Alewijnse targets growth in Mediterranean superyacht growth maintenance / refit sector
Alewijnse Marine, the leading specialist in maritime electrical and automation technology, is looking to grow its presence in the Mediterranean as the superyacht maintenance/refit sector continues to enjoy strong growth. The company is confident that its long experience of working on newbuilds at Dutch superyacht yards and several European refit yards places it in a strong position to promote its abilities to owners, managers and the wider aftermarket.
Last week, Alewijnse signed a frame contract with an undisclosed Mediterranean superyacht repair yard. The contract covers the delivery of electrical integration and automation solutions to super and mega yachts, with Alewijnse offering a combination of local service backed up by the full resources of the group from its base in the Netherlands.
This model has already proved a success. For example in La Ciotat, the Mediterranean’s largest refit location, Alewijnse has had a permanent facility for five years, growing alongside the shipyard’s own ambitious expansion strategies.
Alewijnse operates at the cutting edge of many of the latest technologies that they seek for their yachts, ranging from navcoms and command & control systems to the full range of energy efficient solutions including hybrid propulsion, energy storage systems, virtual generators and UPS. Owners and managers using the yard can be confident that even the most sophisticated and advanced electrical systems will be maintained, upgraded and even replaced on site.
Bringing new business
This gives a win-win result for both parties as owners have yet another reason for selecting the yard as their repair and refit destination and, through its newbuild work back in the Netherlands and elsewhere, Alewijnse also brings new business to the site in the form of after-sales and warranty servicing.
“We have experience and resources not available to local firms that allow us to meet the needs of the largest and most complex yachts,” says Marcel van Loon, Service Manager at Alewijnse. “Our contacts and relationships stretch right across the maritime industry, giving us insights into a breadth of solutions and technologies that few others can match.”
Following its recent success, Alewijnse is now actively looking to replicate this partnership format at other yards in strategic locations in the Mediterranean, on whatever scale is appropriate.