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The submarine USS Angler during a refit in 1962

Refitting or refit of boats and marine vessels includes repairing, fixing, restoring, renewing, mending, and renovating an old vessel. Refitting has become one of the most important activities inside a shipyard. It offers a variety of services for an old vessel of any size and kind starting with the construction itself and what is added to it, such as hardware, electric & hydraulic systems, entertainment systems, etc.[citation needed]

Refitting can be divided[according to whom?] into several main subjects:

  • Adding or replacing: for example replacing old deck equipment with new or refurbished ones.
  • Modifying: for example modifying a yacht for participating in winning a regatta.
  • Customizing: for example customizing a yacht for the owner's needs and desires.
  • Modernizing: for example modernizing an old yacht with modern styling, technologies and systems.
  • Restoring: for example restoring an old wooden boat for preservation.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Naujok, Michael (2004), Fitting out your boat: in fibreglass or wood, Sheridan House, ISBN 1-57409-185-9
  • Roselló, Enric (2007), The Restoration Handbook, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-51264-7