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Savannah Yacht Center

Article by Chris Clifford

11.07.22

REFIT READY IN THE USA

Refit and repair with southern hospitality doesn’t get much better than when you’re visiting the Savannah Yacht Center - the premier deep water superyacht refit facility on the U.S. East Coast

Savannah Yacht Center is a natural and technically astute choice for superyacht refit on the U.S. East Coast. It is the premier deep-water superyacht maintenance, repair and refit facility dedicated to servicing the luxury superyacht industry and can offer many benefits over other superyacht shipyards in the U.S.

This modern and innovative refit and repair facility is equipped with some of the most technologically advanced and capable resources in the industry. The shipyard has the only superyacht 3,420 gross ton shiplift platform and rail transfer system in the U.S. capable of hauling superyachts up to 85 metres and a graving dock that can handle yachts up to 140 metres in length. Additionally, Savannah Yacht Center has the largest hard space capacity in the U.S. for yachts of 60 metres and above. There is also an exceptional platform for in-water services accommodating yachts up to 125 metres in length, as well as a 2,350m2 workshop for trades. In short, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more well equipped shipyard in the U.S. that can cater for some of the world’s largest and most prestigious superyachts.

Within the extensive facilities themselves, there is a network of skilled tradesmen and trusted sub-contractors on hand to support any project no matter how large or small. Services on hand include; exterior paint refinishing, electrical works, fabrication, fueling, joinery, mechanical requirements, piping and interior refit. However, it is also important to remember that vessel preferred vendors are always welcome and supported at the Savannah Yacht Center.

One more client focused benefit is that the Savannah Yacht Center is part of one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., the family owned Colonial Group. The vision is client focused valuing integrity and trust. The shipyard is unique in offering genuine southern hospitality in its ability to service some of the largest superyachts in the world.

As for the crew during their time within the yard there are many onsite facilities such as the bistro style restaurant, a fitness centre, crew lounge and full concierge services or they can simply wander in to the historic city of Savannah which is just five short minutes from the shipyard and enjoy the world famous southern hospitality, grab some legendary cuisine and soak up some culture.

Savannah Yacht Center
Savannah Yacht Center
Savannah Yacht Center

LOCATION
Savannah Yacht Center is within easy reach of both Charleston and Savannah Hilton Head airports and just five minutes from downtown historic Savannah town centre, known for its world-class hospitality and charm. This vibrant southern city is consistently named one of the “world’s friendliest cities” by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Savannah is a unique blend of art, historic architecture, trendy boutiques and haunted stories. Also famous for its gastronomy, the famous lowcountry style cuisine comes straight from the coast and can be enjoyed amidst the southern oaks under a veil of Spanish moss.

Just an hour’s drive north is the iconic beach community of Hilton Head Island, home of the PGA Heritage Golf Tour Tournament.

There’s a relaxed, warm and welcoming vibe found on Hilton Head Island, with its 12 miles of pristine beaches, salt marshes and spectacular coastal fishing opportunities.

In summary, if you’re a Captain, Yacht Manager or Owner looking for a state of the art refit and repair facility on the east coast of the USA - the Savannah Yacht Center is a natural choice. The facilities are world-class and capable of handling most of the world’s largest yachts. They have an in-house team of skilled tradesmen and also welcome yacht selected contractors with open arms. There are fiscal benefits too, the yard is an active Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), a special designation that can reduce or eliminate U.S. Customs duties related to work performed on site. Additionally, vessels for sale are exempt from all duty costs while berthed at the facility.

Last but not least - you and your crew will receive the famous southern hospitality this region is famous for, making your stay enjoyable and memorable - but in all the right ways.

For more details Tel: +1 912 443 6888
or visit www.savannahyc.com

Savannah Yacht Center
Savannah Yacht Center