Blohm+Voss has won the public tender for establishing a new facility for superyacht refits located in France. The German shipyard will partner with La Ciotat Semidep to utilize this new facility in the heart of Mediterranean to service vessels over 80m in length. Operations are planned to begin in November of this year. 



Following a meeting held on June 29, the board of directors of Semidep La Ciotat instructed the managing director of the French company to negotiate a lease agreement with Blohm+Voss for a period of 35 months.

Blohm + Voss Chief Executive Officer, Fred van Beers commented:
Setting up a maintenance facility for megayachts in La Ciotat is an important step in our current growth strategy. With our new office in Monaco and this central location in the Mediterranean we are moving our core business closer to our customers; we are now offering more flexibility and tailored life-cycle-services. The dock in La Ciotat is 200 meters long and 60 meters wide. Our customers now have the choice of utilizing our extensive shipyard facilities in Hamburg or our new base in La Ciotat for large yacht maintenance, refits or conversions. Whatever our customers require: we will provide our renowned, exceptionally high Blohm+Voss quality standards and on-time services at both sites

Jean-Yves Saussol, managing director of La Ciotat Shipyards explains: 
We have chosen Blohm+Voss as our trusted partner due to the quality of their business plan, their extensive track-record, the financial strength of the company and its strong desire to work closely with the local community

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