Turkish Shipyard Group Buys into MB92


D-Marin Investments Holding, a subsidiary of the Turkey-based Doğuş Group has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Barcelona refit shipyard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92).

The investment, which values MB’92 at €80 million, has been secured to develop increased international presence in both the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic, as well as to fund internal projects, including the installation of a second shiplift.

The current management team retains a 30% interest and will continue to control daily operations of the shipyard.

Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) provides service-refit, repair and maintenance works to more than 90 superyachts per year with overall lengths from 35 up to 220 metres.

It is located in the port of Barcelona, a strategic stop-off point for the yachts on their journey between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

With more than 20 years of activity in the superyacht industry, MB’92

With 100 employees on the payroll and subcontracts totally more than 800 professionals, engineers and specialists the firm has the experience to undertake any yacht refit operation from start to finish guaranteeing quality to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISPS regulations

The company’s facilities cover a surface area of 76,000m2 and comprise a 220-metre dry-dock, a 2,000-ton Syncrolift, a 125-meter paint shed, a 150-ton travelift as well as docking repair quays with capacity to berth 8 yachts up to 110 metres in length and another berthing repair area for 6 yachts up to 220 metres.

The concession to maintain the shipyard within the port facilities of Barcelona was renewed in 2010 for 30 years.