October 2015 saw the well known STP Shipyard Palma kick off their high season with the arrival of the yachts coming to undergo maintenance and refit works after busy summer season. It will be an extraordinary season for STP, considered by many captains and industry professionals as the most important refit shipyard in Europe.
“It is expected even more activity than in 2015, a year that was already unbeatable,” commented Joan Rosselló, Manager of STP. This is due to a number of factors that come together in a unique way such as the location, equipment and safety facilities, proximity to the airport, the quality of services and companies in this technical area, also the professionalism of STP’s team, and above all, the freedom that the owners or captains have to work with the contractors they wish.
At this time of the year, there are more than 35% of reservations made for next season without being finished the actual one. The waiting list for this year was long, even though the shipyard tried to give space to all requests. Joan Rosselló said: “STP tries to receive all yachts seeking for space whether it is a small of great length, a large refit or simple maintenance works from luxury yachts to fishing vessels. With great effort, we found the way and dates to fit them all, and if we lack room for any great length request, we request authorizations for more space for temporary occupation (AOT) to the Balearic Islands Ports Authority, so nobody is left unable to do their refit or maintenance Works with us.”