Because of its history and its unique management structure based public service,
La Ciotat Shipyards is proud of its values:


The recent history of mono-industry and NORMED taught us that we cannot succeed alone. Partnership is therefore written in La Ciotat Shipyards’ DNA, starting from the partnership with our public shareholders, who exercise an attentive and friendly supervision of the shipyard’s activity.

Obviously, partnerships also apply to private co-investors in a logic of fair risk-and-profit sharing. La Ciotat Shipyards reinvented the concept of public / private partnership: We invest in infrastructure and make it available to private operators in the framework of public tenders. This approach has been successfully implemented with Monaco Marine, Composite Works and more recently with Blohm + Voss La Ciotat. We are still open to new partners!

These partnerships based on trust and mutual respect are the guarantees of a dynamic and competitive shipyard satisfying in all respects the market requirements.

Neutrality and non-discrimination

These are values ​​of public service, govern the conditions under which La Ciotat Shipyards makes its infrastructure available to operators. For example, the available premises are systematically subject to open and transparent tendering procedures before being allocated. La Ciotat Shipyards is not involved in the internal management of operators and offers the same services to everyone without discrimination.

High standards for yacht refit

High standards are a cardinal value in the yachting sector where mediocrity is not an option. La Ciotat Shipyards, applies this value on itself above all. The site has never experienced a service interruption in 20 years, for any reason whatsoever. Its operating teams demonstrate everyday a rare expertise in lifting manoeuvers, allowing to haul-out ships of all kinds without incident.

In return, La Ciotat Shipyards expects of course of the same level of standards from its partners. Its calls for projects focus on yachting expertise, financial soundness and respect of commitments to business development and local employment.