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Spanish painting and refinishing expert Nautipaints and shipyard Varador 2000 have announced that they have joined forces, as Nautipaints will now have a permanent technical base for refinishing superyachts in the shipyard.
The two companies have signed an industrial collaboration agreement, meaning Nautipaints will establish a new technical base at the Varador 2000 shipyard in Arenys de Mar, Barcelona. The agreement has been signed by the two CEOs; Toni Salom of Nautipaints and Xiqui Mas from Varador 2000.
Nautipaints and Varador 2000 have followed parallel trajectories in the Spanish nautical sector over the last decades. Both businesses have evolved in their second generation to specialise in activity niches that have been generated by the demands of the sector itself. The confluence of professional interests has led to these two innovative companies sharing workspaces, equipment, activities and now, future goals.
Nautipaints is a pioneering company situated in the Balearic Islands. Founded in 1971 by Miguel Salom Senior (under the name of Nauti-Pesca Can Miquel), the business was taken over in 1991 by his son Toni Salom. In 1997 Toni created the superyacht painting division and over the past two decades, it has developed it into a leading company in this segment of activity, nationally and internationally.
Currently, Nautipaints specialises in work related to the painting and maintenance of superyachts and megayachts. It also performs interior and exterior varnishes, polished with nanotechnology, as well as antifouling and tank painting, among other services. The company also has two naval accessory stores in Palma and Barcelona.
With 35 years of experience in the professional nautical world, Varador 2000 manages a shipyard in the port of Arenys de Mar which specialises in the integral repair and refit of all types of boats, and of all lengths, both sail and motor. Lead by Xiqui Mas, who took over the reins of the sports nautical company founded by his father Lluís Mas in 1969, Nautica Esplai, the company changed its activity and in 1992 took on the management of the port's boathouse, which was extended to 10,000 m² in 2003.
Recently, Varador 2000 has expanded its technical esplanade by another 2,500 m², with new beached spaces and further specialised workshops. The company also manages the nautical base for superyachts at Mataró Marina Barcelona in the port of Mataró and has a satellite set up in Palma de Mallorca. Thanks to these powerful infrastructures, Varador 2000 offers its customers a global service in the Mediterranean with an unsurpassed guarantee: experience, commitment, service, innovation and quality.
The two companies will disclose more details about the scope of their collaboration at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
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