ptw – Shipyard
Leading refit and repair specialists
Welcome to ptw Shipyard, a modern, full-service shipyard in the ancient port of Tarragona – only an hour from Barcelona. I am Xavier Mercado, the shipyard’s CEO and founder.
Over the last three years, we’ve invested heavily in our staff and facilities here at ptw, to create a centre of excellence for all aspects of superyacht repair and maintenance – a one-stop shop to cover all your superyacht needs from upholstery and joinery to hydraulics and specialist electronics.
As well as attracting many EU-based yachts, preferential tax breaks here in the delineated customs area of Tarragona mean our services are particularly appealing to non-EU vessels. As ptw Shipyard is registered to provide inward processing tax exemptions, substantial savings of up to 21% can be made on the cost of large refits and major maintenance projects.
With a travel lift able to take vessels of up to 300 tonnes, we are able to accommodate yachts up to 45m in length on our extensive hard standing, and also have the capacity to work on larger yachts of up to 120m in the client’s berth.
While some of our competitors rely on hiring in contract workers, here at ptw we have built up our own specialist in-house teams, dedicated to every aspect of yacht repair and maintenance. This includes carpentry and interiors, engineering and mechanics, yacht paint, electrics and systems.
By keeping these services in-house, we know we are able to ensure we provide a better overall service to our customer, provided and managed by us to assure the highest possible quality. We also pride ourselves on building strong relationships with crews and many loyal yachts return to us year after year.
For crews spending time here during refits, the historic Port of Tarragona has plenty to offer. A thriving university city with plenty of nightlife, and blue flag beaches, it’s also within easy reach of Barcelona, taking just over an hour by car or train. ptw Shipyard is also well-placed for air travel with Reus Airport only 15 minutes away and Spain’s second largest international airport, Barcelona El-Prat, reachable in under an hour.
So next time you’re choosing a yard for refit work or repairs, think about calling ptw Shipyard.
Xavier Mercado Rabella
CEO | Founder
Port Tarraco Works SL