Size matters as Monaco Marine opens Marseille shipyard

Monaco Marine recently welcomed the first client, M/Y Madame Kate, to its new facility in Marseille, reports.

The company says that the new facility – with a total dock space of 320 metres – will act as a convenient base close to the French Riviera for yachts up to 160 metres to make last minute stops for technical work and maintenance.

“More and more superyachts want to minimise downtime and our customers have requested that we supply a very fast technical solution to ensure that maintenance time is minimised and the shortest transition between guest turnover,” François Vila, marketing and communications manager at Monaco Marine, told

“Thanks to this new installation, Monaco Marine can now prepare and welcome short maintenance periods with an adaptable capability on its facility corresponding to the specific needs of each client… We wanted to provide a solution for the market that did not otherwise exist for yachts over 100 metres.”

Monaco Marine Marseille joins the company’s existing docks at La Ciotat, Antibes, Beaulieu sur Mer, Monaco and Toulon. Until now, the company was limited to working on yachts up to 80 metres on the hard.