The Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail at Seawork 2018

The Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail is one of a number of specialist sub-sector Pavilions and Trails at Seawork

Over the exhibition’s 21 years, Seawork has incorporated sub-sectors such as diving and renewables, whilst remaining true to its commercial marine heritage. Seawork 2018 saw the launch of the new Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail.

The worlds of commercial marine and superyachts have more in common than one might at first think; technology, engineering, regulations, innovation. The sophisticated materials and techniques used to build large vessels plus the similar needs in design, propulsion and support, demonstrate a clear overlap between commercial marine and the superyacht sector.

Serving the commercial marine industry first and foremost, Seawork 2018 saw sixty-five companies sign up for the new Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail.

Longstanding Seawork exhibitor Landau UK,which supplies and fits electronic equipment unveiled its new electroluminescent marine vessel directional strip lighting, used for both workboats and leisure craft purposes.

Landau UK’s Chief Executive, Ben Metcalfe, commented, “We believe exhibiting at Seawork International is one of the most efficient ways for us to hear what commercial marine customers and suppliers might need from us right now.  Bringing additional focus to the superyacht sector is ideal for us, as our offerings are used across commercial, leisure and superyacht audiences. It’s also a great platform for us to network with like-minded individuals, showcase our latest products and services and get feedback from purchasers and end users alike.”

Ship Shape IMO, known for its Multi Compliant bedding and Mattresses, took Seawork 2018 as the opportunity to share the company’s new extended ranges, including Curtains, Blinds, Carpet, Towels and Storage Solutions.

Matt Nudd, Senior Commercial Manager for Ship Shape IMO, said, “We were delighted to be exhibiting at Seawork again. The market awareness of the IMO regulations around soft furnishings has improved considerably and that has enabled us to give our compliant products much more exposure to a receptive audience. Our new Wheelmark flooring, curtains and blinds were very well received.”

Matt added, “This is the fourth Seawork we have exhibited at in five years and we’ve talked to customers old and new.  Our verdict on this year’s exhibition? Much better, much busier and footfall for us was definitely up.”

REINTJES, a global specialist in propulsion technology, produces high quality marine gearboxes for main drives as well as dredging gearboxes and complex system solutions such as pod and hybrid drives. REINTJES Britain and Ireland Sales Manager, Philip Martin, said the company had a good Seawork and that he considered it a significant improvement for REINTJES on last year. ‘Eighteen months of trading has seen a big uplift in our company profile and it was good to be able to see our existing and potential clients face to face.” He added that the new stand location had seen a major increase in footfall and that REINTJES Britain and Ireland had already booked for 2019.

Penguin Marine Refrigeration Ltd., distributes a comprehensive range of cooling units, standard fridge and freezer cabinets through to bespoke stainless custom units & walk in cold rooms to commercial catering standards. The company, which made a welcome return to Seawork in 2018 and signed up for the new Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail at the same time, has also rebooked for 2019.

The Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail is one of a number of specialist sub-sector Pavilions and Trails at Seawork, including the DiveWork Pavilion & Trail, SMI Shipyard Pavilion, Marine Renewables Trail, RIBWork Trail, and Maritime Training Trail

Seawork and Speed@Seawork return to Mayflower Park, Southampton UK 10-13 June 2019

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