SuperYachtTimes.com's Maarten has just returned from a trip to Pride Mega Yachts, China’s builder of large superyachts. The yard has recently has invested RMB20 million (over € 2.3 million) in a new super yacht construction building to enhance its build capacity and quality.
The new 4,800 sq metre facility provides support for PRIDE’s current construction of the 88.8 metre super yacht Illusion by offering a range of new workshops, stores and offices. PRIDE’s new facility includes new workshops for electrical, carpentry, paint, stainless steel work and storage areas.
Offices for design, project management, and owner’s team are located on the top floor and have a spectacular view and direct access to the super yacht under construction, which is actually built inside the building.
“The new RMB 20 million investment provides a boost to increase both capacity and efficiency of our super yacht building activities,” said Itay Simhony, a Director of Pride. “This gives our regular workforce a much better and fully climate-controlled environment to work in. It also helps us with the training of new staff. Most importantly the new state-ofthe art facility will make it possible for us to deliver great quality to our customers”
Pride Mega Yachts has slightly amended its brand name from Pride Yachts launched at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013 to emphasize on megayacht building activities.
The Illusion project team is continuously reinforced by additional specialists, currently led by 19 experienced yacht expatriates. The yacht is being offered for sale by Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.
Pride Mega Yachts is currently expanding its range working with leading designers and brokers on several new projects.
Expect a full report on the Illusion project in the next couple of weeks on SuperYachtTimes.com.
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