French based refit and repair company Nautech has today announced that they will be opening a superyacht refit facility in Cuba. The announcement comes after Cuba’s borders have been opened to the U.S, with the area anticipated to quickly become the world’s next superyacht cruising destination.
Located to the east of the Bay Havana just 160 km from Florida, the facility will offer full service refit and repair for yachts up to 140 metres in length, with six dockside berths with a combined length of 1,100 metres as well as a dry dock of 151 metres. Services offered to clients will include agency assistance with procurement and clearing customs, as well as concierge services.
The onsite Cuban team has impressive experience in mechanical and technical operations and for specialist works to be carried out on extensive refits and repairs. Nautech’s existing network of subcontractors will be on hand to assist the local staff, ensuring that superyacht standards of work are carried out at every step.
CEO of the company, Pascal Voisin, said of the announcement: “I am excited about this next step in the growth of the company that was founded by family over 85 years ago. The values that we have fostered over the generations continue to be upheld in all the work that we carry out, no matter where the location. Now looking to the future, we hope that Nautech Cuba will come to represent the reference for refit in the Caribbean.”
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