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Introducing IMS Shipyard

In April 2015 IMS Shipyard completed works at the new IMS 700 facility in Toulon; a 25€ Million project to convert a former naval base into a state of the art superyacht refit facility.

CEO Denis Pellegrino has proudly confirmed that the IMS shipyard (IMS 300 and IMS 700) is now the largest repair and refit shipyard in the Mediterranean. In the first months of operation before the summer Med season IMS Shipyard already received 50 superyachts (25m – 65m) and expects to have a busy winter ahead.

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IMS Shipyard is unparalleled in its ability to cater for up to 100 yachts from 20m – 80m LOA simultaneously. Understanding the importance of client care, IMS Shipyard have invested in quality crew facilities as well as turn key services during the refit.


Key facts:

  • Total surface area of 130,000 m2
  • 77,000 m2 wharf
  • A 50,000 m2 secure maritime zone 24/24 and 7/7 (including 20,000 m2 of sheds – height up to 15 metres)
  • 3000 m2 of offices and workshops



ACREW Toulon at IMS Shipyard

In partnership with Warsash Superyacht Academy

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ACREW and IMS Shipyard have partnered to bring Superyacht Crew in the South of France an exciting professional development event this winter. ACREW will run 2 days of innovative masterclasses for all crew on 9th and 10th December. Crew from all departments will benefit from informative and focussed sessions on topics of high interest and relevance to their daily tasks on-board.


Interesting and Informative sessions for every crew member:


Captains: Crew Safety, Awareness and Conflict Resolution Training as well as a session on Crew Turnover

Engineers: The Alarm, Monitoring and Control Systems (AMCS) of tomorrow

Interior Crew: On-trend Dining 2016

Deck Crew: Splicing 101

For everyone: First Response: Medical Emergencies On-board and Basics of Trauma


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Interior Masterclass Focus


On-trend Dining 2016 Facilitated by Peter Vogel, Interior Yacht Services

Chief Stews are responsible for impressing owners and guests with breath-taking dining experiences. To provide this, Chief Stews have to be on-trend and up to date in the world of luxury tableware accessories, dining and service. Sometimes this is not easy to do as there are so many elements to a really memorable event and fashions change with the seasons. Peter Vogel and his team will present a journey from canape to coffee that will showcase inspiring ideas from the leading edge of luxury design for 2016.

The workshop is delivered by putting the participants ‘in the shoes’ of the owner or guest enjoying a decadent three-course meal. Attendees will be served exceptional food but most importantly, will be part of a complex event that is made up of many elements. Each of these elements will be explained thoroughly and demonstrated practically by the workshop leaders.

Commenting on why this style of workshop is so effective Peter says “It is much easier to teach a crew member how to shuck oyster or how to create on trend table designs if they are in on the experience”. He also added “Feedback from crew confirms that this method of learning helped them remember what they have learnt and implement it effectively on-board.

If you want inspiration to help stay ahead of the curve for 2016 visit www.ACREW.com where you can register for the IMS Shipyard Event and sign up for the workshop ‘On-trend Dining 2016’.