroupboatworks.com

Marine Group Boat Works, America’s West Coast’s finest quality superyacht repair and maintenance specialist. Featuring two shipyards in San Diego, California and a third location in Los Cabos, Mexico, capable of hauling vessels up to 665 tons and working dockside on megayachts of up to 121m (400ft). Marine Group Boat Works has a full-service team of over 195 in-house craftsmen, specialising in high-quality hull painting, propulsion systems, ABS-certified welding and mechanical work, while boasting various technologies such as a digital waterjet metal cutting machine, PropScan and a new superyacht keel pit to extend capabilities and increase efficiency in production. Both locations specialise in retrofits, conversions, hull extensions, centreboard service and mechanical repairs. There are on-site workshops for electrical, carpentry and paintwork along with ABS-certified welders and other highly skilled tradesmen. Complimentary services for visiting captains and crew include office suites, galley and shower facilities, designated parking, a private helipad and more. The facility also offers dockage for superyachts up to 91m at their sister marina, Fifth Avenue Landing in the heart of Downtown San Diego.