Following approval from La Ciotat Shipyards (SEMIDEP), Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) announced today that they have acquired the remaining 51% stake in Blohm+Voss La Ciotat, part of the Lürssen Group.
MB92 confirm their commitment to a long-standing working relationship with the Lürssen Group, with agreements extending to all facilities within the MB92 Group, offering mutual support and added value for clients.
The acquisition of Blohm+Voss La Ciotat allows MB92 to merge their activities in La Ciotat with Compositeworks SAS, integrating all existing employees into the new structure. The existing offices and facilities, including the 200m dry dock, will also remain under the management of the newly formed organization.
Headquartered in Barcelona, MB92 will oversee the merger and rebranding process, phasing out the Blohm+Voss La Ciotat brand by the end of September 2018.
MB92 are committed to the development of La Ciotat as a key hub in the Mediterranean in line with their strategy to grow, improve and provide the best superyacht refit and repair services in the region by combining resources, expertise and experience. MB92 also hopes to be the major user of the 4000t platform due to be delivered at the facility by 2021.
In Barcelona, MB92's facility is a strategic stopover for yachts cruising between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, providing refit, repair and maintenance works to over 100 superyachts each year, from 35 up to 200 meters.
Covering a total area of 124,000m2, the shipyard houses a 220-meter dry-dock, a Syncrolift to dry dock vessels up to 2,000 tons and 70m, a 150 ton Travelift, docking repair quays with capacity for 14 yachts up to 220m, a hard-standing area for work on up to six vessels, a 4,000 ton Shiplift that will permit the dry-docking of vessels up to 105 meters with a hard-standing area with capacity for up to 12 vessels available by the end of 2018.