On a global scale the Mediterranean is one of the largest yachting areas in the world. Mid january the TIO yacht exhaust systems team was invited to one of the leading yacht refit shipyards in the south of France for an on board visit for a new refit project. It was a short but great trip. Besides the visit on the yacht itself for an engine room and exhaust system review, we had some very constructive engineering meetings. And not unimportant: after some wet and cold seatrials in January, the weather was like it should be in the Mediterranean. Breakfast in Cassis, what else!