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Solent Refits its Own Yard

Posted on September 4, 2015

By Rory Jackson,

Southampton-based refit yard, Solent Refit, has recently completed the build of its own dredger and received all necessary permissions to begin the dredging of its waters. Solent Refit’s modified berths will be capable of housing superyachts well in excess of 100m. speaks with Allan Foot, Solent Refit’s managing director, about the new berths and the Monaco Yacht Show.

“We have always had berths big enough for very large vessels,” begins Foot. “We have huge floating pontoons on the outer wall of the harbour, but until now we haven’t had the water depth.” Foot goes on to explain that over the last six months, rather than buying or renting a dredger as per the norm, Solent Refit built its own from a salvaged barge. “Now we will be dredging the whole site at will and our licenses allow us to go down to five metres.


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