232 233 PINMAR USA HAVING THE BEST OF THE BEST P inmar USA is the U.S. division of the largest yacht refinishing company in the world, currently known as the Global Yachting Group (GYG), based in Palma Mallorca, Spain. “The Pinmar brand has been in existence for 40 years and is recognized as the biggest name in superyacht finishing,” says Phil Burgess, General Manager of Pinmar USA, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “In 2009, Pinmar decided to enter the U.S. market, working closely with the shipyards, expanding the service that the company offers to the fleets of mega-yachts that travel the world. The Company wanted to have an outlet in the U.S. side that would be PINMAR USA able to service and maintain the same European service to the yachts in the Caribbean, Bahamas, or Florida.” Although the community of mega-yacht owners may be small in comparison to the overall popula- tion of the world, Burgess says that the company is expanding to the U.S. simply because the demand is there. “We have between 100 and 150 yachts AT A GLANCE PINMAR USA WHAT: A division of the GYG Group, the largest yacht refinishing company in the world WHERE: Dania Beach, Florida WEBSITE: