As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition & Conference is also growing; this year’s show saw an increase in attendance of 28 percent, according to show organizers. Held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 10-11, the event featured about 70 exhibitors.
Professional certifications from American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) and Bluewater Crew Training were offered through seminars, and The Triton hosted two special events: a Yacht Owners Panel and a Captains’ Roundtable. Read more in the February Triton issue.
Next year’s show, owned by Professional BoatBuilder magazine, has been scheduled for April 10-11 at same location. For details, visit www.refitshow.com.