Our History

The Global Yachting Group was originally created in 2012 through the merger of the two leading superyacht painting brands Pinmar and Rolling Stock. This expansion of the Group results in it being the only superyacht painting company with global operations. In March 2017, the Group also acquired a majority stake in ACA Marine as part of its strategic growth plans in the European superyacht finishing market.

The Company was renamed GYG plc in July 2017 when it became a public company through an Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. In September 2022, the Company delisted from the AIM Market and Company re-registered as a private limited company with the name GYG Limited.


  • The Group signs its largest turnkey Refit project to date, to be completed in Germany
  • Pinmar uses AkzoNobel’s revolutionary Awlfair SF spray filler application technology on first superyacht New Build project
  • Pinmar Yacht Supply unveils new yacht-centric strategy supported by new leadership team and branding


  • Pinmar signs 6 New Build contracts with major northern European shipyards
  • GYG consolidates brands to leverage market leading Pinmar brand globally
  • Pinmar opens new base at Savannah Yacht Center, Georgia increasing capacity for 70m+ yacht refits in the USA


  • GYG opens new hub in La Ciotat, France with Pinmar, Pinmar Supply and Technocraft supplying refit and supply services directly to shipyards and superyachts
  • Pinmar marketing campaign focused on growing market share of the Northern European New Build sector
  • Pinmar Supply expands its superyacht business with the addition of new retail partners


  • Agreement signed with Savannah Yacht Center, Georgia USA to facilitate growth in USA & Caribbean markets
  • Acquisition of ACA Marine
  • Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market


  • GYG management buyout with support from Lonsdale Capital Partners to expand the Group


  • Increasing internationalisation of relevant refit services in the UK, Germany, France and Italy
  • Incorporation of HCOS Ltd
  • Finalising the largest sailing yacht in Kiel, Germany


  • Consolidation of GYG into the New Build market
  • Creation of GYG Germany and GYG Central Services
  • Complete restructuring of the Group’s companies


  • Creation of the Global Yachting Group through the merger of Pinmar and Rolling Stock companies


  • Completion of the world’s largest superyacht


  • Expansion to the USA (Florida) through the acquisition of Classic Yacht Refinishing Inc.
  • Management buy out of Ferretti shareholding in December 2011


  • Expansion to the UK and Pendennis Shipyard
  • Rolling Stock ISO 14001 & ISO 9001 certification


  • Purchase of the Techno Craft, S.L. and Andamios de Baleares, S.L. businesses (expansion into scaffolding & covering company)
  • Expansion into Germany and superyacht New Build market
  • Pinmar ISO 9001 & 14001 certification


  • Management buyout supported by Ferretti and Permira, Italy


  • Pinmar became Awlgrip’s distributor for Spain
  • Expansion to Marina Barcelona, Spain


  • Rolling Stock was founded in Palma de Mallorca, Spain


  • Pinmar Supply & Wholesale division was created


  • Pinmar was founded in Palma de Mallorca, Spain