The Melita Marine Group is based in Malta and has been an AYSS member since 2016. Melita Marine was founded in 1989 and is now well known for offering comprehensive yachting concierge and agency services in Malta. Today, we caught up with Chairman Pierre Balzan to discuss another big announcement as they expand into Spain.
“We understood early in the history of our company that there was a need to support our clients year-round in Malta, and we began to expand to offer refit services, customs clearance, duty-free supplies, and bunkering. Now, after 29 years, we understand that it is time to look further afield particularly into Spain,” Pierre told us.
It is with this objective in mind that the Melita Marine Group has just announced that they have acquired an investment in the PTW Shipyard Tarragona, which started operating in late 2016. In just over two years, this yard has acquired a solid reputation for highly skilled workmanship along with a strong subcontractor network.
With a shipyard area of over 15,000 square meters, more than 3,000 square meters of workshop and office space, and a 180m technical quay equipped with a travel lift for yachts of up to 50m, the PTW Shipyard (now part of the Melita Marine Group) offers a complete set of marine of services in Spain. Located close to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, this is a strategically important location to support the ever-changing and complex needs of the superyacht community.
Today, Melita Marine is able to provide refit and engineering services for yachts up to 100m and in-water berths up to 180m not only in Malta but in Spain and Greece as well.
“We are very proud to have struck up this partnership with our Spanish colleagues. By spreading our wings on both sides of the Mediterranean basin, our Group now offers the superyacht industry all the services it needs in these locations; additionally, we are available to fly into their location,” Pierre concluded.
The Melita Marine Group is the exclusive distributor of MTU in Malta and Greece, as well as distributors for Awlgrip used by their expert in-house paint team. Congrats to the Melita team on this outstanding news from all of us at AYSS.
Stop by and catch up with Melita and the team at the upcoming MYBA Charter Show, the Palma Boat Show, and the Monaco Yacht Show this year.