Hot on the heels of The Superyacht New Build Report, published last month, the second issue of the year, The Superyacht Refit Report is here and available to download now. As part of our strategy to combine The Superyacht Agency’s Annual Reports with The Superyacht Report, this issue brings you a comprehensive market analysis centred on the business of refit.

This burgeoning sector of the market is one that holds vast potential for a large proportion of superyacht stakeholders as it continues to expand at considerable pace. While it may be a corner of the market that is notoriously difficult to measure, due to the vague definition of what constitutes a refit, this report examines the size and profile of the sector, from geographical analysis to refit facility segmentation.

Within the Fleet Report section, we have focused on the top six countries that historically have refitted the highest average LOA, according to data collated by The Superyacht Agency. Here, the data highlights that Germany is the market leader by far, whereas Spain, France and the Netherlands are grouped closely together in second, third and fourth place respectively.

Additionally, our editors and analysts turn to prominent trends manifesting themselves in the market, to provide a clear refit market forecast, identiyfing which size categories can boast the strongest figures.

But it’s not just analytics which make it into this review of the refit market, Mediterranean Editor, Bryony McCabe takes us through the fascinating close collaboration between Imperial Yachts and Amico & Co. that saw the major refit of a 52m 2001 Amels to transform her into 55m Harmony in as little as six months.

Rachel Rowney speaks at length to Jimmy Liautaud, owner of M/Y Rock.It, as he explains why he changed his mind and opted for a refit rather than a new-build project. Here, Liautaud takes us through the thought processes behind a key decisions in his ownership lifecycle.

And, in a superyacht industry publishing first, we present The Superyacht Refit White Paper, a crowd-sourced best practice document that guides stakeholders through every step of a major refit project.  


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