MB92 Barcelona announced today that its new 4,800-ton shiplift is now operational and open for business, with the first haul outs successfully completed in August 2019.
Located at its facilities in the heart of the port of Barcelona, the shiplift platform and transfer system can haul out and manoeuvre up to nine superyachts under 115 metres LOA onto 30,000m2 of hard-standing area.
The new area also contains a large keel pit to facilitate daggerboard works for sailing superyachts.
Pepe García-Aubert, president and CEO of the MB92 Group, commented, “This serious investment demonstrates our continued commitment to improving our service and to provide our clients with state-of-the-art dry dock solutions. I am immensely proud of the enormous effort it has taken to bring this project to fruition and would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication in achieving this great success. Our new shiplift provides us with increased docking capacity, efficiency and effectiveness for all work requiring the yacht to be out of the water.”
Mercè Conesa, president of the Barcelona Port Authority, also said, “We celebrate the launch of the new shiplift located in the Port of Barcelona, which consolidates MB92 as a worldwide reference in superyacht refit and repair. It has been a pleasure to work together on this project that focuses on the latest generation solutions to continue offering a quality, effective and efficient service aligned with the Port of Barcelona’s commitment to innovation.”
Bryan Fraind, VP and COO of Pearlson Shiplift Corporation, said, “PSC is very pleased to be associated with this prestigious new facility and the respected team of MB92. This strategic investment by MB92 has produced a world class facility which will service some of the largest superyachts in the world currently in operation as well as those to come in the future.”