On May 27th, Broadwater arrived at Lauderdale Marine Center to begin prepping for her refit. This 165’ Feadship is undergoing a complete interior renovation, as well as making numerous modifications to her exterior. On June 1st, the refit kicked off and to date, things are progressing nicely. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into a project of this magnitude and completion is not expected until mid-November. Several of LMC’s on-site partners as well as certified partners are involved with the refit, as there is plenty of work to go around.
Broadwater’s transformation is well underway with Drawings, Fabrication & Details, Inc. serving as the onboard project manager and Bill Pratley from Global Vessel Services representing the owner. The hull is currently being prepped by Y&D Yacht Refinishing and once ready, the exterior paint work will begin. The hull color is being changed from white to blue and a boot stripe will be added. Y&D will also refinish the window surrounds, mast & bridge deck aft. All Points Boats is responsible for both exterior and interior structural modifications, as well as pipe work. The interior design work is being done by Adam Voorhees who, at the owner’s request, is planning to create a more streamlined and open feel.
He’s drawn up plans which include adding an additional guest-room, opening up the bulkhead to make a coffee bar, a very impressive aluminum staircase and adding dining for 14 on the bridge aft deck.
Interior Systems Management is responsible for all of the interior carpentry work, while Alt, Breeding and Schwartz, as well as Premier are fabricating the interior cabinetry. Electronic Home Environments is doing all of the AV and IT work, while Sea Coast Fire is recertifying and upgrading the fire system. LMC’s High Seas Hydraulics will work on repairing Broadwater’s hydraulic issues and Elite Marine is busy rebuilding the entire air conditioning system and adding upgrades.
Patience Is a Virtue
As with all major refits, when there is so much work to be completed, patience is key. Noting all of progress that has been made so far and keeping the end in sight, we are excited to watch Broadwater’s transformation and even more eager to see the final outcome of the refit.
LMC’s Partners in Refit
- All Points Boats
- Drawings, Fabrication & Details, Inc.
- High Seas Hydraulics