Michael Schmidt Yachtbau claims that its new tempering oven/paint hall, measuring 31m by 12.5m, is the largest of its kind in northern Germany.

German shipyard Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) has finished work on a new tempering oven/paint hall at its yard in Greifswald.

Responding to the increasing demands for large carbon sailing yachts, the new facility, measuring 31m by 12.5m, is the largest of its kind in northern Germany, the company claims.

MSY specialises in carbon sailing yachts, and the new oven will enable it to produce boats up to 30m in length.

“This reflects the strong ambitions which our yard has set out for the future,” says Johannes Malzahn, MSY managing director.

“It will eventually enable us to fit out between four and six yachts simultaneously and ensure that our highly experienced craftsmen have access to the very latest equipment,” Malzahn explains.

The new facility will also be used for spray painting and is equipped with the appropriate specialised lights and dust extraction.

The new hall is the latest addition to a state-of-the-art production site opened by MSY in Greifswald last December.

The facility boasts 3,000sq m of floor space and 500sq m of office space. The brand new yard was designed and built specifically for creating and fitting out large carbon sailing yachts.