ONBOARD TAKES A LOOK AT THE FINEST REFIT YARDS ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN WITH THE SKILLS AND EXPERTISE NEEDED TO PROVIDE THE PERFECT REFIT IN 2020
Article by ONBOARD Magazine
NCA Refit offers exceptional infrastructure and services to all superyachts crossing the Mediterranean. Thanks to constant and significant evolution, NCA Refit is considered one of the most important high-level and prestigious shipyards in Europe. The yard includes 100.000 square metres of operational space, 1.320sqm subcontractors’ production workshops, 11 warehouses, 200 meters private dry dock (the biggest in the Mediterranean), 2.000 meters docks, a floating dock for yachts up to 90 meters with a maximum capacity of 2.200 tons, private heliport and in¬house upholstery and steel workshop. The crew village is a space dedicated to captains and crews, with an elegant restaurant and lounge bar on the ground floor with a large outdoor terrace. The first floor consists of a well
equipped gym with a personal trainer on hand to offer advice and training routines in those winter months, a spa with sauna, turkish bath, Zerobody floating experience, jacuzzi, relaxation area and massage cabin. A concierge service is dedicated to reservations and information regarding leisure activities, personal care services and places to visit.
For more details tel: Tel +39 0585 5062
or visit www.ncarefit.com
MB92 LA CIOTAT
MB92 La Ciotat is ideally situated on the beautiful coastline of the Cote d’Azur, a traditional hotspot for superyacht owners and charters, and is able to cater to the needs of some of the largest superyachts in the global fleet. Clients have access to world-class facilities including dry dock space for vessels up to 180m LOA, a 2000t Rexroth hydraulic shiplift, travel lifts, a 50m paint shed, over 2km of berthing space, as well as fully equipped office space and crew facilities including a gym and crew lounge. During their stay in the shipyard, clients will enjoy over 20 years’ experience at
delivering first class superyacht refit, maintenance and repair service from a range of experts in their fields. Supported by our international network of service providers and suppliers, each and every project will continue to benefit from unrivalled assistance long after the vessel has left the shipyard. Ensuring all captains and crew get the most from their stay is our concierge team who will be on hand to care to every need. The shipyard is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and their team will guide guests to the treasures available to them, making every visit to La Ciotat a pleasure. The yard has a 14,000m2 of hard standing area for up to 14 yachts, with four keel pits. The facility can also offer 200m dry dock, 600t crane, 300t travel lift and a 50m paint cabin. And importantly rubbish and recycling collection plus grey and black water processing.
For more details Tel: +33 (0)4 42 83 83 00
or visit www.mb92.com/laciotat
Safe Harbor (SHM) Newport Shipyard, one of the most popular and recommended shipyards in the U.S. A full-service marina and shipyard with over 3,500 linear feet of dock space that can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet. SHM Newport Shipyard is the only marina/shipyard in the heart of downtown Newport with large boat hauling capabilities. SHM Newport Shipyard has four Travelifts onsite (500T, 200T, 100T and 70T) and a 14T dry stack forklift. SHM Newport Shipyard can handle refit/repair projects managed by a team of experienced project managers, onsite workshops, and marine subcontractors who specialize in their trade. The experienced paint team can handle topside and bottom paint
projects, including anti-fouling to race ready levels. There is an onsite three-stage carbon ventilation container, which helps eliminate dust, overspray, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Complimentary amenities include, wifi, fitness centre, water, rubbish removal, recycling, golf carts, dock cart and of course 24/7 security. Amenities onsite at Newport Shipyard include a dockside café, ship store, fitness centre, courtesy vehicles and crew housing. With its friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and event planning capabilities, Newport Shipyard is also host to many other prestigious yachting events, including the Newport Charter Yacht Show, Newport Bermuda Race Crew Party, Candy Store Cup superyacht regatta, and the Newport Brokerage Boat Show.
For more details Tel: +1 401 846 6000
or visit www.newportshipyard.com
Manoel Island Yacht Yard
MANOEL ISLAND, MALTA
Manoel Island Yacht Yard is one of the oldest established shipyards, ideally located in Malta. With an area of 45,000m2. The comprehensive facilities, together with a capable and committed workforce, have ensured a steady flow of satisfied customers over the years. The steady flow of demanding clientele has made the yard evolve and meet clients’ specialised demands. Throughout the years MIYY has enjoyed respect for its commitment, reliability, and workmanship. All projects are undertaken with dedication and professionalism, which is now synonymous with MIYY. Its exceptional infrastructures meet the all requirements in terms of yacht refit and repair, manned with CCTV and 24/7 security personnel with jetty and berthing facilities for afloat work. MIYY is also certified ISO 9001 and ISPS. The yard operates 7 slipways, catering for vessels up to 50 metres 500 Tons displacement. On the hard, facilities are available for 220 boats serviced with 2 mobile hoists of 75 Tons. MIYY is also a Life Saving Equipment (LSA) service station certified by 17 brands and Lloyds approved working 24/7. MIYY has a workforce of professional tradesmen with extensive range of skills in engineering, carpentry, electrical, painting, scaffolding/tenting, welding and pipework. Manoel Island’s
workforce is also completed by approved international and local sub-contractors. The yard’s commitment is simple: full availability, from the yacht’s arrival to its departure with one single point of contact to manage the project, backed up by an experienced team of professionals.
For more details Tel: +356 793 269 61
or visit www.yachtyard-malta.com
Monaco Marine is a network of refit and maintenance shipyards for yachts up to 160m+, consisting of eight service shipyards, 220 skilled employees, 600 trusted contractors and covers 132,500sqm including 13,500sqm covered work spaces. Their expertise, know-how and ability to manage huge refit projects allow them to reach the highest quality standards available on the market. Over 3,000 yachts (between 8m – 160m) undergo refit, repair or wintering at Monaco Marine shipyards every year. Thanks to eight yacht facilities located from Monaco to Marseille on the French Riviera, Monaco Marine commits its expertise and contractors to a wide range of superyacht refit and maintenance projects. Each maintenance or refit request is as if a temporary company has been established, initiated with the aim of providing you with outstanding service and results. Their project managers have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills. They control risk and minimise uncertainty.
Every decision they make must directly benefit your project. According to this philosophy, all employees work by three rules: a commitment to perform to their best abilities, to work within the budget and to deliver in time. After 25 years’ experience, Monaco Marine provides the best support for owners, captains and crew along the year and has gained a loyalty rate of 80% from its customers.
For more details contact [email protected]
or visit www.monacomarine.com
KM Yachtbuilders is perhaps best known for their aluminium custom build yachts, such as the Bestevaer line. A logical consequence from building yachts for 20 years is that those yachts come back to the yard for maintenance and a little later in life, for a refit. Besides maintaining and refitting their own yachts KMY also takes care of other yachts. As aluminium specialists they see many French build yachts pass by as well as yachts with dents, holes or smaller damages to their aluminium hulls. Having the skills and experience of building unpainted aluminum hulls helps ensure a perfect and
smooth result after a repair is done. They are one of the few yards left that has all the necessary yachtbuilding disciplines in-house; aluminium construction, carpentry, electrical and mechanical divisions, a paint shed, rigging and launch can all be done at one location in Makkum. The IJsselmeer is just 10 minutes away for a test sail. In the winter of 2020 they will start refitting the Maxi 80 ‘Il Moro di Venezia III’ and the 32m catamaran ‘Ice Lady Patagonia II’. Both are aluminium yachts. Besides these large projects there will always be room for smaller yachts that need service or maintenance. At the moment the yard is looking to expand its facilities to accommodate larger yachts. Other in-house competencies include; carpentry, both interior and deck, teal decks and Esthec, engine overhauls, electrical systems, painting, rigging and all pre¬season checks.
For more details Tel: + 31 (0)515 233 000
or visit www.kmy.nl
PORTS OF TOULON
Toulon Bay is well known as an essential port of call with exceptional sailing conditions and deep-water berths with access for even the biggest yachts (up to 300m LOA). The world’s most prestigious yachts stop regularly for technical, supply or bunkering calls. They are attracted by ISPS conformity, round the clock security, alongside berthing, short or long term berthing and a broad network and yachting service companies. No less than five shipyards are based in Toulon. They offer an array of know-how, lifting capacities, and complimentary specialisations to offer the widest variety of services to the visiting yachts. Toulon Bay’s port authority accompanies these shipyards’ implantation and development by land reclamation and offering berthing space when the shipyards are full. Quaysides in the south of the bay have been renovated in 2019 and projects for 2020 include a full refurbishment of an extra 400m of berthing for superyachts. Toulon’s superyacht facilities are close to international transport hubs and the major yachting destinations, such as Saint-Tropez, Antibes, Cannes and Monaco. Toulon offers all the commercial and cultural benefits of the 3rd largest city in the Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region.
Within the city there are over 300 shops, museums, an opera, theatres and Provençal market all accessible by foot within a few minutes of the quayside. The Port Authority is also an active participant in the ‘Contrat de Baie de la Rade de Toulon’ group whose goal is the improvement of the water quality and is also taking the necessary steps to obtain the Clean Port European Certification of its ports.
For more details Tel: + 33 (0)4 83 24 30 60
or visit www.ports-tpm.fr
The open-house yard with the freedom of choice to work with almost 2.000 professionals and 500 contractors working within the yard’s facilities. STP Shipyard Palma is one of the best locations in Europe for the repair and maintenance of yachts up to 120 metres long that has a high level of quality and efficiency and a lifting capacity of up to 700 tonnes and up to 1.000 tonnes coming soon. A popular technical yard where captains enjoy full freedom to work. Its particular characteristic of an ‘open shipyard’ facilitates the possibility of freely selecting the companies with which captains and
owners wish to carry out the works. Also, STP has a fuel station in its facilities with very competitive prices in the bay of Palma and offers a free concierge service for clients to make their stay easier. The yard measures 130,000 sqm with a 80,000 sqm dry dock area. Other facilities of note include 7 keel pits for yachts up to 60m LOA, a 50TN crane, 53 moorings for repairing yachts up to 120m LOA. Allowing up to 140 yachts to be in the facility at once. STP takes care of more than 1,200 yachts per year and is part of the IPM Group. IPM Group (Iniciativas Portuarias de Mallorca) is a group of companies involved in the construction and management of marinas and shipyards, and that also play a consultancy role in boating sector projects at a national and international level. It currently has the most comprehensive and advanced nautical facilities in the Mediterranean and a professional team with extensive experience, whose trajectory is founded on quality and excellence.
For more details Tel: +34 971 21 47 47
or visit www.stp-palma.com