UPDATE, APRIL 6, 2020: Tankoa Yachts restarted operations on April 4. Codecasa craftspeople went back to work this week as well. Read on for our original article about shipyard reopenings. The pandemic has had tremendous impact on businesses worldwide, with the international superyacht shipyard sector being no different. Several countries are easing lockdowns, though,
A brand consolidation is underway in France. Now that MB92 has the rights to yacht refit work at La Ciotat Shipyards, it’s bringing all operations there under its name. Therefore, Compositeworks, which is at La Ciotat, will no longer have a separate identity. It will soon be part of a new brand, MB92 La Ciotat.
By the end of September, the name Blohm+Voss La Ciotat will be no more. Instead, the French facility will carry the branding of Marina Barcelona 92, a.k.a. MB92. MB92 is buying out the majority share held by Lürssen Maritime Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG, the parent company of the yacht builder Lürssen. Specifically, MB92 is acquiring
In time for this cruising season, Feadship completed refits on four of its own megayachts, totaling about 679 feet (nearly 207 meters). Three of the refits were back at home, so to speak—in one of Feadship’s own yards in The Netherlands. The smallest was the 131-foot (40-meter) Cipitouba. Delivered in 2002, then known as Seaflower,
Following its acquisition of Blohm+Voss last fall, Lürssen will now use the “Great Dry Dock” at refit specialist La Ciotat Shipyards with a partner. That partner is MB92. This, according to the management company for the French refit site. The roots of this story go back to last spring. That’s when SEMIDEP, which manages La
If you attended last month’s Monaco Yacht Show and were searching for deck accessories, you likely saw the latest offerings from Summit. The renowned furnishing company used the yacht show as the marine launchpad for its newest line, called Krios. The Krios collection of low-profile lounges and three-piece coffee tables are, in true Summit tradition,