By christening its new, 3,240-ton shiplift by hauling a large megayacht in late August, Savannah Yacht Center has achieved two significant accomplishments. These accomplishments are not just for the Georgia-based service and refit yard, though. They hold significance for the refit industry in the whole of the United States. First, Savannah Yacht Center is the
Refit, repair, and general service are consistent needs among megayachts from year to year. Atlantic Refit Center, which provides these services on France’s Atlantic coast, has formed a joint-venture company. Its partner is IMS Shipyard, a fellow French refit yard in the South of France. Arcteam, their new company, will take over the Atlantic coast
Earlier this year, Benetti accomplished an important first. It was a first not just for the shipyard, but for any megayacht builder around the world. It launched the third of three yachts that each exceeded 100 meters LOA, all within 100 days of each other. First came Benetti FB277, in December. Next up was Benetti FB272 in
A month after filing for bankruptcy protection in The Netherlands, Moonen Yachts has fresh financial backing. New ownership for Moonen comes in the form of a couple from Australia who enjoy the yachting lifestyle. What’s more, the shipyard has ambitious plans to scale up construction production. In mid-July, a Dutch court placed Moonen in bankruptcy
An expansion plan which began earlier this month is making a major impact at the Derecktor Dania yard. The piers upon which the shipyard’s 900-ton mobile hoist operates are growing in length. This will let the yard handle larger yachts, plus better utilize the hoist in general. Specifically, the piers are gaining an extra 15
Even if you don’t know his name, you are certainly more than familiar with his invention. Raymond Pearlson, a naval architect and marine engineer, invented the Syncrolift shiplift system in 1957. What’s more, this resulted because of a 300-ton lift and transfer system he created for the then-named Merrill-Stevens shipyard in Florida four years prior.