LAUDERDALE, FL, USA – 22 APRIL 2015 Professional BoatBuilder magazine is producing a new annual trade event exclusively for yacht refit professionals called Refit International Exhibition & Conference. The premiere Refit show will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 28-29, 2016. Featuring a series of 24 technical seminars and an exhibition hall, Refit is the only marine event to gather every stakeholder in the comprehensive refit process to share ideas for improvement.

Captains, owners, boatyard professionals, project managers, surveyors, designers, and subcontractors are all invited to attend Refit. By exchanging perspectives and experiences in the technical forums, these stakeholders can brainstorm a more efficient, cost-effective refit process that results in an improved end-product. The concurrent exhibition will display only the most applicable products and technologies available to the unique refit niche.

“Today’s yacht owners are embracing refits over new construction since you can get a like-new vessel in less time and for less money than new construction,” said Jim Miller, publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. “The new Refit show is an opportunity for everyone involved in the refit process to capitalize on the growing industry by improving the technologies and streamlining the methodology.”

Exhibition space is currently available exclusively to vendors of refit products and services. Vendors to the refit industry who would like to learn more about exhibit space should contact Ray Clark at or Todd Richardson at

The Refit conference program is currently in development; industry professionals who have topic ideas should email Nicole Jacques at



About Refit International Exhibition & Conference

Owned and managed by Professional BoatBuilder magazine, Refit International Exhibition & Conference is an annual technical seminar series and trade show that shares ideas and information to improve modern yacht refits. Refit International Exhibition & Conference draws all of the refit-process stakeholders into one forum where they can share their perspectives, discuss their challenges and cooperate to find streamlined solutions for the refit process. Held at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Refit International Exhibition & Conference will debut January 28-29, 2016. More information is available online at