Virginia shipyard forms alliance with Connecticut interior design firm

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Bridgeport, Conn.-based Clear Yacht Interiors and Portsmouth, Va.-based Ocean Marine Yacht Center have formed a strategic alliance to position Ocean Marine’s Portsmouth shipyard as one of the only U.S. facilities to offer complete yard and interior design/build services.

“Our goal is to offer owners and captains the expertise and convenience of comprehensive services,” Ocean Marine president and CEO Jim Bento said in a statement. “With Clear Yacht Interiors as part of our team we are able to create seamless refits, ensuring a streamlined process for our clients by executing everything from technical requirements, paint and repair services to interior design and custom build-outs.”

“This is an exciting time for us,” Joyce Clear, owner of Clear Yacht Interiors, said in a statement. “Our philosophy has always been to offer clients a full-service experience. This is why we are positioned as one of the only international interior design firms with full joinery and custom woodworking capabilities, in addition to our full-service offerings, including everything from interior design and fabrication to installation of nearly every interior design element. Our new relationship with Ocean Marine takes this a step further by offering clients a remarkable integrated yacht refit experience.”

Ocean Marine’s megayacht repair facility is equipped with a 1,250-ton Syncrolift capable of hauling yachts to 235 feet via a ground-level rail transfer system to a paint/repair building capable of housing two megayachts simultaneously.

Ocean Marine’s green focus is an important connection with Clear Yacht Interior’s interests, as their head designer is a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional.

Clear Yacht Interiors is redesigning one of many buildings on the 19-acre shipyard to cater to captains and crew with a lounge, computer stations, a media center and a conference room.

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