Nautech Group has announced the acquisition of its sixth shipyard, a repair and refit facility in Martinique, shortly after revealing its plans to develop a new full-service refit and repair facility in Cuba.
The newly acquired shipyard offers a 180m dry dock and 200m of alongside mooring in a secure gated facility, which the group explains will “provide all the benefits and experience a superyacht would expect from a European yard.”
Xavier Nedjam, sales and marketing manager at Nautech commented, “We are very pleased to announce that we are now able to receive very large yachts into Martinique, building on our existing presence in the region with our facility in Cuba. Visiting yachts can now expect all the quality of workmanship they would get in any of our European yards, and utilise the services of our European Project Managers.”
The Cuban shipyard was originally founded in 1992 and was acquired by Nautech along with a 500-strong workforce, which the group claims was in response to complaints that there are fewer and fewer spaces available for superyachts in shipyards in Europe, particularly in the South of France.
Xavier continued, "Ultimately, it means Nautech can offer a year round service with facilities in both Europe and the Caribbean, safe in the knowledge that with Nautech’s Support Life Cycle our project managers have detailed knowledge of each yacht’s history and maintenance records wherever they are in the world.
"There are not many yards in the Caribbean with European knowledge and expertise and we are also able to offer considerable cost savings over US facilities.”
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