Trimline, global leader for ship interior refurbishment has been awarded the SHIPPAX Award for its spectacular transformation of Spirit of Tasmania I & II.
The marine interiors specialists completed the large (US$20million) turnkey refurbishment programme on both TT-Line’s Spirit of Tasmania ferries in 2015.
The judging panel gave the award to Trimline, alongside TT-Line, because of “The impressive and successful refurbishment of the ships’ accommodation, resulting in a new travel experience”.
SHIPPAX described the new look ship as ‘She is that rare ship that gets it all right. Rather than trying to dazzle by pushing the technological envelope, she goes back to basics, drawing on the simple pleasures of cruising – reading, playing games, socializing with friends – to create a ship we didn’t know we needed, but which we sorely missed’.
Gary Oliver and Neil Quinlan from Trimline collected the award at the annual SHIPPAX conference and were delighted with the win.
Trimline Chairman, Gary Oliver, said: “Completing projects like this in and around Europe would have been difficult enough but to successfully complete them half way around the world speaks volumes for the team we have here. We were also lucky to be able to build a very close relationship with the designer and owner which meant that problems were dealt with quickly and efficiently.
He added: “The award underlines our ethos of planning, dedication and high quality workmanship resulting in something truly wonderful, which we are all extremely proud of. The SHIPPAX Awards are considered to be one of the most prestigious awards to win in our industry, although it has taken 50 years to win one I am confident this will not be the last!”
The SHIPPAX Awards celebrate innovative solutions with the aim of promoting noteworthy design features. The award jury know the ins and outs of all the ships and are abreast of all trends in the industry, making it a particularly difficult panel to impress.