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IMS 700 welcomes first superyacht at shipyard

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Just nine months after the start of building work, IMS Shipyard in Toulon Bay has announced that the first yacht at the facility has been successfully hauled out of the water by the new travelift on the IMS 700 site. The yacht was hauled out on the 10th of December, five days ahead of schedule.

Now the largest yacht repair shipyard in the Mediterranean, the site is intended for yacht refit, repair and maintenance and designed to house boats from 20 to 80 metres, and will boast an unrivalled capacity in terms of numbers in the Mediterranean. The IMS 300 and IMS 700 sites together are able to accommodate up to 100 yachts simultaneously.

Denis Pellegrino, President of IMS Shipyard, discusses the construction of the new yard, stating, “This is a rare and extremely stimulating development project for all of us. We are proud to have successfully completed the first stage of the challenge. I would like to thank the members of our teams and those at Eiffage. This is just the beginning!”

Haul-outs will be taking place throughout next week, taking up to 12 yachts. This is a partial opening of the site to satisfy demand while the last phase of the works is completed. The shipyard will be fully completed and the site will be inaugurated for full capacity opening at the end of March 2015.

By Gemma Fottles

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