Over 25 years of experience specialising in Luxury Yacht Maintenance


The inception of Monaco Marine can be traced back to Michel Ducros, a visionary French businessman. Having owned a Grand Banks yacht himself, he found his yachting experiences on the French coast needing improvement. Fuelled by an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, he set out to revolutionise the way services were delivered to yachting clients. With a bold vision, he placed the client at the heart of the business, ensuring a radical change in attitude. Emphasising professionalism, employees donned traditional yachting uniforms, and a new era of elevated standards in maritime repair was established. This marked the birth of Monaco Marine.

The concept of establishing a network of shipyards started to take form. Michel Ducros realised that creating a collection of shipyards was essential to provide unparalleled flexibility and quality. This network would enable him to offer professional and personalised services, setting a new standard in the industry.
Luxury Yacht Maintenance

By the end of 1997, the initial two shipyards in Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Beaulieu-sur-Mer were added to the existing site in Monaco.


Monaco Marine made a significant acquisition by adding the Cogolin site to its portfolio, located in the picturesque Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

How did Monaco Marine develop its network and become a key player in luxury yacht maintenance?


Displaying a forward-thinking approach to market trends, the Group ventured into the superyacht market, establishing a new shipyard in La Ciotat. This state-of-the-art facility specialises in yachts over 40m in length, boasting a 2000-tonne Yachtlift® and a 90m paint shed, enabling the refitting of large vessels under shelter. This strategic move positioned Monaco Marine as a key player for yacht owners of all sizes, with shipyards catering to clients across the entire yachting market.


Monaco Marine expanded its network along the picturesque Côte d’Azur by acquiring the shipyard in Antibes. Strategically situated opposite the Quai des Milliardaires, this site enhances the development of top-notch luxury yacht maintenance services in Antibes, renowned as a central hub in the French yachting industry.


Monaco Marine elevated its service for megayachts in response to the increasing demands from larger yachts. The company took a significant step in luxury yacht maintenance by opening a cutting-edge service centre in La Seyne-Toulon, dedicated to superyachts and multi-hulls up to 50m in length. This move addressed the challenge owners of such vessels faced in finding shipyards capable of handling their dry dock work.

Moreover, the facility was thoughtfully designed to prioritise the comfort and well-being of yacht crews, providing specially dedicated areas tailored to their needs. This strategic expansion allowed Monaco Marine to tap into a new niche market, offering catamaran owners fresh opportunities and top-notch services.

Additionally, Monaco Marine solidified its presence in Marseille that same year, positioning itself at the heart of the city and the Grand Port Maritime.


The group expanded its presence with a shipyard in Juan-les-Pins, located in Port Gallice.


Monaco Marine plans to have a 6000-tonne yacht lift operational for its clients in 2025 and envisions having each shipyard specifically tailored to accommodate different yacht sizes, encompassing the entire spectrum of yachts available on the market. Exciting large projects are to come, and throughout this expansion, Monaco Marine remains committed to maintaining the utmost focus on client safety and ensuring that the values that define the Team’s activities are upheld at all times.

Nowadays, with over 25 years of experience, Monaco Marine excels in managing luxury yacht maintenance and refits projects, delivering top-tier quality standards in the market. With eight yacht facilities and one marina spanning from Monaco to Marseille, we take pride in offering unparalleled support to owners, captains, and crew throughout the year.

At Monaco Martine, “Pleasure is a serious matter”.