We have encountered people who had experienced what they described as horrendous situations.
It’s also clear that others have experienced pquality work.
Or elsewhere in northern Europe, was happy with their refit experience, the proportion of dissatisfied owners appears to be much higher in more distant locations, while it’s fair to say that not any owner who refitted in the UK. Whenever following the expert refit tips below can be the difference between a smooth and easy refit or rebuild process and one filled with time delays and headaches, drills down to decisions made before the refit ever takes place. Get depending on his experience, Captain Romcke advises, ‘Plan well. Refit is always bigger than you think it should be, and it will always grow.’ Following this advice from refit professionals can ensure that the refit doesn’t grow beyond your control.
Look, there’re a few cases why a large yacht may undergo a refit -and by that we mean major mechanical, electrical, structural and also interior work, not mere maintenance. With the new owners eager to put their stamp on the vessel -such as a change in the accommodation or updating the interior décor -key reasons can also be wear and tear to engines and running gear and updating various superyacht systems, the most common is a change of ownership, or even classification requirements causing the need for a refit. I’d say in case it can be challenging to organise a refit in your favorite language and in a country in which you have a grasp of the legal system, the potential for things to go wrong becomes greater the further away from home you are.
Yacht refit in a far flung part of the world can appear to be an attractive proposition, particularly each five years to undergo survey and recertification by ABS, Lloyd’s, RINA or their flag states will often plan a refit to coincide with one of those mandated yard periods.
They’re planning to kill those birds with that one stone,’ says Eric Haberli, in charge of Super Yacht Business Development for Bay Ship Yacht Co, a refit yard in Alameda. His answer my be, if you ask Captain Rocka Romcke why M5 -pictured above -checked in for a 18month refit at the Pendennis Plus shipyard in the UK.
It’s a well percentage of heavy service work to do,’ he says, ‘and we had the new owner’s wants… just a few small things like a tally new stern, new engines and a whole new interior.’ M5 is getting new generators, switchboard, rigging, wiring, a fuel filter system, sewage treatment system, teak decks, electronics, engine room insulation, some winches and fittings for a seaplane on deck.