Azzura Marine: Superyacht Refit Rising
The depreciation of the Australian dollar and tighter economic climate have sparked an increase in superyacht refit and repair enquiries in Australia.
“Owners are now choosing to smarten up their existing vessels ahead of embarking on new ventures. Others are snapping up pre-owned bargains and then modifying according to personal preference,” says Azzura Marine Managing Director and Superyacht Base Australia Chairman David McQueen.
Azzura Marine Newcastle is Australia’s premier superyacht refit and repair facility. “The premium quality of Azzura Marine’s workmanship coupled with the current exchange rate makes our refit service a very appealing option,” states David.
Given the state of the dollar, Azzura Marine’s vast technical experience, its impressive superyacht site features and its close proximity to some of the most stunning cruising destinations in the world, it is little wonder that owners are seriously considering refit options Down Under.
Azzura Marine’s dedicated refit division was contracted to conduct the extensive refit of a 45 metre motor yacht, delivering the vessel from France to its impressive facility in Newcastle, on the east coast of Australian. Over 100 specialists worked on the ten month project, which was completed ahead of schedule.
Testament to the high standards of Azzura Marine, the client’s representative confirmed that “all reports back on the work undertaken by Azzura Marine are excellent and the result of the project has exceeded the owners’ expectations.”
Azzura Marine recently completed works on a 35 metre expedition charter yacht, which returned to international waters upon completion. The company is currently negotiating a number of international contracts while conducting repair work and interior fit out projects on a several well-known vessels.
Having developed a solid reputation for quality work and exceptional service, Azzura Marine’s superyacht facility boasts world-class features, including Australia’s largest superyacht synchrolift, immediate deep water access, generous working hardstand and huge undercover refit shed.
Located just two hours north of Sydney it is the ideal superyacht base from which to explore the pristine South Pacific region. Capable of accommodating yachts up to 120 metres, Azzura Marine delivers world class refit and repair services for both motor and sail vessels.
In addition to refit and repair, Azzura Marine constructs custom motor and sail yachts up to 74 metres under the internationally acclaimed Azzura Yachts brand. The company is also working on several innovative design projects including a sleek 42 metre motor yacht, 60 metre motor yacht, 60 metre shadow vessel and 70 metre motor vessel.