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Keep in mind the 3 c’s when considering your next refit and repair: conduct, confer and concur:
Accomplishing a refit on-time and on-budget requires the captain/vessel representative, owner, and yard to be well aligned on the scope of work. Be it a periodic maintenance or an extensive refit and repair that involve mechanical, electrical, piping/valves, hydraulic, paint, joinery, fabrication, or interior, each job/task must be carefully defined to ensure the work can be performed to meet all expectations.
Generally the Captain and Crew remain occupied with running an exceptionally-busy yacht with a demanding schedule. There is often insufficient opportunity for comprehensive planning of a refit or major maintenance let alone creating a consensus around a large project. The out-of-service time of the yacht is meant to be minimized and all stakeholders want the project to get going the moment the vessel arrives at the yard.
A pre-refit inspection is a vital part of starting the alignment process. Shortly after the yard conducts a pre-refit vessel inspection, crew, project managers and vessels rep discuss the findings and prepare the best approach to achieve the desired results. The customer “wish list” and report of findings from inspection should be consolidated and used as a guide for the estimate/quote process.
When considering your next refit and repair: conduct, confer and concur. First conduct a pre-refit vessel inspection. Secondly, confer on the finding of the pre-refit inspection. And thirdly, concur on a report based on the findings of the pre-refit inspection.
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2017 Yamanha Contender Fishing Tournament is an exciting fishing torunament as well as fundraiser. The fishing tournament will take place May 4th and May 6th 2017 at the Miami Beach Marina. The proceeds go to area marine conservation organizations, educational programs and scholarships. Last year the tournament produced a winning weekend for everyone! Boats fished for a $30,000 Top Boat Prize, plus other cash prizes, gifts and trophies. A total of almost $80,000 in prize money was awarded for one day of fishing!
RMK Merrill-Stevens is a champion of marine conservation and education.
Saint Thomas The Apostle parish and school is hosting their annual fishing tournament event. The fishing tournament will take place May 6th 2017 at Cocoplum Yacht Club. The event will benefit the parish and school community. The proceeds from the event will go directly to the Development Fund, which is used for the expansion of the facilities and education programs.
Sponsorships and registrations are available for purchase. RMK Merrill-Stevens is a proud sponsor of the event.
There will also be a Children's Sea-World Tournament (each child will receive a fishing rod and shirt). There will be plenty of categories and opportunities to win prizes, as well as a raffle and live auction. Both Off-Shore and In-Shore anglers are invited. The Off-shore category will include Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna and Wahoo and In-shore will include Snook, Grouper and Snapper.
RMK Merrill-Stevens is a longtime supporter of Saint Thomas The Apostle parish and school.
RMK Merrill-Stevens is pleased to complete the project of renewing the Life Support Buoy operated by the School of Environment, Arts and Society at Florida International University, Aguarius Reef Base (laboratory). "I want to thank RMK Merrill-Stevens, especially Aaron Leatherwood and Stan Crooks both for understanding and working with me in order to correct that initial welding job. Your honesty was refreshing in that particular situation and I will always recommend your yard to anyone that needs yard work, because of the way that situation was handled. I appreciate it all, and look forward to working with you agai," said RMK Merrill-Stevens customer, Roger Garcia, Operations Director Aquarius Reef Base. Life support buoy is comprised of power generation, air compressors, wireless communications/telemetry array, and the capability to incorporate ocean observing sensor packages.
Progress on construction of RMK Merrill-Stevens new facility in the north side of the yard continues. The new faciliy will reflect the fast-paced, high-tech, state-of-the-art 2,700 ton shiplift, and dockside working berths up to 450' characteristic of superyacht shipyards in the 21st century.
A shout out to the crews competing in the Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race race ! RMK Merrill-Stevens is a proud sponsor of this world class sailing competition. Many came to our facilities to prepare for this exciting race.11 teams set out yesterday from Miami and are now in route to Montego Bay Jamaica. Race tracking updates can be followed at tracking . Race results can be found here.
Anticipation is high for Miami's biggest show this year the Miami International Boat Show. It will not only unveil the industry's hottest new toys, but it marks the revitalization of a historic Florida landmark. The event which will take place over President's Day weekend, moved from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Miami Marine Stadium park. Many gathered at RMK Merrill-Stevens booth at the show and meet with the RMK Merrill-Stevens team. Get more info:miamiboatshow.com
RMK Merrill-Stevens is a Miami based, full-service shipyard dedicated to the refit and repair of the world’s finest yachts and vessels.