Yacht refit and project management specialist, International Marine Management (IMM) has announced that it has signed an agreement with E.N.A., managers of a 180-metre dry dock in Fort de France, Martinique.
The new agreement allows exclusive access to the facility for superyachts, which is a significant development in the yacht refit and maintenance sector in the Caribbean.
Since changing hands at the beginning of 2015, ENA has undertaken significant improvements to the dry dock and surrounding area, making the facility more equipped to cater to superyachts. The new dock is 180m long and 23.5m wide with a 7.6m draft above the blocks.
Norina Edelman, a director of IMM commented, “We are thrilled with this new addition to our capacity. A dry dock of this scale under the management of our experienced project managers is a unique offering in the Caribbean. Having originally worked in Europe, our team is very familiar with working on 100m+ superyachts and the unique challenges that these very large vessels present.”
The dry dock is centrally located in Fort de France, in an ISPS-compliant area, and it is the only dry dock of its size in the area. Onsite there are metal workshops with ABS, Lloyd’s Register and BV-certified welders employed. French specialist, Sud Moteur is also able to assist with general mechanical works.
Yachting projects undertaken in the Martinique facility will be managed by two of IMM’s principals, Fabrice Maitre and Jean-Michel Beron, who have been responsible for a wide range of complex refits throughout the French Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.
According to the brand, since 2010, IMM has managed several refits in the Martinique dry dock; each delivered on time, on budget and to a European yachting-quality standard.
Speaking to IMM of his recent refit, a captain of a 70m+ motor yacht said of his experience, “The combination of IMM project management and the dry dock facility in Martinique makes for a unique service at this location. Without hesitation, I also recommend the professional service of IMM to any other yacht captain looking for service in the Caribbean.”