Lusben partners with Suprema Marine Services in the GCC


Lusben, the leaders in refitting and yacht service, have partnered with Suprema Marine Services in the Kingdom of Bahrain to bring their expertise and experience to yacht owners throughout the Middle East. Suprema Marine Services operate a leading facility at the exclusive Durrat Marina. Lusben’s leading global refit and yacht service experience, combined with this leading facility in the centre of the region, will be available to yacht owners throughout the region. Lusben is globally recognised as the definitive ‘one-stop-shop’ for all luxury yacht refit and repair projects. The company boasts unrivalled facilities, expertise, technical know-how and skilled craftsmen, capable of handling yachts from 20m to 140m. First established in 1956 in Viareggio as a re-fitter of the world’s finest yachts, Lusben was the first company to undertake this type of business and the know-how gained over the years quickly made it a benchmark in the sector. Lusben has refitted more than a thousand yachts and is heralded as the pinnacle of refit and repair yards worldwide. The company continues to grow in size and reputation, especially since the addition of the new facility in Livorno and is now part of Yachtique, the largest yacht services group in the world. Commenting on the partnership Paolo Simoncini, the Lusben Director was keen to point out the advantages for yacht owners: “By combining the technical excellence from Lusben, with the strategic importance of the Suprema Services position in the Gulf, the partners expect to provide class beating service for yacht owners throughout the region. Our ability to perform a full spectrum of services gives us a unique position in the market and you benefit from the reassurance that literally everything is covered. Even with the smallest projects, Lusben will not only carry out the maintenance work, but can also handle all the complex administrative formalities, the most common being class renewals and upgrades in compliance with registry rules.” For Suprema Services, CEO Antonio Amatuzzo added “its an exciting opportunity, primarily for yacht owners! Yacht Service and refit regionally has often been disjointed and has lagged behind European quality. Now, with the ability to combine our world-class facility and class leading engineers with the technical expertise from Lusben, Yacht Owners have a chance to invest in their yachts and keep them in first class condition. Our partnership with Lusben is a strategic part of our Groups vision for the region. Combined with our composite shipyard facility and our recent acquisition of Durrat Marina, we expect to add significant value for boaters and yachtsmen throughout the region”.