Marseille, France (PortSEurope) April 21, 2018 – Monaco Marine has welcomed its first customer at its new Marseille facility, which will operate as a base on the French Riviera for last minute maintenance.
The 61m Madame Kate’s two-week technical pit stop in Marseille included a Lloyd’s hull survey, hull valve replacement, paint touch-ups on several places of the vessel, hydraulic works on the steering system and stabilizer system, among other modifications and repairs. This is exactly the kind of works that Monaco Marine hopes to enable clients to undertake with its new facility.
The facility will also act as an operating base for shipbuilders, particularly those located in northern Europe with limited access to new build clients once they have left the yard. “After delivery of a new yacht, there are still works to be done and shipbuilders need to support deliveries by following their yachts during the first year,” said François Vila, marketing and communications manager at Monaco Marine. “To respond to this need, Monaco Marine Marseille provides a solution to help them offer a better after-sales service: a technical facility and dock close to the French Riviera.”
Monaco Marine SA provides maintenance and refit services to boats and yachts. It engages in underwater painting and wintering, as well as undertakes specific and large-scale projects, such as extensions, interior decoration, paint jobs, or special operations that include preparation of new boats for builders (including rigging) and class certification visits. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Monaco. It has service shipyards in Monaco, Beaulieu sur Mer, Saint Laurent du Var, Antibes, Golfe de Saint Tropez, and La Ciotat.
Source: Superyacht News
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