MB92 to partner with Blohm+Voss for La Ciotat refit facility
by Chris Jefferies
Superyacht refit yard MB92 has been announced as a key partner for the new Blohm + Voss facility at La Ciotat.
This strategic partnership will see MB92’s significant order book of superyacht refit projects rapidly transferred from Barcelona to the South of France.
Jean-Yves Saussol, CEO of Semidep-Ciotat, said: “We are very confident in the long-term development of Blohm+Voss La Ciotat, as the company is addressing a strategic and ever-growing segment of the value chain within our industry by developing yacht refit services within the closest proximity to usual customer routes.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for MB92 added: “We are striving to build firm relationships with a local network of experienced companies and suppliers, and at the same time promote a training programme, which would stimulate apprenticeship within the industry.”
MB92, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, has more than 20 years' experience working with Blohm+Voss’s new parent company Lürssen.
The new arrangement at La Ciotat takes the number of superyacht refit yards in the port to three, with Compositeworks and Monaco Marine also having facilities on site.
As part of the work, the dry dock has been reconfigured and will now measure 200 metres by 60 metres. With a maximum vessel length of 195 metres, it will be capable of servicing the world's largest superyachts and the official opening is scheduled for April 3.