The Yard Brisbane upgrades superyacht refit facilities
The Australian refit facility is developing its infrastructure to improve its offering to the superyacht refit market…
Located less than 2km from the Port of Brisbane, The Yard Brisbane is undergoing development that will enable the facility to accommodate a larger scale of vessels going forward. Over the next two years, changes will include the resurfacing of some of the hard-stand areas, renovations and upgrades to existing buildings and project halls and new buildings for administration offices.
By the end of the first quarter of 2019, the yard will also be operating a new 200-tonne self-propelled trolley. Together with the existing 300-tonne and 600-tonne travel lifts, this will allow greater flexibility within the facility by enabling better access to existing project sheds and hard-standing areas.
“With this [development] planned and underway, we will be able to accommodate more vessels, have more specialised on-site marine trades and be able to service larger, more sophisticated vessels in and out of the water,” explains Mark Phelps, international development manager at The Yard Brisbane.
“We recognise the momentum that the South Pacific region is gaining as a superyacht destination and base, with many yachts arriving and spending two or more years longer than originally planned. We aim to meet the growing demand for yacht servicing with longer-term upgrades to include larger lifting capability, keel pits for sailing boats and more berths for ‘in water’ works.”
Most recently, the yard welcomed 43m sloop Mystere to undergo a full refit that will include a paint job, new teak decks, rig service and keel and rudder removal for survey.
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