Closer look at STP shipyard in Palma

With facilities to repair and maintain vessels of up to 120 metres in length, STP is Palma’s biggest shipyard, and right at the heart of the area’s refit industry.

STP are part of the group IPM (Iniciativas Portuarias Mallorca - Mallorca Harbour Initiatives), managing marinas and dry docks and providing advice and consultancy on recreational sailing projects at a local, national and international level. The STP yard boasts travelifts of up to 700 tons and is equipped with cutting-edge technology and facilities, which, combined with their professional team, guarantees an extremely high level of quality and efficiency to their customers.

This consistent level of quality is reflected in the 2500 vessels plus that have placed their trust in STP again and again for superior maintenance or repair. STP manages the shipyard facilities and provides handling and a hull cleaning service, all other work and technical services are supplied by independent contractors, based either within the shipyard area or elsewhere.

Owners are free to select their preferred contractors, although the company also provide internal and external professionals.

Some of the most important strengths of STP lie in their impressive lifting capacity of up 700t, the combination of 5 capable travelifts 700t, 200t, 150t, 100t and 30t, and the esplanade. The 53 berths for vessels up to 120 metres in length and with a depth of 7.5 metres are located in the safest area of the port of Palma de Mallorca. The yard also features 6 jets supplying diesel at 300 litres per minute. Other services include:

- Pressure water cleaning
- Boat cover
- Ladders, scaffolding, towers work
- Rental equipment and containers
- Surveillance and security 24h
- Saltwater boats beached and Superyacht wintering or cooling towers
- Water Supply
- Collection of waste (solid, oily, dangerous, etc.)
- Up to 600A Three Phase Electricity
- Fire connection network in the docks of large vessels
- Air pressure
- Telephony
- Internet
- Parking
- Any VIP service required
- 70.000m2 ground surface
- 6 pits stranded deep draft sailboats
- 5.000m2 workshop
- High flow gas station

One of the latest re-launches at the shipyard is the 66 metre super-sloop, Aglaia. The Vitters build sailing yacht is the biggest yacht ever to have been lifted clear of the water in Mallorca, and Aglaia’s captain noted the superior safety measures at STP as one of the contributing factors to assigning STP this job.

After her initial launch in September 2011, the sailing yacht moored at STP to carry out operations to improve the rigging mechanisms. Aglaia was then lifted out for completion of antifouling painting, work on her superstructure, and other servicing. The successful completion of the vessel has been celebrated with a dock party at STP in Palma, seeing the crew of Aglaia together with Complete Marine Freight raise over €29,000 for three local charities.

By Maarten Janssen

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