In response to the growing fleet of superyachts, in both number and size, work has started at the Amico & Co shipyard to build a new sheltered graving dock equipped with heating, ventilation and emission treatment systems for painting works.

The developments, set to be completed in September 2014, will see the shipyard with a new graving dock with a LOA of 101m, beam of 21m, airdraft of 31m and draught of 7.4m. It will be located alongside the Amico & Co facilities and workshops.

Image courtesy of Amico & Co.

"It will be a major investment, allowing us to offer a competitively priced service to yachts up to 100m, and to move more towards the segment of the market that appreciates our reputation," explains Alberto Amico, president and CEO of the shipyard. "Part of our strategy is to continue investing in new infrastructures to allow us to constantly improve our efficiency in the future."

Dry dock no. 2 in Genoa. Image courtesy of Amico & Co.

Amico & Co has also been awarded the direct management and full control of operations of dry dock no. 2 in the port of Genoa. The dry dock can accommodate two yachts of approximately 90m each and is divided into two sections - one covered with a telescopic paint shed owned by the shipyard, which has temperature and humidity control, overspray recovery and filtration systems.

The new layout of the shipyard. Image courtesy of Amico & Co.

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