IMS Shipyard: At last the largest yacht repair shipyard in the Mediterranean opens at the heart of toulon bay. At Monaco Yacht Show, IMS announces the date of the 15th of December for the official opening of IMS 700 site.

2,700 square metres of earth removed and reused, over 6,000 tonnes of asphalt already used, 2,000 tonnes of piles for supporting the constructions in the maritime zone (hauling dock, breakwater and yacht pontoon), 4,500 square metres of paint applied, 80 members of staff working full time, i.e. 20,000 hours of work until completion… these figures illustrate the sheer size of this colossal project, a project the entire profession has been awaiting for years and which will house up to one hundred 20 to 80 metre yachts simultaneously all year round.

IMS Shipyard’s yacht restoration, repair and maintenance extension in Saint-Mandrier’s former naval air base (Toulon bay) will make it possible to increase the shipyards capacity fivefold and broaden its service offer, especially for very large yachts (up to 80-90 metres long) thanks to a water depth of up to 10 metres.

With a total 130,000 square metres of surface area, 4 to 5 times more than other existing shipyards, a large private, protected maritime zone and gigantic sheds with a ceiling height of up to 15 metres for long term work and material storage, IMS Shipyard can now offer the best tools on the Mediterranean coast for vessels of up to 80 metres long.

The work schedule for refitting the site has been followed scrupulously:  the site will be ready to receive the first boats very soon and the first reservations have already been completed. 

IMS Shipyard

During the summer, 80 forty-metre tall piles (of the 143 received) were implanted at the bottom of the maritime area at an impressive rate of 2 metres per minute.

The 670 tonne lifting equipment (Travelift) was delivered unassembled at the beginning of July in 17 articulated trucks from Italy. The assembly operation went very smoothly, carried out by a team of 10 IMS colleagues over the whole summer.  The impressive 19 metre-high machine that represents an investment of over 2 million Euros for IMS Shipyard is now operational on the IMS 700 site

In September work began on the second phase of the 37,000 square metre central platform: civil engineering work above the implanted piles and transforming the buildings into workshops, offices, reception and recreational areas for crews.

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