IMS, the largest yacht repair shipyard in the Mediterranean will open in the heart of the Bay of Toulon. The official opening date was announced at the Monaco Yacht Show last week.
IMS Shipyard’s yacht restoration, repair and maintenance extension in Saint-Mandrier’s former naval air base (Toulon bay) will make it possible to increase the shipyards capacity fivefold and broaden its service offer, particularly for large yachts (up to 80-90 metres long) thanks to a water depth of up to 10 metres.
With a total 130,000 square metres of surface area, 4 to 5 times more than other existing shipyards, a large private, protected maritime zone and gigantic sheds with a ceiling height of up to 15 metres for long term work and material storage, IMS Shipyard can now offer the best tools on the Mediterranean coast for vessels of up to 80 metres long.
The work schedule for refitting the site has been followed scrupulously: the site will be ready to receive the first boats very soon and the first reservations have already been completed.
During the summer, 80 forty-metre tall piles (of the 143 received) were implanted at the bottom of the maritime area at an impressive rate of 2 metres per minute.
The 670 tonne lifting equipment (Travelift) was delivered unassembled at the beginning of July in 17 articulated trucks from Italy. The assembly operation went very smoothly, carried out by a team of 10 IMS colleagues over the whole summer. The impressive 19 metre-high machine that represents an investment of over 2 million Euros for IMS Shipyard is now operational on the IMS 700 site
In September work began on the second phase of the 37,000 square metre central platform: civil engineering work above the implanted piles and transforming the buildings into workshops, offices, reception and recreational areas for crews.
The key advantages of IMS Shipyard
lifting equipment for up to 670 tonnes (including 2 travelifts, cranes, forklifts, platforms and a boat slip for vessels up to 100 tonnes and 20 metres in beam) under full private management offering
adapted costs and flexible usage
100 slots including 25 floating berths
water depth of up to 10 metres for large sailing yachts
long term mooring available for long term work in closed, covered boatsheds
a vast paint workshop: a boatshed dedicated to paintwork that can hold three boats of up to fifty metres at the same time
vacuum system of waste water disposal from the boats
a private and secure site 24/24 and 7/7 including the maritime zone
individual box storage for sea toys and various equipment all year round
a 500 square metre CREW QUARTER designed to simplify daily life for crews (offices, multimedia room, fitness, terrace and BBQ)
a conference/meeting room for 100 people
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