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SUPERYACHT #509
September 2004

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news


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LA NUOVA MECCANICA NAVALE
Superyacht Refit

La Nuova Meccanica Navale is a group with more than 50 years of experience in industrial and naval repair, conversion and maintenance. The know-how acquired continually since 1948 has equipped the company to collaborate with prestigious customers such as the U.S. Navy's Sixth Fleet and MSC, the second-largest naval company in the world. Today, on the basis of this experience and know-how, and of investments in new technology and systems, the Italian company has set up a Superyacht Refit Division which offers a range of services specifically tailored to large boats.

The Superyacht Refit Division, officially presented at the 13th Monaco Yacht Show (2003), operates on 30,000 sq.m. in the eastern area of the Port of Naples and includes two travel lifts (160,000 kg and 500,000 kg), 16 slings (the sizes of which can be widely modified to lift superyachts), and a launching and towing quay (55-m long, 15-m wide and 4.50-m deep). Modern technology, combined with highly qualified human resources, has enabled La Nuova Meccanica Navale to offer complete services for the refitting of superyachts (both motorised and sail rigged), even those exceeding 70 m in length. The company's quality is guaranteed by ISO 9002 and SRU (Ship Repair Unit - US Navy) certification.

The Superyacht Refit Division thus operates in all areas of refitting, from onboard systems to exteriors to construction materials. Its new technological equipment has made it possible for the Naples company to work on and modify electrical and electronic installations, refrigeration and air-conditioning units and hydraulic and mechanical systems. As far as mechanics are concerned, this company is able to carry out re-motorization and the replacement of propulsion systems, to install bow thrusters, stabilisers and trim systems. When it comes to superyacht exteriors, it offers painting and carpentry services, installs teak decks and repairs parts made of fibreglass, composite, steel, aluminium and wood. Its services also cover the refitting of interiors, including restructuring and complete personalization.

For further information: La Nuova Meccanica Navale, Via Marina dei Gigli 29, 80146 Naples; Tel.: +39 081 5591110; Fax: +39 081 7524277; Website:www.nmn.it; E-mail: nmn@nmn.it, info@syr.it .