Month: April 2018

Tenant Partner Spotlight: Freedom Yacht Services

Chances are if you were to ask any Marine Industry leader the question; “We’re needing maximum show value for our yacht and seeking a vetted team to optimize the cosmetic condition and preserve it until sold. Who should we call”? Their eyes would perk up and they’d quickly reply, “Call Freedom Yacht Services.”

Freedom Yacht Services specializes in exterior cosmetic refinishing, periodic exterior upkeep, and the application of protective yacht coatings such as polymer, ceramic and anti-foul systems.

Starting from a wash bucket in 2005, owner/operator Josh Cunningham seized on the need for 5-star professional deck services aboard crew-less yachts sitting static and/or awaiting sale in South Florida. Thirteen years later, Freedom Yacht has grown into a specialized trade group of 16 full time crew members and five Admin professionals – quite possibly the largest yacht detailing/deck service support group in South Florida.

Recent landmark developments include-

  • In September of 2017, FYS spearheaded a massive Hurricane Relief Drive with the help from M/Y Grey Matters and Lauderdale Marine Center to deliver much-needed medical and baby goods to the devastated islands of St Maarten and Barbuda.
  • In late September of 2017, Freedom Yacht Service’s bottom painting team coated the largest vessel ever hauled at Lauderdale Marine Center – M/Y Cary Ali weighing in at 475 Tons.
  • In October of 2017, FYS contracted with 3 of the industry’s most prominent Shipbuilders: Ferretti Group, Sanlorenzo and Cheoy Lee to lead in the exterior commissioning of all incoming product. Further duties include Exterior Representation for all Fleets at the 3 local International boat shows here in South Florida.

Tenant Partner Spotlight: Nauti-Tech, Inc.

“Anything with a wire connected” – That’s Nauti-Tech’s specialty and what we do every day. Our ability to understand the most complex hardware/software systems is second to none. We are a solid team of well rounded electrical, electronics, software engineers and administrative executives working for over 20 years towards our ultimate goals:  innovation and customer satisfaction. Nauti-Tech is also the designer and manufacturer of electronic products for the yachting industry such as the YQ100 SmartY and the automatic isolation/boost transformer both distributed by Hubbell.

Nauti-Tech’s service and installation departments moved to LMC mid 2017 allowing for the expansion of the R&D and electronic lab departments at our Andrews Ave facility.

As a service company we are mobile, tri-county or world-wide, but we invite our customers with larger repairs to LMC as we did recently with:

Annamia, 140′ Baglietto:  At arrival from Europe, shore power hook up & Glendinning cable master was installed. We updated the navigation system and added a MiniC. Just before the owner’s vacation, the fresh water system stopped working, and we had to design a replacement from locally sourced analog pressure sensor and PLC, programmed to keep the pressure stable by staging pumps and adjusting speeds dynamically. Later we repaired the automatic doors, monitoring and control system, seamless transfer, DMX lighting and wireless network. We also installed a new camera system,  a cellular modem, TVs and audio systems, electrical upgrades and switchboard repairs. The 100Kva frequency converter failed just a month before the owner’s second trip but we were able to get a new one installed in time.

Victory, 72′ Mangusta: Complete electronics refit, New E-Plex Monitoring & Control, Simrad Navigation, A/V, Kymeta Vsat antenna, Electrical, Security, Lighting and more.

Antelope, 141′ Leopard: updates to Navigation, A/V, Kymeta Vsat antenna, Electrical, Custom TV lift fabrication and A/V automation among other projects.