TRITON SUBMARINES AND MB92 BARCELONA SIGN MASTER RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENT CREATING A SUBMERSIBLE SUPERCENTER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Barcelona, Spain, 27th March 2018 – Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92 Barcelona), the Mediterranean’s primary superyacht service, refit, repair and maintenance shipyard has today signed a Master Relationship Agreement with Triton Submarines LLC, creating the very first Submersible Supercenter to provide large yachts with a comprehensive service, including integration, surveying, repair and maintenance of submersible crafts. Triton Submarines, headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, are the world’s leading designer and producer of personal submersible craft for yacht and cruise ship deployment. Having previously established an aftersales service and maintenance division for the EMEA region in Barcelona, Triton’s new partnership with MB92 Barcelona significantly enhances its capacity, presence and client support capabilities in the Mediterranean and beyond.
The agreement between Triton and MB92 Barcelona guarantees active cooperation between the organisations in a number of operational areas. MB92 Barcelona will act as Triton’s preferred partner in the Mediterranean for submersible integration and refit of yachts, through to Triton utilizing the MB92 Barcelona facilities to conduct their specialist commissioning, service, survey and maintenance works.
Upon signing the agreement, MB92 President & CEO, Pepe García-Aubert commented that
“At the very core of MB92 Barcelona is the pledge to provide our clients with the very best service options and, therefore, it is vital that we form close relationships with the very pinnacle of superyacht service providers. In forming this agreement with Triton Submarines, whose global reputation is for prestige, innovative design, quality production and service, it further underlines this commitment. It is an absolute pleasure for us at MB92 to welcome Triton into our Barcelona facilities. We share the same values and vision for innovation and quality, and we are excited by all the possibilities that our new relationship will present to each other and, especially, to superyacht owners”.
Patrick Lahey, Co-Founder and President of Triton Submarines concurred, stating:
“Partnering with MB92 Barcelona, a company so respected globally for their professionalism, expertise and facilities, is a truly exciting development for Triton and further demonstrates our absolute commitment to delivering the best possible service for our clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Barcelona is now firmly established as our centre of operations in the EMEA region. This partnership with MB92 provides invaluable support to the existing highly qualified and expert technical and support team in our Barcelona office. We are confident this partnership will pay significant dividends, not only for Triton and MB92, but our ever-expanding portfolio of owners, the growing fleet of submersibles and crew who operate them”
Established in 1992, continued investment in people, facilities, and equipment at MB92 Barcelona has seen an expansion at the shipyard from an initial 25,000m2 to 124,000m2 today and the installation of a new shiplift with the capacity to haul out yachts up to 4,000 tons and 105m in length. In addition to the facilities in Barcelona, MB92 Barcelona also includes world-class facilities and service at Blohm+Voss La Ciotat and Compositeworks La Ciotat. Triton Submarines LLC meanwhile has also undertaken significant investment in Barcelona, establishing a full research and development operation around Barcelona that includes: the installation of the largest high-pressure hyperbaric chamber in Western Europe, the co-development of the world’s first Lithium-Phosphate battery certified for full ocean depth operation, plus the fabrication of specialist components with local precision engineering suppliers.
Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) is a company fully dedicated to the yacht industry that provides service-refit, repair and maintenance works to more than 100 super yachts per year with a length from 35 up to 200 meters. Located in the port of Barcelona, a strategic stop- off point for the yachts on their journey between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Triton Submarines of Vero Beach, Florida is the most experienced civil submarine producer in the world today, and the only contemporary manufacturer of acrylic pressure hull equipped personal submersibles to deliver multiple classed and certified vessels capable of diving to 3,300 feet or 1,000 meters. Triton Submarines senior staff have over 350 years of combined experience with more than 80 different submersibles, and their operations team have together logged over 25,000 dives. Triton clients also enjoy superlative after-sales service and technical support from a company dedicated to their total satisfaction.
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