Superyacht Repair

Whether it be structural collision damage or mechanical breakdown, our highly skilled technical management will ensure you are underway in good time, wherever in the world you may be.

Damage, repairs and renewals can be carried out either in dry-dock or afloat depending on the circumstances. Our skilled technical management .have experience in carrying out underwater repairs using innovative cofferdams designed by in-house experts. Vast experience gained from working with numerous superyacht owners, builders and management companies has given our operatives superior knowledge of structure, mechanics, services and propulsion systems meaning we offer a total service solution for any repair requirements.

Our qualified welders possess the skills and knowledge to work within the requirements of all principle IACS member organisations on both steel and aluminium repairs and renewals. Mechanical and electrical engineers are OEM trained and experienced in a broad range of equipment and systems.

Superyacht Refit

Building on extensive experience gained from over 30 years at the forefront of commercial ship repair and refits we are proud to offer proven marine engineering expertise to superyacht owners, builders and refit yards alike.

We have a number of ship yards in the UK and Europe directly operating under our control, additionally we support owners and builders with refit support services in third party yards all over the world. Our internal skills set allows us to deliver all principle refit services in-house, however, if there are specific contractors you have a preference to use; we can facilitate and manage them for you.

Many of our refit customers are serviced via mutually beneficial long term agreements and give testimony to both our capability and professionalism. Our superyacht refit experience is significant having managed and supported many refits in our shipyards and those of third parties.

Unlike many other UK and international refit yards, we can be entirely flexible from both a management and sub-contractor perspective.

Both the large scale refits of M/Y Shemara and M/Y Lady A (former M/Y Southern Cross III) were conducted in an ‘owner managed’ environment with staff from Southampton Marine Services providing core ship repair skills, yard services and project management whilst major packages of works were sub-contracted by the ‘owners team’ elsewhere. Such collaboration has proven both operationally effective and financially beneficial to all parties; it also ensures that the ‘owners team’ maintain control of both the project and the budget.

We are proud to have supported the major refit and restoration of the classic M.Y. Shemara in such a fashion by providing specialist support and personnel to the owner’s team for structural and fabrication works, mechanical engineering works and pipefitting.

Refit Experience

We have amassed many hundred and thousands of man hours in support of superyacht refit projects. These are just some examples of our recent completed and ongoing superyacht refits:

  • M/Y 64m Classic Complete rebuild; all structural fabrication (steel and aluminium), full mechanical and pipe work fit out.
  • M/Y 78m Abeking & Rasmussen 12 month warranty docking and refit; interior, exterior, mechanical and structural works.
  • M/Y 44m Feadship New steel transom, extension of two aluminium decks, new engine room; fleeting and installation of machinery package.
  • M/Y 42m Custom Fabricate and fit new main engine exhaust system. Fabricate and fit new steel crew access deck house and hatch.
  • M/Y 55m Sterling Yachts Major refit including interior, exterior GRP mods and repairs and installation of new stabilisers.
  • M/Y 60m Fr. Schweers Shipyard / Kusch Yachts Major refit and a new paint scheme.
  • M/Y 55m Swiftship Major refit including interior, exterior, structural modifcations and machinery upgrade and overhaul.
  • M/Y 34m Brooke Marine Major refit; to include mechanical and structural works, and a new paint scheme.

case studies

HSC Manannan

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QEC Carrier

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MY Shemara

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client testimonials

You should be very proud of all that you do, it is wonderful.
Classic Yacht Owner
Many thanks for your rapid work today; we are back in action again
Chief Engineer, Solent Ship Operator
Please pass on my thanks and also the thanks from my Chief Executive and Operations Director, the support of the SMS team is very much appreciated
Head of Engineering, Solent Ferry Operator
Many thanks for your teams hard graft, the work was completed and as always I am extremely happy with the quality
Colour Sergeant, Royal Marines HM Naval Base Devonport
Thank the welders, the work that they produced was to the highest standard and were great to work with
Project Manager, UK Shipyard
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