By cleverly utilising the innovative Fastmount panel mounting system, New Zealand based Integrated Marine Group may have unearthed a whole new way of tackling Yacht refits. Refit specialists Integrated Marine Group undertook the complete internal refit of Black Pearl a Bertram 70 dating back to the 1970s. They had just eight weeks to design build and install a new interior.
Integrated Marine Group had used the Fastmount system in recent projects and realised the range of clips and fasteners would allow them to actually build over the top of the existing cabinetry to create a completely new and fresh interior all the while accommodating the interior designer's™ concept ideas. This made the job dramatically cheaper by using the existing cabinetry shells, but it also minimised the labour content and allowed the job to be completed within the effective 6 week timeframe given to transform the interior before the owner arrived.
Dave Low, Refit Project Manager of Integrated Marine Group said "I would imagine that if we had been forced to remove the entire interior skeleton and rebuild from scratch it would have taken at least three times as long to complete. Even gluing panels on top of the existing skeletons would have been far more time consuming and again would have been reflected in the cost. By using Fastmount and taking into account the cost of labour I would estimate that the final price of this refit could have doubled if not tripled."
A combination of smart interior design, a talented refit team and the Fastmount product has allowed one refit project to come to fruition on price and inside a very limited timeframe. Visit BLACK PEARL case studies for more information and images.