Superyacht refit and maintenance specialist IMS Shipyard is expanding and is multiplying its berthing capacities five-fold. At the heart of the Toulon bay, the shipyard is opening 80 additional berths to accommodate up to 100 yachts from twenty to eighty metres in length on its two sites. The shipyard will be ready to receive the first yachts at the end of 2014.
50,000 Square metres of a vast basin have been attributed to IMS in the form of a thirty year lease agreement. There is also the 60,000 square metres standing area on the hard (five times the surface area owned by the company on its site IMS 300) and four enormous boat-sheds for housing three yachts up to 50 metres at the same time.
The definitive go-ahead to begin work was made possible by the signature of a 30 year temporary occupation agreement between the French Navy, the Toulon conurbation committee (TPM) and YSEC from the holding company Nepteam, owners of IMS Shipyard.