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Preparing for the refit season with Sky Marine

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Written by
Laura Nicholls

The refit season is fast approaching and after spending the summer cruising the Mediterranean, some superyachts may need a new lease of life. Sky Marine and its dedicated team of technicians are gearing up to welcome these yachts from around the Mediterranean for refit and technical services, agency services, bunkering and duty-free fuel. Sky Marine refit work The complex refit process involves countless contributors, materials, and careful coordination. Therefore, getting the right suppliers on board is crucial, especially those who can provide an expert service aiming to save you time and money. With more than 25 years of experience as a yachting agency, the Bodrum-based company specialises in technical and refit services and has been the exclusive dealer of MTU engines and spare parts in the Aegean since 2012.D-Marin Didim marina and shipyardIn addition to branches in Istanbul, Bodrum, Rhodes and Antibes, Sky Marine operates their technical base at D-Marin, also known as the Didim Marina, for all their technical and refit works - including inspections, mechanical maintenance, shaft and propeller services and routine yearly controls. D-Marin has a fully equipped workshop and the capacity for 600 boats across 72,000 square metres of dry dock space - all of which has accommodated superyachts such as a 41-metre Cantieri di Pisa motor yacht, who underwent maintenance work in 2018 to replace her filters and oil equipment.  Sky Marine refit work After having been delivered to her original owner in 2010, a 30.75-metre Azimut-built superyacht required a seasonal check-up in 2015. She emerged from the Sky Marine shed with a cleaned shaft and propeller, anti-fouling treatment, a fresh polish and repairs to her paintwork and navigational equipment. Sky Marine refit work Another success story for the yard is the full paint renewal project on a 33.91-metre Sunseeker, which also included the addition of a protective shed, protection of the scaffolds, sanding, cleaning, covering the teak and electronic components and launching. 

Sky Marine mechanical refit work Thanks to their prime location along the yacht transit routes through the Mediterranean, Sky Marine is able to issue duty-free fuel to all foreign and Turkish flagged boats and has been delivering top-quality fuel at competitive and duty-free daily rates to Bodrum, Turgutreis, Yalıkavak Palmarina, Fethiye, Marmaris, Kuşadası, Didim, Çanakkale, Çeşme, Ayvalık and İstanbul Ports. 

Besides their renowned refit and technical service, the team at Sky Marine can assist visiting superyachts with administration such as transit logs, custom clearance, brokerage assistance and berth reservations. To find out more about Sky Marine or to make use of their services, contact the company directly via the information found below:

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