A model of technological and environmental innovation
MB92 La Ciotat, France’s leading superyacht refit shipyard, announced today that the new 4,300-tonne shiplift has successfully hauled out its first client, the 60-metre superyacht ‘Bella Vita’, built by Lürssen in 2010. She will be joined by a number of other large yachts over the coming weeks before the platform is formally inaugurated later this year.
The construction of the 4,300t facility, which can accommodate six superyachts simultaneously up to 115 metres in length, represents a total investment of €47.6 million for MB92 Group and was delivered on time despite multiple challenges from Covid-19 and supply chain issues.
The works, managed alongside La Ciotat Shipyards over the past 30 months, brought together 80 companies and involved the tenacity and professionalism of hundreds of people to create one of the industry’s most technologically and environmentally innovative superyacht platforms.
The launch of the new shiplift is a historic event for the shipyard and the beginning of a new era for our company, enabling us to develop our activity while providing an unbeatable refit experience to our clients and jobs for the local community.
In addition to standard amenities, the facility hosts a number of innovative features aimed at ensuring ultimate safety and security for each yacht while significantly reducing the project’s ecological footprint:
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Ben Mennem, CEO of MB92 La Ciotat, said: “The launch of the new shiplift is a historic event for the shipyard and the beginning of a new era for our company, enabling us to develop our activity while providing an unbeatable refit experience to our clients and jobs for the local community.”
The new 4,300 tonne facility perfectly complements the shipyard’s existing range of berthing solutions that cater for all segments of the superyacht market. A 300t travelift for 14 yachts up to 50 metres (300t Origins), a 2,000-tonne shiplift for 4 superyachts up to 80 metres LOA and the 200-metre drydock that can accommodate between 1 and 4 yachts simultaneously.