Palumbo Malta running at full speed
The Palumbo Group acquired the Malta Superyacht Facilities in March 2011. The yard is currently fully in operation, carrying out over 30 superyacht projects in only a few weeks. The already extensive portfolio shows well-known names such as Atlantis II, Pelorus, Phocea, Prince Abdulaziz, Senses and Slipstream. With expert knowledge in shipyard and marine industry since 1967, combined with the already highly skilled engineers and workforce of the Malta Shipyard, Palumbo Malta Superyacht refit centre can accommodate all kinds of requirements.
The Super Yacht Facility covers an area of 45,000 m2, including two dry-docks(170m x 25m), of which one is equipped with a retractable shed. Docks and quays are served with rail mounted cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 50 tons.
By September 2011, Palumbo Malta Superyachts will offer a range of services, including a showroom displaying several yachting products, and also its refit and repair services, which allow for engine overhaul, furnishing and woodwork tapestry for an extensive type of yachts, also accounting for the fibreglass smaller boats. In fact, the yard is planning to have a separate open air area for smaller yachts, ranging between 18m to 48m with a maximum 300 DWT. This area will have a slipway and will be equipped with a syncrolift and a Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) able to transport yachts up to 300DWT. Moreover, a renovated building close to the yard will be utilized as an ideal protective shed for painting works, storage for the winter season, and other possible uses required.
Moreover, new exciting developments are at the stage of design, where an old Smithery building will be renovated into an complex for Captains and crew, including duplex apartments with magnificent harbor views, fully equipped gymnasium, self service kitchenette and dining area, bar, Captains office including wifi connections, and a relaxing and socializing area including lounge area, TV room and two open air large terraces. A helipad will also be developed.