The Port of Las Palmas has announced that a new nautical repair centre for superyachts will be built in the Canary Islands, between the dock of Sanapú and El Refugio.
The new yard will join the likes of similar nearby repair centres in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, and four companies are reported to have shown considerable interest in bidding on the new centre, which aims to increase La Luz’s attraction as a superyacht destination.
It will be capable of repairing up to 60 boats a year, according to sources. A key advantage of being located in the Canary Islands will be the Subtropical climate, which will typically allow the shipyard to work every day of the year.
Iryna Krasnikava, commercial manager of Las Palmas yacht agency, Alfaship, stated that this will present a great opportunity to further increase the rising number of superyachts visiting the Canary Islands, as the area is both a bustling tourist hotspot and popular superyacht services stopping point for tax-free fuel, provisioning supplies and engineering supplies.
It is hoped that the new shipyard will attract more visitors to the islands and encourage longer stays.
For more information, visit Alfaship.