Atollvic Shipyard, the superyacht and refit specialist strategically positioned in the estuary of Vigo, North West of Spain, has confirmed a joint venture with New Zealand-based superyacht refit, service and repair specialist, Integrated Marine Group (IMG).
The partnership will ensure that clients of IMG travelling by sea to the northern hemisphere and requiring yacht refit, servicing and repair work while there, will be attended to in a shorter time frame than before. They will be assisted either at the Atollvic shipyard in Spain or on location by a project manager from Atollvic.
IMG clients will also be able to benefit from Atollvic’s expansive dry dock facilities and will have access to all trades and spares required to solve any potential issues with their yachts. A similar arrangement will apply for Atollvic’s clients when travelling to the southern hemisphere.
Atollvic Shipyard was founded in 2006 and is an expert in the construction and refit of custom sail and motor yachts in steel or aluminium, up to 70 meters. A division of Grupo Vicalsa, one of Europe’s leading marine, aviation and military engineering organisations, Atollvic works in conjunction with other companies within the Group to offer clients the technical and logistic support needed to successfully design and build the most complex custom yachts.
Its new partner, Integrated Marine Group was founded in 2003, and provides refit, repair and maintenance, as well as yacht support. Assisting yachts based in New Zealand and across the South Pacific, the company employs a team of approximately 70 highly skilled engineers who have the experience and technical know-how to meet the needs of larger and increasingly complex yachts.
While maintaining the same quality of core services, for which they individually have become renowned, the two companies will both benefit from wider awareness within the global super yacht industry through strategic cross-promotional activities. A further benefit of the cooperation is that they will be working together on new projects, details of which will be revealed throughout 2012.
Alberto Bola, Project Manager for Atollvic Shipyard, said: “We are delighted to announce the partnership with IMG and believe that it will ensure that together we can deliver a first-class service for our customers, whatever the location.”
He continued: “IMG can assure its customers that representatives of Atollvic will be able to respond to any situations within the Mediterranean or elsewhere within the northern hemisphere within ten hours, as opposed to a potential wait of up to 48 hours for a Project Manager from IMG to travel from Auckland, New Zealand. We are of course delighted to also be able to offer Atollvic clients the same assurances while they are travelling in the south.”