US_communique_de_presse-laciotatshipyards_LO2-3_29-06-2016-okJune 28, 2016 : This afternoon, the board of directors of SEMIDEP examined the proposals submitted during the tender to select a strategic partner for its ‘Grande Forme’ venture. Among the number and high quality of entries submitted, the board of directors has nominated Blohm+Voss based on the three tender criteria :
– The quality of the envisaged project, particularly in relation to the development of business and employment for our territory.
– The credibility of the application, especially with the regard to professional, thechnical and financial strengh.
– The quality of the financial proposal, especially with regard to the sharing of loyalty fees with SEMIDEP.


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La Ciotat Shipyards

La Ciotat Shipyards, the Mediterranean Shipyards to the scale of your Masterpiece.


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With more than 600 vessels handled each year La Ciotat Shipyards is the leading Mediterranean maritime cluster specializing in Superyacht refit and repair.

2016 will bring something bigger to La Ciotat Shipyards creating exciting opportunities for business development in the Megayacht industry.


La Ciotat Shipyards, managed by SEMIDEP-Ciotat, is dedicated to the development of the Shipyards in La Ciotat. Its strategy aims at fostering a durable and sustainable economic development of the shipyards, with specific attention drawn to permanent job creation.

SEMIDEP-Ciotat operates on a partnership basis, looking for co-investors sharing its ambition for the shipyards. In return, SEMIDEP-Ciotat expects its partners to demonstrate substantial commitment to the development of the activities in the long term.

Learn more about La Ciotat Shipyards history

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In 2016 let’s think bigger together

In 2016 La Ciotat Shipyards offers new installations specifically designed to handle MegaYachts: a graving dock with a maximum useable dimension of 335 m and the possibility of modifying to an intermediate length of 200 m. We call it “La Grande Forme”.
Operation of this installation will be in the context of single or multiple partnerships to exploit the full potential of this exceptional project through a long term development plan committed to creating economic activity and employment.

The site has been entirely renovated and updated following a massive investment of 16 m€.

Intended exclusively for yacht refit and repair and with entirely controlled access, it offers a complete state-of-the-art array of equipment and infrastructure necessary for the most ambitious requirements.

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Usable length: 200 m
(expandable to 335 m)

Usable width: 60 m

Usable draft: 8.5 m

Operating Data

Time to empty: approx. 7 h

Electrical supply up to 1250 A

Waste water management,
fresh water supply

Security controlled access to site

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Gantry crane with maximum working load: 660 t over 3 points

Mobile crane with maximum working load: 170 t

Facilities for additional mobile equipment onto the site

And more…

1600 meters length of available quayside equipped with water terminals/hydrants

Vast available space for new development.

A direct access to the city center

Opening end 2016: interested in knowing more?  Contact us!






Work In Progress
in the graving dock


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Exciting opportunities for business development

Be part of one of the leading centers of excellence in the Mediterranean


At the heart of iconic Provence…

For the crews’ pleasure, near the yachts playground

Crew play a decisive role in influencing the choice of refit shipyard. La Ciotat Shipyards nested in the heart of Provence offers the best location only a ½ hour drive from the three exciting cities of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Toulon.

To access the news for crews, photos, etc… click here : CREW EXTRANET


Every day in a quiet luxury house with seaview in La Ciotat

For a week up to 10 ski-resorts in under 2  ½ hours by car

For an afternoon Plenty of cultural attractions and shopping malls in the metropolitan area (photo of Marseille’s old harbour and MUCEM Museum)

Every night 600+ boats each year : more opportunities to have fun with friends, at a stone’s throw from Cassis and the calanques



















The Region

To know more about the region, visit the sites below:

Your Services

The concierge company LUNAUTICA is present at La Ciotat Shipyards and offers a wide range of quality custom services for crews.

Your Residence

Many crews have chosen to live ashore on the Cote d’Azur. Antibes is only 2h away, Monaco is 2h 20m by car from La Ciotat Shipyards.  For those who wish to live in La Ciotat or close by:  numerous luxury residences are available for rent. 

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… in enchanting La Ciotat

The warm-hearted human size city of La Ciotat snuggles between the vineyards of Provence and the glorious Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the picturesque “Bec de l’Aigle” (Eagle’s beak) hill. Nature’s gifts of wine and seafood are yours to enjoy. The sea and the nearby Calanques’ National Park provide an exciting playground for outdoor sports lovers with sailing, diving, rock-climbing, canyoning, trailing, walking, kite surfing or simply sunbathing in stunning scenery.

A shelter of human settlement since the antiquity, La Ciotat is also proud of its historic legacy as a maritime harbor, the birthplace of cinema and the typical Provencal game of “pétanque”. For adults and children, lively festivals, cultural events and sports exhibitions brighten each month of the year.



Crew extranet

To see more photos, access news for crews, etc... click here: CREW EXTRANET

Spring Party 2016 with crews #inrefitinlaciotat … SEE YOU SOON !