Refitting or refit of boats includes repairing, fixing, restoring, renewing, mending, and renovating an old vessel. Refitting has become one of the most important activities inside a shipyard. It offers a variety of services for an old vessel of any size and kind starting with the construction itself and what is added to it, such as hardware, electric & hydraulic systems, entertainment systems, etc.
Refitting can be divided into several main subjects:
Adding or replacing: for example replacing old deck equipment with new or refurbished ones.
Modifying: for example modifying a yacht for participating in and winning a regatta.
Customizing: for example customizing a yacht for the owner's needs and desires.
Modernizing: for example modernizing an old yacht with modern styling, technologies and systems.
Restoring: for example restoring an old wooden boat for preservation.
Naujok, Michael (2004), Fitting out your boat: in fibreglass or wood, Sheridan House, ISBN 1-57409-185-9
Roselló, Enric (2007), The Restoration Handbook, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-51264-7
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