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Preferred Vendors for Safety, Training and Equipment

AIG Private Client Group’s yacht team is proud to work with some very highly trained and professional vendors in our day-to-day yacht activities. Here are several reputable vendors that may be able to assist with your yachting needs:


Datrex Marine Safety Products and Services

Datrex Inc., founded in 1970, is a supplier of marine safety equipment and services. A worldwide supplier of items such as life rafts, GMDSS, PLB’s, safety lights, flotation devices, pyrotechnics, hydrostatic release units, emergency rations supplies, drinking water, life rings and photoluminescent signage. Their offered products have approval of the USCG, EU Marine Equipment Directive and are SOLAS and IMO compliant as well. Datrex has 5 operations in the United States and operates two servicing facilities for life rafts, immersion suits and lifejackets in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida (www.datrex.com).


Bullard Infrared Imaging and Fire Safety Equipment

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems sold worldwide. Product lines include thermal imagers, hard hats, firefighter and rescue helmets, supplied air respirators, powered air-purifying respirators and air quality equipment. Significant in the firefighting arena is the use of infrared technology to see through smoke and darkness. Bullard Thermal Imagers help firefighters find victims, pinpoint fires and recognize structural dangers before they cause injuries and deaths. Bullard Thermal Imagers have a proven track record among firefighters worldwide due to the specialized training, service and advanced technology (www.bullard.com).


Global Ocean Security Technologies (“GOST”)

GOST is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and offers a full line of state-of-the-art wireless security monitoring, satellite tracking, surveillance, acoustic deterrents and cloaking systems for any size vessel. The company offers a variety of protection systems that help with theft, fire, smoke, high water in the bilge, low voltage, loss of shore power and intrusion with contact sensors, motion detectors, infrared beam sensors, deck sensors and dock pull away sensors as well. Their intrusion sensors can be sirens acoustic sound barriers and flashing lights. Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for assistance in vessel recovery, GOST is a proven marine security company (www.gostglobal.com).


Resolve Maritime Academy

Resolve Maritime Academy, LLC ("Resolve"), a world leader in shipboard fire training, provides USCG and MCA approved basic and advanced fire training. Resolve Maritime’s live burn shipboard firefighting simulator located in the Port of Fort Lauderdale is used to train yacht and cruise ship officers and crew as well as professional land based firefighters. The Academy has been a strong partner with AIG in their efforts to support the yacht community in the area of yacht and yacht yard firefighting issues (www.resolveacademy.com).

Yacht fires at most shipyards, marinas and private residences are fought by land based firefighters who have been trained to fight building fires. Yacht fires have unique characteristics with the tendency of rapidly spreading to adjacent yachts in high concentration facilities. Inherent problems exist fighting yacht fires with water, as specialized techniques are required. In addition, a sinking yacht could cause potential higher losses and pollution related expenses.

To that end, since 2012, the AIG Yacht Loss Prevention team, working with Resolve out of Ft. Lauderdale, has conducted training seminars for South Florida’s local municipalities, such as Fort Lauderdale, Davie, West Palm Beach and Miami Beach firefighters. We have also partnered with Resolve to design programs for privately owned yacht captain and crews and look forward to additional training sessions in the future with other strategically located yachting area fire departments. Resolve is available to design specially tailored firefighting training sessions for crews of privately owned yachts of all sizes. Read more about a recent training session.


Newport Shipyard

Newport Shipyard, based in the yachting center of Newport, is a full service shipyard facility that provides yacht refit and repair and dockage facilities with an array of onsite amenities that include: A Café, Fitness Center, Ship’s Store, as well as numerous shipyard tenants to provide support needs to boats of every size, with travel lift capabilities ranging from 70 tons to 500 metric tons. Besides catering to the yachtsman, the Shipyard also runs year round events and activities for boaters both onsite and at other locations (www.newportshipyard.com).


Derecktor Shipyard

Established in 1947 by the well-known Robert E. Derecktor to be a world class builder of boats, the Mamaroneck, NY yard has grown to include an impressive shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale and has become a leader in aluminum boat production, and refit and repair work on the yacht side as well as commercial and military vessels. Best known for the launch of “Cakewalk” in 2010, which, at the time, was the largest (by volume) yacht ever built in the U.S., it also boasts the largest travel lift in Florida with an 820 metric ton capacity (www.derecktor.com).

Last updated Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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