The Triton

Boat Show News

FLIBS17: Bluewater to offer refit certification

ADVERTISEMENT

Bluewater Crew Training and The Triton have partnered to develop a seminar series for the 2018 Refit Show, Jan. 10-11, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day “Introduction to Yacht Refitting for Yacht Managers, Captains and Crew” certification program is part of the Refit Show’s conference at the Broward County Convention Center. Industry professionals who complete six of the nine sessions offered will be awarded the new certification by Bluewater Crew Training.

The Bluewater certification seminars available at the Refit Show are:

  • Refit Yards
  • Legal and Liability Issues for Refits
  • Trends in Design
  • Basic Refit Preparation
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Refit Case Studies
  • Department Responsibilities Before and During Refits
  • Creating a Refit Planning Guide
  • Conflict Resolution

Bluewater faculty are developing the curriculum for the new certification to improve the skills of captains and crew during yard periods and to expand job prospects for those who complete the program.

“The refit process involves a wide variety of expertise and experience that must be well organized and coordinated,” said Kevin Petrovsky, chief academic officer at Bluewater. “This seminar series is designed not only to provide an overview of the process, but to provide practical and tangible guidance at each stage of the process.”

All of Bluewater’s courses are also open to Refit Show attendees who aren’t seeking certification, but who wish to develop their own refit management skills.

“Captains and crew are integral to the refit process in any shipyard,” said Jim Miller, Refit Show director. “Providing them with the communication, management and teamwork skills offered by Bluewater will improve their efficiency, making them more valuable to yacht owners and their representatives.”

The 2018 Refit Show is a two-day trade show featuring exhibitors on every facet of a refit, including shipyards, designers, painters, equipment manufacturers, service professionals and more.

Now in its third year, the show will take over the entire exhibit hall, a space it shared with the International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC) previously. All exhibitors will now focus on yacht refits, their processes and skills.

The seminar series, too, has expanded to 24, up from 15 last year. More networking events and live product demonstrations are also in the works, organizers said.

To register for the Refit Show or to learn more about the new certification program, other seminar options, and reduced seminar rates for captains and crew, visit www.refitshow.com.

The Refit Show is owned and managed by Professional BoatBuilder magazine.

Related Posts...
Rolls-Royce plans to release MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems by Read more...
The future operator of 290-acre yacht repair center in Fort Read more...
Typhoon Mangkhut ran over the Philippines on Saturday and Hong Read more...
Sept. 18, 11 a.m. North Carolina and parts of South Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Triton Networking with Ward’s Marine Electric

Triton Networking with Ward’s Marine Electric

Triton Networking, our monthly gathering of yacht industry professionals, continues on the first Wednesday in October at Ward’s Marine …

Engineer’s Angle: Corrosive forces unavoidable, but manageable

Engineer’s Angle: Corrosive forces unavoidable, but manageable

Engineer's Angle: by Rich Merhige Corrosion happens. On yachts, there’s a perfect storm of different metals, forces and particles that …

Triton networks with Alexseal

Triton networks with Alexseal

More than 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals joined us for Triton Networking tonight with Alexseal. Our guests enjoyed …

Culinary Waves: Yachting bears hard workers prepared for success

Culinary Waves: Yachting bears hard workers prepared for success

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mark Godbeer Yachting – my life for 15 years, a life I would not change for anything. I wouldn’t call …

Events