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Savannah Yacht Center welcomes first yacht to graving dock

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By Dorie Cox

M/Y Aviva, a 223-foot Abeking & Rasmussen, is the first yacht in for service at Savannah Yacht Center’s recently upgraded graving dock, according to Jim Berulis, company vice president for Colonial Group, the Savannah, Ga., property’s owner.

The 460- by 70-foot dry dock has a 24-foot draft. The yacht is expected to be in the yard for about a month.

M/Y Aviva is the first yacht in for service at Savannah Yacht Center’s completed graving dock recently. Photo by Jim Berulis

Construction continues as the deepwater yard ramps up toward full service. A 25,300-square-foot warehouse and woodshop, as well as machine and fabrication shop are completed.

Other projects include the yard’s rail transfer system and 3,240-ton shiplift platform, which are expected to open early next year. A 1,200-foot floating dock is on order and expected to be in service by this summer.

Several other projects are out for bids including the administrative crew services, cafe, and paint and finishing building.

Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton. Comments on this story are welcome below.

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2 thoughts on “Savannah Yacht Center welcomes first yacht to graving dock

  1. Richard appleton

    This is going to be an amazing shipyard, they have already employed some of the best in the industry,the location is perfect 5 min from down town Savannah l, good deep water up the river. Can’t wait to see this one in full steam

  2. Michael Koenig

    If Richard Appleton says it’s going to be great I would take his word as gospel!

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