Increasing numbers of motor and sailing yachts from around the world arrived this past year at Intermarine Savannah to take advantage of the shipyard's repair and refit facilities.
Among the procession of vessels brought to Intermarine for refit and repairs was the 315-ft. M/V Limitless, one of the largest yachts in the world, which was dry docked at the shipyard for three months last year.
"For years," said Intermarine Marketing Director Patta Sloan Conboy
; "our exceptional facilities and service were one of the best kept secrets in the yachting world. But now many owners and captains know that we're the ideal choice for the finest large yacht refit and repair work on the Southeast coast
Among the yachts scheduled for work recently at Intermarine, the 158-ft. Feadship Mi Gaea arrived in September for an extension to the sundeck, part of an aggressive three-month program which entailed revamping of all teak decks, extensive fairing and paint work on the vessel's upper decks, and installation of a Quantum 9000 davit crane to replace existing Akerboom cranes.
The 186 ft. M/Y Chamar returned to Intermarine this past fall for extensive bilge pipe work, under the guidance of Lloyd's, and completion of exterior painting begun on her last visit.
Projects completed in the last year by Intermarine Savannah include the M/Y Kelly Ann, a 105-ft. Hatteras, which underwent extensive renovations, including modifications to the aft end and flybridge areas and complete exterior paintwork. Over three months, Intermarine also
enlarged the fishing cockpit; increased the flybridge area by removing a bulwark and extending the deck; improved access to the flybridge and installed a helm station, and fabricated and installed a fiberglass hardtop over the flybridge.
M/Y Cindarella, an 80-ft. Catamaran, underwent engineering refits, including soundproofing and ventilation, and received finishing touches on interior cabinetry and exterior details.
The 157-ft. Perini Navi S/Y Morning Glory, was in Intermarine's 535-ft. graving dock for routine annual work, such as underwater coatings and a check of its through-hull fittings.
The 136-ft. Intermarine M/Y Bossy Boots, originally commissioned Mia Elise, returned to the shipyard where she underwent annual maintenance including new anti-foul coatings.