New Mega-Yacht Refit Facility

Blohm+Voss is partnering with La Ciotat Shipyards in the South of France.

Blohm+Voss, La Ciotat, France
The new facility, set to be in the heart of the Mediterranean, will be used to maintain and service megayachts over 80 meters in length.Courtesy Blohm+Voss

Superyacht builder Blohm+Voss is working with La Ciotat Shipyards to establish a new mega-yacht maintenance and refit facility in La Ciotat, South of France. A dry dock and neighboring workshop will be embedded within the existing shipyard's footprint.

Blohm+Voss, La Ciotat, France
“Setting up a maintenance facility for megayachts in La Ciotat is an important step in our current growth strategy," said Fred van Beers, Chief Executive Officer of Blohm+Voss.Courtesy Blohm+Voss

Services will be available for yachts more than 262 feet length overall, with operations scheduled to start this November.

“With our new office in Monaco and this central location in the Mediterranean, we are moving our core business closer to our customers,” said Fred van Beers, CEO at Blohm+Voss, which is based in Germany. “We are now offering more flexibility and tailored life-cycle services.”

Blohm+Voss will continue to offer refit work at its shipyard in Hamburg, in addition to work at the new location.

What comes next: Blohm+Voss plans to appoint a French-speaking manager for the new facility, recruit local staff and prepare for upcoming projects.