RMK Merrill-Stevens Hosts Refit Center at Miami Yacht Show


By The Maritime Executive 02-11-2019 07:10:37

RMK Merrill-Stevens, a historic shipyard with two yacht repair facilities co-located on the Miami River, will exhibit at the 2019 Miami Yacht Show, creating an electronics-focused Refit Center with the help of industry experts and partners. RMK Merrill-Stevens is known for award-winning refits, repairs and providing maintenance for vessels from 30’- 300’, including the world’s greatest superyachts. The appearance at the Miami Yacht Show comes just months before unveiling their highly anticipated new superyacht shipyard in late-2019.

The Miami Yacht Show will take place February 14-18, bringing luxurious superyachts and megayachts to the city of Miami. This year’s show will be the first at a new downtown Miami location on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways. The new location is next door to several exciting events that will take place concurrently, including the Art Wynwood art fair, Watches & Wonders and Miami Concours, a free day-long exhibition of rare and collectible vehicles. The five-day yacht show will bring approximately 30,000 visitors, hundreds of millions of media impressions and 500 yachts to the area.

RMK Merrill-Stevens will host several of their strategic partners for the Miami Yacht Show to create the Refit Center at booth 200A. The center will heavily focus on electronics with experts in lighting, navigation, security and more. Visitors are welcome to come with questions, take informational materials, learn quick tips and discover how each company provides products and services that can help with their upcoming refit or upgrades. Partners who will attend the event with RMK Merrill-Stevens include Kymeta, Savant, Quick USA, Boning, Nautic Alert and Underwater Lights Unlimited.

Captain Robert “Fly” Navarro will be filming a “Refit Series” at the booth, giving boat owners and crews how-to tips and advice from his experience as a world-class mate on the world’s top offshore fishing boats. Fly turned his passion for fishing into a career, founding a magazine (In the Bite), marketing agency (Fly Zone Fishing), and several prominent fishing tournaments. He serves as the Tournament Director for the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship.

The booth reflects the experience and guidance boat owners will receive when working with RMK Merrill-Stevens, which is creating a new electronics division. In addition to serving as the Refit Center, team members stationed at the exhibit are also excited to share information about the new opportunities available at RMK Merrill-Stevens. Driven by their recent investment in additions and their commitment to Miami and the recreational marine industry, the newly renovated shipyard will introduce 100 new jobs, expanded capabilities and welcoming amenities for owners, captains, crews and partners. The shipyard will also feature a new 2,700 T shiplift and “Old Glory,” a 100 T shiplift for yachts under 100’, which has been the talk of the industry and is now available at RMK Merrill-Stevens.

RMK Merrill-Stevens seeks to become the refit center in Miami by offering high-quality workmanship, onsite trades, reasonable pricing and spectacular results. Join RMK Merrill-Stevens and Merrill Stevens Yachts, exhibiting on B ramp, slips 9-11, at this year’s Miami Yacht Show. General admission tickets are $28 per day with free entry for children 12 and under.

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