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
Patrick Lahey, Co-Founder and President of Triton Submarines concurred, stating:
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.