Yacht maintenance and remodelling yard IBC Shipyard has announced its Marina Casa de Campo facilities in La Romana, located along the Chavon River, will be receiving a new 300-tonne travel lift in November as part of an ongoing expansion project.
The site development is being implemented to allow IBC Shipyard to focus on a broader market of vessels which, in turn, will create new jobs in the area of La Romana and the Dominican Republic.
According to chief executive officer Giacomo Moriconi, the yard’s current 120-tonne travel lift restricts the workload IBC can undertake, meaning it was regularly at maximum capacity. The incorporation of the new 11-metre, 300-tonne travel lift will increase the availability of hauling and launching services, and provide greater strength, efficiency, safety and versatility that will help increase the yard’s productivity.
In a release, IBC outlined that it will allow the company to continue its current service operations and add to its vast portfolio of services, ensuring the necessary capacities for catamarans, sport fishing boats, barges, tugboats, sailboats and boats of all sizes, including superyachts.
It has been revealed that the new travel lift will not only benefit the Dominican marine industry; it will also help stimulate the local economy and regional nautical market.
Established in 2000 by Mauro Caslini, the shipyard has repaired and remodelled thousands of ships in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic for clients from all over the world.
From small maintenance jobs to complete remodelling of both architecture and naval engineering, Caslini and his team have worked towards expanding the yard’s services to ensure its continued growth year on year.