Capt. George Whitehouse has joined Savannah Yacht Center as director of business development, according to a company news release.
Capt. Whitehouse has more than 35 years of experience as a megayacht captain, including the 230-foot M/Y Floridian, and has overseen new builds, refits and maintenance of yachts of up to 328 feet (100m).
“We are pleased to have George onboard our growing team,” said Jim Berulis, vice president of SYC. “He is well-known and well-respected in the superyacht industry and will be a valuable asset for SYC.”
Whitehouse was most recently with Lauderdale Marine Center, and previously with Rybovich.
Savannah Yacht Center, located five minutes from downtown Savannah, offers a range of services in refit, maintenance and repair. The former Intermarine yard’s 140m graving dock is open and a 3,240-ton syncrolift is expected to be available “shortly”, according to the release. Pinmar offers full-service yacht painting, scaffolding, containment, hardware removal and reinstallation at the yard.
Yacht crew will have 24-hour access to the crew lounge and new gym, and a café is expected to open by year end, according to SYC. For more information, visit SavannahYC.com.