Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with Adriatic Marinas and the government of Montenegro to redevelop the former Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay into a superyacht refit and repair facility. Photo: Porto MontenegroFollowing the completion of the redevelopment of the yard in early 2020, it will be transformed into a superyacht refit and repair facility. The new yard is expected to be completed by early 2021. The redevelopment is set to create over 300 new jobs, bring trained workers back to the marine Industry in Montenegro.
Damen, Adriatic Marinas and the government of Montenegro aim to have started a preliminary refit operation on the Western part of the yard site by winter 2019, early 2020. Photo: Porto Montenegro“Together with our partners we take a long-term view on making yacht maintenance and refit in Montenegro a success,” commented Rene Berkvens, Damen’s CEO. “A strong customer base at Porto Montenegro and yacht maintenance and refit skills within the Damen Group will contribute to the success of this venture.”
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA