Superyacht specialist relocates to Hampshire

Superyacht specialist relocates to Hampshire

A global technology firm which provides advanced communications and internet access for multi-million pound superyachts has relocated to Hampshire.

YachtProjects International is set to expand after moving its UK base to Solent Refit’s 10,000 sq m site at Hythe on Southampton Water.

Solent Refit, which has built its reputation on maintaining and refitting classic and modern superyachts, has welcomed the move as it sees a synergy between both companies.

YachtProjects International has a portfolio of products and skills – including hi-tech communication solutions to keep superyachts, their crews and passengers connected.

As well as access to the internet, the bespoke IT systems provide full Global Maritime Distress and Safety (GMDSS) services and links with land-based marine authorities.

Pippa Nicholas, owner of YachtProjects International, said: “Solent Refit has an amazing location on the South Coast of England which suits our UK operation.

“It’s a facility that offers a flexible platform for us and allows us to carry out work easily and economically alongside the Solent Refit team.”

She added: “There is the potential to create more jobs in the future as we continue to grow at Solent Refit.”

YachtProjects International’s US operation is based at Ft Lauderdale in Florida with the UK operation now at Solent Refit.

It is also soon to open offices in New Zealand and Australia.