Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Caribbean Dry Dock Facility Opens to Superyachts
As the Caribbean season for superyacht charters opens up it is reassuring for Captains to know that while sailing in the Leewards and the Windwards there are facilities that can handle work should he require it
There is now a new facility that provides options for large superyachts in need of a dry dock in the Caribbean
Yacht refit and project management specialist International Marine Management (IMM) has signed an agreement with ENA, the manager of a 180-metre dry dock in Fort de France, Martinique, allowing exclusive access to the facility for superyachts.
The announcement is a significant development in the refit and maintenance infrastructure that is accessible to superyachts in the Caribbean.
Since changing hands at the beginning of 2015, ENA has undertaken significant improvements to the dry dock and surrounding area, making the facility even more attractive to superyachts. The dock is 180 metres long, 23.5 metres wide, with 7.6 metre draft (above the blocks).
The dry dock is centrally located in Fort de France, in an ISPS-compliant area. Being the only dry dock of its size in the area, it is ideal for yachting clients. Metal workshops are located onsite, with ABS, Lloyd’s and BV-certified welders available. For general mechanical works, renowned French specialist Sud Moteur is able to assist with any scale of project.
The yachting projects undertaken in the Martinique facility will be managed by two of IMM’s principals, Fabrice Maitre and Jean-Michel Beron, who have been responsible for a wide range of complex refits throughout the French Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.
Since 2010, IMM has managed several refits in the Martinique dry dock; each delivered on time, on budget and to a European yachting-quality standard.