SuperYacht Times to host ‘trends in superyacht refit’ seminar at Seatec

Written by Merijn de Waard

In only a few weeks time the SuperYacht Times intelligence team will host a half-day seminar at the Seatec exhibition in Carrara, Italy about the superyacht refit market. For a long period of time, there hasn’t been any good, quality data available on the refit market. Most data is based on what is provided by a few shipyards or surveys. It is time that we change the way we keep track of the refit market and create an analysis that matters and based on accurate, legitimate data. Lady Moura at Blohm + Voss in HamburgPhoto: Peter Sylent

The seminar will kick-off with a presentation by SuperYacht Times’ head of intelligence Ralph Dazert and founder Merijn de Waard. They will present their findings from the SuperYacht Times iQ system after having tracked and analysed the refit market over the past few years.

The seminar will continue with three different panels with members from Lürssen, Pendennis, Monaco Marine, ACP Surveyors, JMS Yachting, Amico and Cantiere Rossini.

The Business of Refit
The business of refit seminar will be a short discussion with a few key players about the market and how we can make it more transparent. We want to learn from the refit yards what their information requirements are, involve the audience and ask what information they would like to have on the refit market.Superyacht Eclipse in HamburgPhoto: Jan Contske

Superyacht Lifetime Maintenance
At SuperYacht Times we see an increase in the number of requests from yacht owners and buyers who are reviewing the total costs of ownership - including the maintenance and refit of the yacht. During this session, we will discuss long-term refit and maintenance planning, the involved parties and decision makers in the process and what their requirements are. Avanti in West Palm BeachPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht Times

Superyacht Refit Trends
The last session will focus on developments and trends in the market. 

Yachts are getting more complex: they use more glass, more technology, so is it getting more difficult and expensive to refit yachts? Do yards need to expand their services and form strategic partnerships with suppliers and subcontractors? 

Is investing in shipyards a good idea? Is it a good investment, what is the ROI? Are we not over investing for a very small market? What are the risks?

Do we see a change in the business model of refit yards? Some yards only rent out space, others offer a few main services, others don’t have a yard but subcontract everything whereas some yards contract the full refit. What is the difference? Eclipse and Octopus superyachst in HamburgPhoto: Christian Hinneberg

Attending the seminar
The seminar is open free of charge to all visitors of Seatec and will be held in the Sala Canova (first floor) on Thursday 4 April from 10:00 until 13:15. 

Don't miss out on our panel of excellent speakers touching on some very important topics in the refit market. For any questions or comments please get in touch with Ralph ([email protected]) or Merijn ([email protected]).

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