The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has announced new members. The association said in a statement that the IMS Shipyard has joined its Superyacht Refit Group. Four other companies have joined the ICOMIA Marinas Group. The new members include ASAR|Safe Harbour Dry Stacks, HydroHoist Marine Group, Poralu Marine and West Istanbul Marina.
ICOMIA said that its Superyacht Refit Group represents “quality refit, repair and maintenance yards and aim to collectively improve quality within the group, follow professional working standards and meet specified environmental best practices.” The group has produced documents such as the Code of Practice and the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Standard Framework Contract. Both documents were designed to improve certainty in refits, according to ICOMIA.
IMS Shipyard, which is located on two nearby sites on the French Riviera, has specialized in yacht refits since 1987. The yard can accommodate yachts from 65 to 295 feet LOA. It has a total surface area of 1.4 million square feet.
The ICOMIA Marina Group, according to the association, “works collaboratively to improve the sharing and exchange of information with respect to the development and best practice management of marinas, boat storage facilities, boating access and associated infrastructure throughout the world.” It produces the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, held on a biennial basis.
The new members include ASAR|Safe Harbour Dry Stacks, a subsidiary of GCM Contracting Solutions, a full-service construction firm. ASAR|Safe Harbour Dry Stacks offers complete turnkey construction and automation solutions specifically for the marine industry, to build storm safe concrete and metal marine structures that offer fully-automated smart storage solutions for dry stack facilities.
HydroHoist Marine Group includes HydroHoist Boat Lifts and HyPower Power Pedestals. The company also has RotoMoldUSA, a plastics rotomolding company. HydroHoist Boat Lifts is the market originator and largest hydro-pneumatic boat lift manufacturer in the world. HydroHoist Boat Lifts manufactures and sells lifts ranging from 1,500-pound drive-on docking platform for PWCs to boat lifts that will accommodate a 60,000-pound watercraft. HydroHoist Boat Lifts are available in 23 countries. The company has an international distributor and dealer network in more than 18 countries.
West Istanbul Marina has marina facilities, reﬁt and maintenance services for yachts, and shopping centers, restaurants and bars, sport and spa centers, beach, sailing school and yacht club. West Istanbul Marina is located on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.