Captain John Crupi’s Rubicon Maritime Opens Up Refit of Award-Winning Megayacht Dorothea III at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2021, October 27-31, 2021

The company organizes a special event for industry and VIPs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Captain that of John Crupi Rubicon Maritime Group is delighted to announce the start of the refit of its First Class transformation on Dorothea III, a 45m Megayacht Cheoy Lee, at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Dorothea III will be on display at the Merle Wood & Associates exhibition space (HOF FD33), and Rubicon Maritime will host exclusive tours of the show as well as South Florida cocktails Distillers on the ship for media, VIPs and qualified guests on Thursday October 28e of 4-6 p.m..

“Carrying out a refit is without a doubt one of the most difficult projects a given yacht will ever see, arguably in some ways more difficult than the initial construction,” said Ben koppenhoefer, founder of Elite Marine A / C, Southern Marine Supply and Spot Zero Reverse Osmose. “Having an organized project manager with in-depth knowledge of all the different systems and finishes is essential. Having an organized project manager like Jean Crupi from Rubicon Maritime, who has also sailed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles as a captain and has conducted an expedition program around the world several times, is a game-changer. “

Despite the strict guidelines of the Covid restrictions which have delayed a large number of marine refits and new builds, Rubicon Maritime completed two large simultaneous refits side by side in just 6 months, on time and on budget, the 95 ‘ Sea Force Sportfisher Bonny Lire and Dorothée III.

The overhaul on Dorothea III included a full exterior paint (top and hull), replacements and repairs to all teak exterior decks, hull sandblasting, anti-fouling protection application and automatic plating gauge. hull in key areas, a new wooden floor and complete overhaul of the interior floors, an interior overhaul of decor and styling, a replacement of all sea valves and piping, a high-end rebuild on the main motor, 3 new Northern Lights 80 Kw generators, a new frequency converter and upgrades to all major systems including hydraulics, stabilizers, air conditioning and plumbing.

All work has been carried out in accordance with Maltese Cross A100 standards to bring the vessel back to Lloyd’s Classification.

Dorothea III is ready to travel the world and give its owner limitless adventures and years of memories.

Cocktails with the Captain on Dorothea III on Thursday, October 28 of 4-6 p.m.

Media and qualified guests interested in Dorothea III can reach Captain Crupi on Thursday October 28 of 4-6 p.m.. Enjoy a cocktail from South Florida Distillers, Fort Lauderdale oldest distillery and learn how Rubicon Maritimes’ unique approach to refit art led to the transformation of Dorothea III in record time.

RSVP by 25 October 2021 To [email protected].

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