MB92 Celebrates 25 Years of World Class Superyacht Refit
The Barcelona refit shipyard MB92, one of the world's largest
refit, repair and maintenance facilities for luxury yachts is
celebrating its 25th anniversary. The shipyard started activity in
1992 with the vision to provide excellence in yacht refit, repair
and maintenance, and quickly elevated its offer to cater to the
growing global superyacht fleet. Today, MB92 leads the ranking for
shipyards dedicated exclusively to superyachts.
"At MB92 we are driven by a deep commitment to delivering
excellence in quality and efficiency of services," said MB92 CEO
Pepe García-Aubert. "We have continually invested in our shipyard
and in our people to meet the ever more demanding needs of the
industry. We are very proud to be celebrating 25 years' service to
the sector, and we want to share our appreciation for the trust
placed in us by our subcontractors and all of our clients for
choosing Barcelona for their refit works."
Since its launch, MB92 has developed a network of world class
subcontractors to ensure clients are surrounded by the very best
specialists in the industry. New investment in facilities and
equipment has further cemented the shipyard's standing as one of
the best of its kind in the world. MB92's concessional area within
the Port of Barcelona (which was renewed for another 30 years in
2010) has grown since 1992 from 25,200m2 to 124,000m2 today.
"The future for the superyacht refit market is bright, which is
why we are investing in a new 4,000 ton Shiplift that will permit
the dry-docking of vessels up to 105 meters in length. This
increased capacity will enable us to continue servicing the world's
finest superyachts," said Aykut Ozgulsun, Deputy CEO.
In its 25th year, MB92 continues to grow. In recent years, MB92
has refitted around 100 yachts each year with an average length of
70 meters. With both demand for refit services and the size of
yachts increasing, MB92 is building for the future with the new
Shiplift and hard-standing area that will have capacity for up to
12 vessels at a time.
MB92 is located in the Port Vell of Barcelona, a strategic
stop-off point for the yachts on their journey between the
Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
With 25 years of activity in the superyacht industry, MB92 has
the experience to undertake any yacht refit operation from start to
finish guaranteeing the highest level of quality (ISO 9001, ISO
MB92 has 100 permanent employees and an average of over 900
indirect support service professionals that work as specialist
subcontractors in every naval field, both locally and
The shipyard facilities include:
- Land surface area of 82,500m2 and 41,500m2 of water
- 220-meter dry-dock
- Syncrolift able to dry dock vessels up to 2,000 tons and 70
meters in length
- 150 ton Travelift
- Docking repair quays with capacity to berth 14 yachts up to a
maximum of 220 meters in length
- Hard-standing area for work on up to 6 vessels
- 4,000 ton Shiplift that will permit the dry-docking of vessels
up to 105 meters in length with a hard- standing area with capacity
for up to 12 vessels to be completed end of 2018.
- 8 buildings covering a constructed surface area of 15,200m2,
providing space for around 45 independent subcontractors to develop
and work on services in the shipyard
Find out more about the history and future of MB92 here: www.mb92.com/25-years
MB92 is one of the largest superyacht repair facilities in the
world, dedicated to providing service-refit, repair and maintenance
works to more than 100 superyachts per year with overall lengths
from 35 up to 200 meters.