The quality, expertise and professionalism of the support services offered by British companies is second to none within the global superyacht industry
James Watt Dock Marina
The coast of Scotland offers some of the most pristine and stunning cruising grounds in the whole of northern Europe. No wonder then that Scotland has become a destination for Superyachts in recent years with James Watt Dock Marina the number one choice for Superyacht berthing. With deep water berthing and proximity to Glasgow Airport, the marina is ideally positioned to be a base for exploring the local cruising grounds or more adventurous passages to the islands of the west coast. The marina provides a wide range of services to visiting vessels large and small, working together with local businesses and partner agent MGMT Yacht to provide a dedicated single point contact service for everything from provisioning and fuel to vehicle rental and accommodation. The deep-water pontoon berth for vessels up to 200m, the only one available in Scotland, is a particular attraction to larger visiting vessels.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1475 729838
or visit www.jameswattdockmarina.co.uk
Gym Marine Yachts & Interiors are recognised as the superyacht industry’s experts for luxury gym design and outfitting. The company has partnerships with all the internationally renowned fitness brands and offers clients an enormous array of high-spec equipment as well as custom pieces. Gym Marine works with award-winning interior designers and leading shipyards, and the company is known for its world-class wellness areas that optimise usable space and integrate seamlessly with a yacht’s design aesthetic. Offering a full range of services, from full-scope custom gym design to equipment rentals for charter seasons, Gym Marine is the go-to name in yacht gyms and onboard fitness. Recent projects include the design of a fitness centre and gym for the 112m Renaissance, a sun deck gym for OceanCo’s 105m H3, a crew gym for the 68m Nebula, and a cleverly concealed gym space in the beach club of Amels’ 60m Entourage. Headquartered in the UK and established since 2012, the company now has facilities in the Netherlands and USA to meet growing demand.
For more details Tel: +44 207 965 7262
or visit www.gymmarine.com
The ultimate in faux silk floorcoverings, SYLKA™ Carpets & Rugs, founded in 2010, is one of the world’s leading luxury carpet brands, beloved by the world’s leading interior designers and gracing some of the world’s most luxurious homes and yachts. Made from our carefully developed luxury fibre NuSilk™, the carpet ranges have the beautiful aesthetic, lustre and softness of silk but are easy to clean and extremely durable – so much so that they are suitable for commercial use. Sylka Carpets also offer environmentally friendly carpets made from EcoSylk® fibres, resulting in the world’s first luxury carpet produced from regenerated yarn, which has all the benefits of NuSilk™ and is available in many of the ranges. With a wealth of soft and deeper natural colours on offer, the carpets can also be customised to any desired shade. And for those requiring something extra special, the custom floorcoverings, the SYLKA™ Hand Tufted collection, is a range of handcrafted bespoke carpets and rugs made by highly skilled artisans.
For more details Tel: +44 (0) 208 314 2477
Or visit www.sylkacarpets.com
Safinah is a team of experienced coating professionals with over 100 years of combined knowledge in the superyacht paint industry. We have at our disposal, Formulation Chemists, Application Specialists, Technical Trainers, Boat Builders and ex-Applicators who working as a team have an extensive knowledge of the materials and processes required in the superyacht business. Safinah is truly unique, and our independence and quality are evidenced by our ISO:9001 certifications. Whether it’s a new build project, a refit paint job or even just something unexpected happening in service, you need to partner with a company that has the experience, expertise, and drive to make your project a reality and to minimise the impact of a paint job on your time and budget. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible knowledge, whether it’s for exterior topcoats, tanks, or underwater systems. Safinah has more than 25 FROSIO and 30 NACE qualified Coating Inspectors globally. This makes Safinah the most experienced and best qualified coating consultancy relied upon by Yacht Managers, Insurance Companies, Yacht Owners and Captains around the world.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1670 519900
or visit www.safinah-group.com
BlueFin Yachts is a British yacht fairing, painting and refinishing company operating worldwide with an international reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Established over 30 years ago in the South West of England by Nick Barber, BlueFin has stood the test of time and has been lucky enough to be the fairing and painting contractor to the largest new build superyachts constructed and successfully completed in the UK. From superyacht new builds to refits and repairs, BlueFin has brought their wealth of experience and expertise to projects throughout the world, embracing new technologies and seeking innovative solutions to provide the ultimate yacht finish. BlueFin Yachts also offers a range of marine focused activities including qualified paint surveying, laminating, GRP repairs, carpentry, and teak decking, and works closely with BlueFin Recruiting to supply the ultimate in experienced specialist workers on either a temporary or permanent basis. With their vast experience and contact list, they can offer bespoke teams including leading hands or firm price contract work to support your marine requirements.
For more details Tel: +44 7866 431273
or visit www.bluefinyacht.com
For over 25 years, OceanWeb have been providing industry leading marine IT and communication services to the global superyacht industry. With an established portfolio of 130+ superyachts, OceanWeb offers a full suite of services to meet all your IT and communication requirements. Connectivity Services include maritime satcom solutions such as VSAT and Starlink to market-leading 4G/5G and GSM data packages together with comprehensive IT support, network design, managed email and bandwidth management. For your on board entertainment they cover superyacht TV solutions (Sky Offshore and IPTV services) and bespoke AV systems, coupled with their team of qualified and industry certified engineers they install, commission and integrate a wide range of satellite and IT hardware. For your yacht’s security, OceanWeb are a certified Cyber Essentials Partner, providing cyber risk management plans and crew cyber training, aligned with internationally recognised best practice frameworks. Are you looking for an IT partner for the 2023/24 refit season? OceanWeb have been involved in over 50 new build and refit projects, carried out by their team who prioritise quality, accuracy, and innovation.
For more details Tel: +44 1624 834904
or visit www.oceanweb.com
Channel28 provide secure digital radio crew communications that are integrated with the yacht’s key systems. Developed by two engineers, their invaluable combination of radio system design and software development has enabled them to successfully produce innovative solutions around the world tailored to yacht, crew and owner specific needs. The flagship products cComm, cState and Morse are now installed and in operation on an ever-growing number of yachts worldwide and its proven technology, security features and custom solutions have made it a true success. Channel 28’s range of services and products available for the superyacht industry continues to expand and grow in line with industry and onboard technology requirements.
For more details Tel: +44 (0) 1306 257250
or visit www.channel28.co.uk
Global Wine Solutions
Global Wine Solutions is a world leader in wine supply to the yachting industry. Scarcity and uniqueness are not a problem for their specialist procurement team, as they provide easy access to legendary vintages of the world’s most desirable wines and spirits. With two Masters of Wine and a number of the team WSET Diploma qualified, they have an unrivalled level of knowledge and over two decades of industry experience. Their relationships with the International Wine Trade and the London Fine Wine Trade in particular, allow them to source wines from the most reliable cellars. GWS pride themselves on quality and traceability, the origins of the wines and spirits that they supply are of paramount importance. That is why they work directly with Chateaux and Domaines, reputable importers and private cellars. They believe that fully understanding the history of a bottle of wine, is the only way they can sell a product with 100% confidence. Their global presence ensures that they can deliver to the right place, at the right time, every time. They work with the best couriers and agents, to deliver your wines to you, no matter where you are docked in the world.
To order Tel: +44 (0)330 0562 252
or visit www.globalwinesolutions.com
Spectro | Jet-Care
Spectro | Jet-Care are leaders in oil, fuel and hydraulic fluid laboratory analysis for the global superyacht industry and have a 47-year history of specialist knowledge and precision laboratory analysis services. Considered the ‘go to’ lab for the analysis of oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel, coolant and fire suppression water samples the superyacht focused service is available from ISO 17025:2017 accredited, laboratories based in the UK, USA and Switzerland. The combination of a 24/7 operation with bespoke care management kits and products designed for ease of sampling and submission of superyacht fluids enable a fast turnaround of results. With real-world superyacht operational experience, meaningful technical advice and lab report walk-throughs by experienced marine technical teams, there is nothing artificial about their intelligence This specialist knowledge means there is little they have not seen – if your situation seems an anomaly their experience, combined with the comprehensive database of millions of superyacht samples, will hold an answer. They also hold yacht management condition monitoring surgeries, have a strategic partnership with leading software platform provider, IDEA Data Solutions GmbH and live and breathe the superyacht world as a primary focus.
For more details Tel: +44 (0) 1256 704000
or visit www.spectro-oil.com
Custom Carpet Company
Custom Carpet Company have worked with the clients to design their perfect carpets and rugs, then produced, delivered, and then have installed them in some of the most prestigious settings throughout the world. Add to this their specialist knowledge of yacht and aircraft installation and you will show you a range of endless possibilities. As a family business the company have more than four decades of experience, they will guide and support you through every aspect from concept to completion. They pride themselves on providing the same personnel from the initial consultation, quotation, order process, delivery, and installation to ensure continuity and service throughout each project. The Custom Carpet Company can arrange road, sea, and air freight, with groupage or dedicated options worldwide. Delivery can be made to nominated agents or door-to-door shipments, if preferred. They offer installation with supply of materials throughout the world. The installers are experienced in all fitting methods, including stretched gripper fixing, adhered and peel-up systems, plus the Velcro technique, to allow access on yacht and aircraft installations.
For more details Tel: +44 (0) 1737 830301
or visit www.customcarpetcompany.co.uk
Rapid Marine in Plymouth offers complete lifting and on-deck stowage solutions for tenders and jet skis. A one-stop-shop specialising in adjustable lifting slings, tender/Jetski chocks and tie downs, allows comprehensive packages to be quickly dispatched to trade and retail customers worldwide. By working with manufacturers and boat owners to fully understand their needs, the design team developed a range of superior products, including self-adjusting, removable Universal Chocks, secure tie down kits and four-point rapid lift and recovery systems for jet skis. These creations have been met with industry acclaim, with the Rapid Padeye and the Universal Chocks both shortlisted for the prestigious DAME award at METSTRADE in Amsterdam. The Universal Chocks also received a special mention at the same event in 2021. The team at Rapid Marine continue to design ingenious accessories for tenders and jet skis. Rapid Marine products can now be found on a wide range of motor yachts around the world from small family boats to 100m-plus superyachts.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1752 345 911
or visit www.rapidmarine.co.uk
We can support virtually any superyacht, commercial ship or shore-based installation at ports around the world. We provide high-end hydraulic systems and mechanical engineering solutions for some of the most prestigious clients. Our engineering team is highly experienced in designing and building hydraulic systems, perfectly geared to the requirements of our clients. We offer a total project solution including initial assessment, site visits, design, fabrication, installation and testing. Armada engineers are available to provide support anywhere in the world. They will ensure your systems are functioning and operating at full capacity.
For more details Tel: +44 1326 375566
or visit www.armadaglobal.co.uk