On Monday 10 December, renowned German shipyard, Blohm + Voss, joined the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group as its ninth member.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards. Working towards maintaining and improving global superyacht quality, the Refit Group follows professional working standards and specified environmental practices.
Situated in the port of Hamburg, the northern hub of European shipping routes, Blohm + Voss Repair has a workforce of approximately 450 skilled employees, the power to facilitate large and complex projects and a customised and compact service for all kind of yachts. With covered floating docks, ship life extension programmes and DOCKMASTERS1, (high-pressure robotic waterjets which strip off marine fouling and paint), Blohm + Voss Repair operates some of the most sophisticated ship maintenance equipment in the world – and its motto is, “we repair anything that floats".
ICOMIA (the International Council of Marine Industry Associations) has been the focal point of the global recreational marine industry since 1967. In liaison with our members across the world, ICOMIA presents a strong and united voice in representing the industry’s best interests when dealing with international authorities and major organisations. For further information, visit www.icomia.org
All ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group members have to conform to a unique Code of Practice, which brings certainty to refits and eases the owner's concerns on how their yacht's refit will be managed and the quality that will be achieved. In addition to the Code of Practice, the Refit Group offers its clients a standard framework contract that has been developed by prominent international marine lawyers and factsheets such as 'A client's guide to good refit governance' – The Code of Practice, Refit Contract and factsheets are available to download from the Refit Group website.
ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group members consist of Amico & Co, Astilleros de Mallorca, Compositeworks, International Technic Marine, Marina Barcelona 92, Monaco Marine, Pinmar, Rybovich and Blohm + Voss Repair.