On Friday 29 April 2016, renowned shipyard – Lusben – joined the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group as its 12th member.
With sites in Viareggio and Livorno in Italy, Lusben is globally recognised as the definitive ‘one-stop-shop’ for all luxury yacht refit and repair projects. The company boasts unrivalled facilities, expertise, technical know-how and skilled craftsmen, capable of handling yachts from 20m to 140m.
First established in 1956 in Viareggio as a refitter of the world’s finest yachts, Lusben was the first company to undertake this type of business and the know-how gained over the years quickly made it a benchmark in the sector. Lusben has refitted more than a thousand yachts and is heralded as the pinnacle of refit and repair yards worldwide. The company continues to grow in size and reputation, the two facilities of Viareggio and Livorno combined, along with the new office points in Marina Genova and Monaco make, Lusben the largest yacht services group in the world.
Viareggio and Livorno feature some of the most advanced equipment to be found in any shipyards worldwide. The 2,500 ton ship lift in Livorno is unique in the yachting industry and is the only lift in Europe with such a capacity. The 110m floating dock can easily accommodate 99% of the largest luxury yachts in the world. Lusben also offer a dry dock of 180m and its specialist paint shed in Viareggio can be pressurised, ventilated and heated up to 70 degrees for an excellent finish. These world-class facilities make Lusben a unique and industry-leading yard capable of handling almost any size of yacht and any scale of project.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards. Working towards maintaining and improving global superyacht quality, the Refit Group follows professional working standards and specified environmental practices.
ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group members conform to a unique Code of Practice, which brings certainty to refit and eases the owner’s concerns on how their yacht’s refit will be managed and the quality that will be achieved. In addition, Refit Group members offer their clients a standard framework contract developed by prominent international marine lawyers.
ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group members consist of Amico & Co, Astilleros de Mallorca, Blohm + Voss, Compositeworks, Huisfit (Royal Huisman), Marina Barcelona 92, Monaco Marine, NCP-Repair Shipyard, Nobiskrug GmbH, Pendennis, Pinmar and Lusben.
The Refit Group can also be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/superyachtrefit