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Innovation does not always mean doing more. Sometimes, the answer to innovation in business lies in a ‘hands-off’ approach - with the right standards, facilities and processes in place for clients to thrive. This is exactly the case at Lauderdale Marine Center, the United States’ largest yacht repair facility servicing the world’s best-known superyachts with a unique ‘Marketplace Model’. We caught up with Doug West, President of LMC, to learn more about what makes the facility so appealing to such a vast fleet of superyachts - and, increasingly, world-leading shipyards.
The 1954 classic Feadship motor yacht Istros caught the industry’s attention as she emerged from a major rebuild just last year. In possibly the most extreme example of a superyacht rebuild, Istros gives new meaning to the phrase ‘modern classic’. Retaining only the original 1954 hull and form, Istros is equipped with all-new state-of-the-art systems and an innovative, eco-friendly ethos. Now available for charter with Cecil Wright & Partners, we heard from Captain Tristan Le Brun on the remarkable experience of rebuilding Istros from the ground up…
Amels and Damen Yachting have welcomed back a familiar face at the Vlissingen yard - 52m Amels 180 Limited Editions GRACE. GRACE will undergo a four-month refit comprising technical upgrades, a complete hull respray and interior modifications.
Iddes Yachts has announced an exciting new joint venture with Atollvic Shipyard as the proposed build partner for the Class 55 luxury explorer range.
In October 2020, Rivergate Marina and Shipyard announced its plans to construct a new $200m Superyacht Hub. The Brisbane-based shipyard is one of the most important superyacht facilities in the southern hemisphere, and will significantly enhance its refit and maintenance capabilities with the expansion. Tom Hill, Director of Rivergate, spoke to Superyachts.com about why he feels the development has come at the perfect time…
Feadship has welcomed back 57.30 metre yacht Amara for an extensive refit project. Amara, first launched by Feadship as Cacique in 1986, was designed by Frits de Voogt with interiors penned by Terence Disdale. The yacht was sold to its current owners in 2020, who have decided to refit Amara to suit their personal preferences and uses in an exciting project.