Dolfab is Certified Partner at Lauderdale Marine Center


We’re very proud to announce that Dolfab has been designated as one of Lauderdale Marine Center’s Certified Partners.

This change comes under Lauderdale Marine Center’s new management, and is a testament to their dedication to the highest marine quality standards.

Lauderdale Marine Center

Lauderdale Marine Center is the largest yacht repair facility in the United States. They employ a rigorous system of checks and balances that require all preferred vendors to maintain specific certifications in order to remain in good standing. We at Dolfab exceeded these requirements. We’re OSHA Certified and have our Hot Work Permits, in addition to many other industry certifications applicable to specific projects.


At Lauderdale Marine Center, customers can rest assured that they are dealing with true marine professionals who have the credentials and the experience to handle their toughest yacht repair projects. Dolfab offers yacht refit project management and execution, fuel tank repair, custom fuel tank fabrication, engine room brightwork, and a myriad of other services related to custom metal work on vessels from t-top fishing boats to luxury superyachts.


Being a Certified Vendor at Lauderdale Marine Center further reinforces our commitment to customer satisfaction and to being a leader in the marine industry.

AJAO Hull Restoration: Yacht Refitting

DolFab Metal Fabricators recently completed extensive repairs on the hull of Ajao, a beautiful 80’ Baglietto yacht. Ajao suffered from major corrosion to its hull due to an issue with the external exhaust system. The yacht almost sank due to this corrosion and demanded an array of extensive refinements.


Dolfab was hired to perform repairs on the hull, fuel tanks, and bow. The process of repairing the Ajao was quite an undertaking. The scope of the project involved emptying the fuel tanks and removing corroded sections there, removing large sections of the yacht’s hull, replacing all the missing sections with customized new panels which were then welded into place, and finally pressure-testing the structure to ensure its seaworthiness.


The Dolfab crew found other issues on the yacht. The damaged hull created too much pressure and had caused the teak flooring on the bow to burst open. The team repaired and reinforced the structure of the bow, going through the forward bulkheads to ensure the yacht is seaworthy after all repairs are finished.


Ajao passed the pressure testing procedures and was scheduled for fiberglass repair and paint before it was relaunched earlier this month. Ajao has now been restored to its former glory!


DolFab has been working since 1984 in the commercial and private marine market to deliver custom metal fabrication and yacht finishing solutions in the Fort Lauderdale area.