Spanish refit yard installs 4,800-ton lift


Yacht refit yard MB92 Barcelona said that its new 4,800-ton shiplift is now operational. The lift platform and transfer system can haul out and maneuver up to nine superyachts under 377 feet onto 330,000 square feet of hard-standing area. The area also has a keel pit for sailing superyachts with dagger-boards.

“This serious investment demonstrates our continued commitment to improving our service and to provide our clients with state-of-the-art dry dock solutions,” said Pepe García-Aubert, president and CEO of MB92 Group, in a statement. “Our new shiplift provides us with increased docking capacity, efficiency and effectiveness for all work requiring the yacht to be out of the water.”

The project started in 2015. MB92’s technical management team has been working beside Barcelona Port Authorities and private companies like Pearlson Shiplift on the installation.

“This strategic investment by MB92 has produced a world-class facility that will service some of the largest superyachts in the world as well as those to come in the future,” said Bryan Fraind, Pearlson’s vice president and chief operating officer, in the statement.

MB92 Barcelona said it provides service-refit, repair and maintenance works on more than 100 superyachts per year.