refits

Could boatyard buyouts mean changes ahead for contractors and captains?

Soaring boats sales and a boom in waterfront housing have made savvy investors see the value in preexisting boatyards as limited commodities uniquely poised to service and house all those big, beautiful boats.

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New waterjet cutting machine operational at Maine yard

Belfast, Maine-based Front Street Shipyard is now operating a five-axis 3D waterjet cutting machine that is the largest of its kind in Maine and among the largest in the country.…

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AV firms Triton Technical, Great Circle Systems merge

Seattle-based Triton Technical and Great Circle Systems recently announced a plan to merge the companies’ business operations under the Triton Technical brand. The companies offer audio/visual, information technology, and communications…

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Georgia may pull tax cap on yacht refits

An article on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper’s website yesterday reports that Georgia state legislators are considering cancelling the sales tax cap it put on yacht refits as a way of…

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New shiplift in, construction underway at RMK

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Story and photos by Dorie Cox Construction and upgrades at RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard are nearly complete, with a grand reopening of the North and South Yards expected before summer’s end,…

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Refit Matters: Understanding world of refit can help crew avoid frustration

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Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson Refit shipyards are veritable industries in and of themselves, teeming with technicians involved at different stages of the refit process. From the first survey to…

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Yachts Lohengrin, Reflection destroyed by fire in Fort Lauderdale

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UPDATE: Nov. 19, 9:22 am By Dorie Cox Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue trucks headed toward smoke and flames on Marina Mile in Fort Lauderdale just after calls came in at…

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Engineer’s Angle: Fuel for both yacht, tender attractive

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Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Whether taking the boss shopping in St. Tropez or dragging kids for miles on a banana in the Bahamas, tenders are indispensable to today’s yachting scene.…

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FLIBS19: New refit publication launches at FLIBS

The publishers of Professional BoatBuilder magazine have launched at FLIBS a new title focused on the technical side of refits. The Repair & Refit Report is a free online journal…

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North Sails hires senior sail designer

Glenn Cook has joined North Sails as senior sail designer. He will be focused primarily on bringing his experience and skill set to the preliminary design and engineering stages for…

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