Caribbean Dry Dock Facility Opens Up to Superyachts
Superyachts are now allowed exclusive access to a 180-metre dry dock in the Caribbean, following an agreement between International Marine Management (IMM), a yacht refit and project management specialist, and the manager of the facility, ENA.
Located in Fort de France, Martinique, the dry dock will be extremely reassuring for captains sailing in the Leewards and Windwards as they will now know that facilities are available to them should it be required.
The announcement is a huge development in the refit and maintenance infrastructure that is available to the region’s yachting industry, and comes at a perfect time as the Caribbean season for superyacht charters kicks off this week.
Since changing hands at the start of 2015, ENA has undertaken significant improvements to the dry dock and surrounding area, making the facility more equipped to cater for superyachts. The dock is 180 metres long and 23.5 metres wide, with a 7.6-metre draft (above the blocks).
Centrally located in Fort de France, in an ISPS-compliant area, the dry dock is the only kind of its size in the region and is perfect for yachting clients. Metal workshops are located onsite, with ABS, Lloyd’s and BV-certified welders available. Meanwhile, the renowned French specialist Sud Moteur is able to assist with any scale of project.
Yachting projects undertaken in the Martinique dry dock will be managed by two of IMM’s principles, Fabrice Maitre and Jean-Michel Beron, who have been responsible for a wide range of complex refits throughout the French Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.
According to the brand, IMM has managed several refits in the Martinique facility since 2010, each delivered on time, on budget and to a European yachting-quality standard.
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