2 February 2024

MB92 La Ciotat has secured a 35-month concession for the exclusive use of three berths on the 2,000-tonne platform. This development consolidates MB92 Group’s ongoing commitment in the Region, furthering its collaboration with La Ciotat Shipyards (LCS) and the city of La Ciotat. 

The success of the bid is attributed to its history of successful projects on the platform and the high standard of work provided by the MB92 teams and their local partners. These collaborations have been crucial in the recent completion of one of the most significant refit projects ever undertaken in the Mediterranean. 

Rob Papworth, Managing Director of MB92 La Ciotat, commented:I wish to extend my thanks to LCS and its institutional shareholders for the trust they have placed in us in this new phase of the site’s development. Our steadfast commitment is to promote ship repair in La Ciotat for yachts of all sizes, thanks to the wide range of lifting capabilities available on the site.”

The company has overseen more than 250 projects in this area since its inception, including significant refits that have been recognised by the superyacht industry. This success has solidified MB92’s international standing and has also opened the door to large-scale projects, both in the large 200-metre drydock and on the new 4,300-tonne platform. 

Rob Papworth concludes: The continuous development of our business has allowed us to double our turnover and workforce in six years, a success we wish to maintain and enhance. Additionally, in order to secure the future for the next generations, we will continue to tackle technical and environmental challenges. We believe our investment in this new concession, as well as in recruitment and more tailored training, is vital. These will bolster the status of the shipyard as one of the global benchmarks for technical refit, ensuring that environmental concerns remain at the forefront of our operations.”

A Successful First Year on the 4,300-tonne Platform  
Following a marked increase in its activities last season, MB92 La Ciotat is set to achieve a record turnover, partly due to the new 4,300-tonne shiplift but also to the professional and passionate commitment of all involved.