It looks as if the UK superyacht industry will continue to expand as Solent Refit has recently announced that they have secured a long term lease on their 1500t slipway, transfer system and 10,000 square metre undercover facility, which is close to Southampton.
Solent Refit, already one of the UK’s leading refit and repair yards for the yachting industry, placed a lot of effort into acquiring the lease.
Allan Foot, director of the yard said, “This was the culmination of many months negotiation, and is great news for the long term future of the Solent Refit facility. The yard has been going from strength to strength over the past 5 years. In fact we have just launched our 50th vessel through the facility, and future enquiries are very strong. We specialise in all types of medium to large yachts, with a skilled work force to cater for all possible needs.”
Allan further supported the claim that the UK’s part in the superyacht industry is growing as he continued, “We are finding more and more vessels realising its worth the passage up from the Med and other regions for any serious refits in terms of both quality and cost. Our economic rates, general work ethic and huge under cover working halls preventing projects being held up due to bad weather ensure this.”
Solent Refit had already welcomed a number of big projects to their facilities in Southampton, UK, for their winter refits, and with the confirmed long term lease of their new facilities, are sure to welcome more yachts in the future.
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