Superyachts Head to Savannah Yacht Center
A 235-foot megayacht recently launched at Savannah Yacht Center after full paint renewal provided by the yard’s yacht coatings partner, Pinmar. Catering to superyachts 60-meters and over, the shipyard is providing full refit, service and restoration for the big boat sector while renovating the yard’s infrastructure, with expected completion during the second quarter of 2019.
With a 140-meter graving dock for yachts up to 450-feet in length and 1,200-feet of wet slips, Savannah Yacht Center’s new 3,240T synchrolift and rail transfer system will simultaneously accommodate over six, 260-foot superyachts, on the hard for refits and service.
Since Jim Berulis, general manager, assumed command of the yard less than two years ago, four superyachts chose Savannah Yacht Center and its 17,000T drydock for their refit and service work.
Strategically located in the United States near the Atlantic Ocean in Georgia, Savannah’s pleasant climate allows refit work 12 months a year. The renovated yard will feature every amenity, including a ship’s store and market, offices, gymnasium, crew lounge, cafe and bar, with the new facilities appearing nearly complete during this author’s recent tour of the yard.