Press Release: Atlantic Refit Center – Superyacht Refit in La Rochelle

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Atlantic Refit Center (ARC) strengthens his position for superyacht refit in La Rochelle

La Rochelle 27th September 2021 – Atlantic Refit Center, the only shipyard on the French Atlantic coast exclusively dedicated to complex superyacht refits & conversions, announced today the signature of the contract for the 10 years refit of sailing yacht SHARLOU (ex Sarissa) Bill Tripp Naval architecture & Rhoades Young interior design built by the renowned Dutch shipyard Vitters. In addition to the 10 years class survey, the exteriors will be fully repaint (hull & superstructure) together with major interiors modifications and new AVIT & COM systems on board.

Furthermore, ARC has announced that plans for the future are still to build a state-of-the-art 35m high hangar to completely cover the 176 metre dry-dock, in order to fulfil the increasing demand of their Clients for such facility. The facility in La Rochelle comprises two dry-docks of 176 metres and 107 metres in length and is the only dedicated mega & superyacht facility on the French Atlantic Coast.

For Stéphane Marcelli, CEO of Atlantic Refit Center, “We are delighted to welcome this iconic yacht for her 10 years refit. Over the past sixteen years, our team has developed an excellent reputation. Our knowledge and experience of major yacht refits & conversion projects, such as the award winning refit on Enigma XK, proves that ARC’s business model fits well with the increasing demand for a fully custom technical approach and state-of-the-art facilities. I have long believed in La Rochelle as a first class destination for both yachts and their crews“.

About Atlantic Refit Center
Ideally located on the Atlantic coast at La Rochelle, Atlantic Refit Center is an award-winning shipyard exclusively dedicated to Mega & Super yachts refits & conversions. Since it’s inception in 2006, ARC has developed a business model with an exclusive project management team designed to fit each project totally oriented to fully satisfying client demands in a confidential mode. ARC works in close collaboration with a strong local networks of skilled subcontractors coming from the cruise ship and navy industries. Since 2006, ARC forged an international reputation for high quality custom services, technical knowledge, timely deliveries in total confidentiality.