(San Diego, December 5, 2018): For over a decade, Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW) has been attracting yachts of all sizes from around the world to San Diego for its refit abilities and superyacht berthing. Boat International Magazine, a superyacht media company that covers more than 60 countries, even released their list of “The Best Yards for a Superyacht Reboot.” MGBW was ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 7th place overall amongst the world’s renowned shipyards. According to the magazine, MGBW’s diverse skillset, new propeller shop, and the fact that it’s the world’s first solar powered superyacht facility are what have contributed to the company’s high ranking. Thus, it comes as no surprise when MGBW was awarded 2018 Refit of the Year by the U.S. Superyacht Association at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, for its multi-million dollar renovation of SCOUT II. This superyacht project was only one of 100 superyacht projects this year for MGBW—the most it has ever serviced in one year and double the amount from three years ago.
SCOUT II was constructed as a steel 111-foot (33.8m) expedition yacht built in 1993 by Brooke Marine and underwent phase three of a comprehensive transformation with modifications by MGBW to the design, structure and sea keeping abilities of the vessel. The most notable upgrades were fabricated and installed by MGBW’s team of craftsmen and women which included a 15-foot (4.57m) steel transom and swimstep extension, a completely new designed aluminum mast, a reshaping of the bow, extensive system and mechanical upgrades and a repaint of the entire vessel with a new color scheme—all of this totaling just over $3.5 million.
MGBW credits the international recognition to its talented workforce consisting of approximately 200 tradespeople skilled in fabrication, welding, pipefitting, sheet metal and machinery.
MGBW is known throughout the industry for its 665-ton travelift which is one of the largest on the West Coast. It has the capacity to lift and mobilize vessels up to 220 feet (67m) and dockage supplying renewable shorepower energy to vessels up to 400 feet (121m).
About Marine Group Boat Works
Marine Group Boat Works, LLC is a family-owned boatbuilding and yacht repair facility with two waterfront facilities in San Diego and one in San Jose del Cabo. It services private, commercial and government customers and has expertise in a wide range of vessels including coastal cruisers, superyachts, sailboats, tugboats, passenger vessels, ferries, barges and patrol crafts up to 220 feet (91 meters). Specialties include complete refurbishments, hull extensions, full paintwork, ABS- and Lloyd’s class surveys, conversions, engine repowers, custom metal fabrications and more.
For more information, visit www.marinegroupboatworks.com.