A Services Group,
Pleasure is a serious matter !
MONACO MARINE is the network of refit and maintenance shipyards on the French Riviera for super and mega yachts up to 180m+. Our expertise, know-how, ability to manage huge refit projects allow us to reach the highest quality standards available on the market. With a specific team dedicated to a mobile shipyard service, we also operate on your yacht all around the world. Over 3000 yachts undergo refit, repair or wintering at our Shipyards every year. Our 7 Yacht Facilities and our Private Marina located from Monaco to Marseille provide the best support for owners, captains and crews along the year. After 22 years of experience, Monaco Marine gains a loyalty rate of 80% from its customers which is its best reward for the work done on many prestigious yachts.
Working with passion, providing the best tools, staying state of the Art, innovating for tomorrow and always keeping customers’ satisfaction in mind, that's our everyday life.
Historic, Sustainability and Liability,
the Monaco Marine adventure
In 1995, Michel Ducros, on a visit to Monaco, decides to have his yacht repaired. Unsatisfied with the facilities available, he rolls up his sleeves and invests in the super yacht sector. And that’s how Monaco Marine is created, and where he develops services for yacht owners such quayside assistance, wintering and ‘concierge ride’. Then he quickly decides to shift into a higher gear and develop two other centres of maintenance and repair and the founding origins of the network: the shipyard at Saint-Laurent-du-Var (1995) for yachts up to 25m and then Beaulieu-sur-Mer (1997) for yachts up to 35m.
Monaco Marine acquires a fourth site in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. With a surface area of 28,000 sqm, the shipyard is equipped with two Travellifts, one of 140 tonnes and one of 65 tonnes. It also has a 30 tonnes travelling crane and two paint sheds.
In 2007, Monaco Marine lays the foundations of its new shipyard devoted to super yachts. After five years work, the Monaco Marine shipyard at La Ciotat opens and specialises in the super yacht sector. This vast site (45,000 sqm) can take up to thirteen 50 to 80 m at a time for refit and maintenance. It is equipped with a 2000 tonnes Yachtlift® as well as the largest paint shed in Europe (90m) - allowing for the most magnificent refits.
In May 2012, Monaco Marine extends her presence on the Côte d’Azur by setting up at Antibes. Situated opposite the famous ‘Quai des Milliardaires’ (Millionaires Quay), and at the heart of the French Riviera, the yard can accommodate yachts up to 40m. This site also contributes to the development of high quality facilities available at the hub of the yachting industry.
In 2018, the strategic shipyard at La Seyne-Toulon is founded for 50m yachts and catamarans. Indeed, this new service centre for super yachts and large multi-hulled vessels at La-Seyne-sur-Mer, able to accommodate 28 yachts at the same time, will make it unique of its kind. Eventually the new shipyard at La Seyne-Toulon will accommodate up to 14 m wide catamarans on shore and a dozen or so berths will be dedicated to multi-hulls of more than 10m wide.
In 2018 also, the opening of the new site at Marseille for refit and maintenance operations for mega-yachts up to 180m +. The site has 320m long quay, two workshops of 250 sqm each, and covers a total surface area of 8,700 sqm. Currently comparable with the facilities available at the La Ciotat shipyard, this new site completes what the market can offer. With order books well-filled, Monaco Marine is always on the look-out for new ways to satisfy its customers.
Sustainability and Liability for her
Monaco Marine became in 22 years one of the key player as a maintenance and refit shipyard. And it will be the same for the next 50 years. Indeed, to achieve this goal, Monaco Marine had always put sustainability in its DNA.