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Old 14-09-2011, 12:03   #1
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Refit ?

What is a re fit I see some yachts for sale and for example
this boat was re fit in 2005
So what is a re fit
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Old 14-09-2011, 12:07   #2
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Re: Re fit

You could also call it an overhaul. Implies that the boat was checked out and all major systems gone over, repaired, rebuilt or replaced as necessary.

Be careful as the term can be used rather loosely by some. If you find a boat you are interested in buying that claims a refit, ask exactly what was done in that refit.
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Old 14-09-2011, 12:13   #3
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Re: Re fit

refit = renovate and i agree with skipmac... a guy could spill paint in the deck and call it a refit...

i think, generally, a refit refers to a 'major' change to the vessel. replacing the gauges is an upgrade / update where as rewiring those new gauges to a new panel would be a refit.

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Re: Re fit

IMO it means that the boat and her systems were brought up to like new conditions.
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Re: Refit ?

In a "for sale" ad the word "refit" means absolutely NOTHING!

As others have said, someone selling a boat might claim a "refit" for almost any little work that was done. You need to get a complete and specific list of the work that has been done, and when it was done.

Another example: a claim of "engine rebuilt recently" can mean almost anything. There are varying levels of engine rebuilding and the word "recently" is completely subjective. My daughter is now 23-years-old, but there are times when it sure feels to me like she was in kindergarten pretty "recently."

So, again, completely ignore vague words like "refit," "recent," "redone," or anything like that. You want a specific, detailed list of what was done and exactly when it was done. If the buyer won't provide that then assume the worst!
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Re: Refit ?

The monastery in Tibet wouldn't let me bring my dog, so I decided to do a refit instead.
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Re: Refit ?

A refit is like an antique car restoration - you can do a frame up restoration where the entire car is taken apart and rebuilt or you can just slap on some new paint and chrome. In general, a re-fit would include new rigging, sails, electronics, paint, fabrics + engine and genset service. I agree that an add sould detail what was done during the refit.
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