Global marine services provider BWA Yachting has opened an office inside superyacht refit and repair yard La Ciotat Shipyards in France.

The new office is being run by Malourène Corbeille in close cooperation with Sarah Futhazar, BWA Yachting France's operations manager.

“La Ciotat was a sensible choice for us and for our clients,” says Paschalis Patsiokas, BWA Yachting CEO. “The exceptional growth of La Ciotat Shipyards and the strength of the yachting community in the region make it the perfect place to expand our operations, and to offer our great superyacht service to captains in the area.”

Located between Toulon and Marseille in the heart of Provence, La Ciotat revamped itself in the beginning of the 2000s as an important pleasure boat harbour with one of the biggest travellifts for superyachts in Europe.

“La Ciotat Shipyards currently owns an important market share of the superyacht refit industry and is equipped to accommodate yachts measuring up to 200m, a true rarity in the western Mediterranean area,” Patsiokas adds.

“Furthermore, since La Ciotat dry dock is managed by the Barcelona superyacht refit firm MB92, this gives us the chance to grow our long-running partnership with the Spanish refit centre stronger.”