The French refit and repair specialist has signed an agreement with the Atlantic Refit Center to operate from the facility’s two dry docks in La Rochelle. The La Ciotat-based yard is also increasing its service offering in Marseille.

La Rochelle Atlantic Refit Center

La Rochelle’s Atlantic Refit Center

Compositeworks, the French refit and repair specialist, has signed an agreement with the Atlantic Refit Center to operate from the facility’s two dry docks in La Rochelle – one measuring 176m and the other 107m in length.

“We are very pleased today to be able to offer our clients more options for where they can receive a CW refit,” says CEO Ben Mennem, whose company recently reported a record season with turnover rising by over 20% this year to €45m.

“With experience of managing projects outside of our historic La Ciotat base now firmly under our belt, we strongly believe we can bring our exceptional service and technical know-how to La Rochelle, who over the past 10 years have already developed an excellent reputation for superyacht conversions and paintwork.”

The Atlantic Refit Center is said to be the only superyacht facility on the French Atlantic coast. Plans are now underway to a build a 35m-high hangar that will completely cover the 176m dry dock, with delivery scheduled for September 2018.

Compositeworks is also increasing its service offering in Marseille to include several dry docks of up to 320m in length. The news comes after the company successfully completed several refits in the area on yachts of up to 140m.

Since its inception in 1998, Compositeworks has delivered over 800 projects and managed refits for over 25% of the world’s superyacht fleet over 85m in length.