Asian Feeling in Marseille
Last week the MY MUSASHI, named after the most famous Samurai Miyamoto Musashi, made its triumphal entrance in the Palumbo Shipyard in Marseille, surprising all the staff with its elegance and majesty.
The 88mt Feadship, is a sister ship to MY Fountainhead. Launched in 2010 with hull number 1002, it was the largest Feadship ever built at that time
This luxury vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of De Voogt. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Sinot Yacht Design
The vessel moored at our berth and the Captain Robin Barnes as well as his entire crew were very welcome at our shipyard.
Close-Up on Marseille
When Palumbo Group purchased the International Technic Marine shipyard in Marseille in 2014 the objective was to offer their increasing client base the benefit from their service in a location of strategic importance. Marseille is not only a convenient location for yachts cruising the Med though, it is also a modern city offering the best of facilities for crew as they go through the maintenance period of their yacht. As France’s second largest city by population, Marseille benefits from a busy international airport with flights throughout Europe on a regular basis. For crew who shall remain with the yacht during the maintenance work the city offers a host of shopping opportunities, with everything from large department stores to small flea markets to satisfy the desires of any and every taste. And on the subject of taste, The Guardian newspaper listed Marseille as one of France’s most interesting food cities. A range of fascinating restaurants are sprinkled throughout the city offering everything from a hearty bouillabaisse (a dish that the city is renowned for), to Michelin star fine dining at the “L’Alcyone” in Rue de la Prison off Quai de Port, or the sensational three Michelin Star “La Petit Nice” perched on a cliff towards the south of the city. In 2013 Marseille was nominated as the European Capital of Culture, and visitors quickly observe that the city has worked hard to shake off it’s reputation as an industrial cruise liner port to become a magnificent City that will make crew wish that the maintenance work could take just a little longer.
Palumbo ITM Announces Surge in Business
Palumbo’s ITM shipyard in Marseille has announced an unprecedented level of business this year, with a steady flow of significant super yachts visiting the facility for service and repair work. Prestigious vessels such as the 70m Luerssen “Skat”, 55m Pendennis “Steel”, 60m CMN “Slipstream”, and 71m Luerssen “Titania”, not to mention the 74m CRN “Yalla” and 78m Royal Denship “Pegasus VIII” have all passed through the well equipped French facility in recent mounths to use the world class equipment and expertise at their disposition. With four dry docks ranging from 80 to 126 meters in length, a 95 meter watershed and more than 300m of quays for afloat repairs, the 12000 square meter shipyard has become the first choice for super yachts in the South of France to perform repair and refit work. For longer interventions, the Marseille facility is perfectly situated to accommodate the requirements of an international crew. At just 20 minutes from the International Airport, Palumbo ITM also offers easy access to the city center, shopping malls, and over 8 km of sandy beaches. Orders are being placed already for the coming months, and Palumbo’s management reports that a busy start is anticipated for 2016.