The Palumbo Group has yet reached another successful milestone. After a year of the Group’s successful internationalization of its services from Messina and Naples to the Malta Shipyard, an area covering 270,000m2, the Group recently acquired the Malta Superyacht Facilities. The superyacht Yard is fully in operation and has in a few weeks carried out over 30 Superyacht projects projecting an extensive portfolio including amongst others the yacht Atlantis II, superyacht Pelorus, sailing yacht Phocea, M/Y Prince Abdulaziz, yacht Senses and motor yacht Slipstream.
With expert knowledge in shipyard and marine industry since 1967 combined with the already highly skilled engineers and workforce of the Malta Shipyard, Palumbo Malta Superyacht refit centre can accommodate all aspects of owners, captains and superyacht management company’s requirements.
The Super Yacht Facility covering an area 45,000 sq mtrs includes two drydocks (170Lx25mW) including 130m high paint retractable shed extending 130 mtr and 300 mtr berths. Docks and quays are served with rail mounted cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 50 tons.
Palumbo Group in fact is not a newcomer in the yachting field and operates as the exclusive builder for Columbus Yachts in Naples.
Columbus 177 Motor yacht Prima, a 54m yacht was recently launched at the shipyard in Naples and she will be displayed during next Monaco Yacht Show 2011. Precious materials, construction standards, the most advanced technology and the obtained classification create modern, luxurious, comfortable and environmentally friendly Yacht with low power consumption, reduction of noise and of environmental pollution with the obtained RINA Green Star Plus as an additional notation class.
The same passion, creativity and expertise have been also transferred on the new Yacht Yard in Malta that now can also rely on the know-how and credibility of the Group in the field.
By September 2011, Palumbo Malta Superyachts will offer a range of services including a showroom displaying one of the best yachting products, and also its refit and repair services, including amongst others, engine overhaul, furnishing and woodwork tapestry for an extensive type of yachts including the fiberglass smaller boats. In fact, the Yacht Yard is planning to have a separate open air area for smaller yachts, ranging between 18m to 48m with a maximum 300 DWT. This area will have a slipway and will be equipped with a syncrolift and a Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) able to transport Yachts up to 300DWT. Moreover, a renovated building close to the yard will be utilized as an ideal protective shed for painting works, storage for the winter season and other possible uses required.
Moreover, new exciting developments are at design stage where an old Smithery building will be renovated into an complex for Captains and crew including duplex apartments with magnificent harbour views, fully equipped gymnasium, self-service kitchenette and dining area, bar, Captains office including wifi connections, and a relaxing and socializing area including lounge area, TV room and two open air large terraces. A helipad will also be developed to add to the enjoyment, comfort and accessibility of the yard!
Palumbo Malta Superyachts is strategically located in the Grand Harbour. Unlike many other ports and dockside refit and repair of the World, despite being positioned in a port, Malta Superyachts does not limit the life ashore during the progression of the works. Malta offers a complete spectrum of first class infrastructure options for the Captain and crew including 5 star luxury hotels enjoying outstanding seaviews which offer 5 star spa treatments and dining options, Malta Sports Club, an 18-hole golf course, tennis grounds and a number of water sports clubs which give the possibility for scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and wakeboarding. Grand Harbour Marina, Camper and Nicholsons Marinas International’s flagship marina, is located around the corner in Dockyard Creek within the Grand Harbour capable of hosting yachts up to 135 m with all the shoreside facilities one would expect of the world premier superyacht marinas.
The yard is 15 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Capital City of Valletta, 20 minutes’ drive to entertainment areas including bars, clubs and restaurants, a 20 minutes’ drive to rocky and sandy beaches and 15 minutes away from the airport. The island’s warm, southern hospitality blends perfectly with the diversity the islands have to offer. In just a few kilometres, one can visit unique Neolithic temples dating back to 5,000BC, visit local wine tasting activities, scuba dive in spectacular dive sites and wrecks in crystal clear water, relax on sandy beaches and still have the time to enjoy the varied nightlife. For a slower pace of life, one may consider a visit to sister islands of Gozo characterized by its greener scenery, smaller villages and traditional farmhouses recently converted to accommodate modern lifestyle. To experience the uninhabited and car less, the small island of Comino with its clear crystal blue waters of blue lagoon is an ideal option.