U 571 – Design and Build of self propelled submarine used for filming

U 571 – Design and Build of self propelled submarine used for filming
Start Date
Finish Date
Client
Project Value
1997
1998
Dino De Laurentis Production Company
€ 1,200,000
Description
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Malta has hosted a number of important productions over the years and our company was offering a wide range of services to the international film industry.  For that reason, we had established a company namely Bastions Productions Limited, which was a pioneer in offering services to several production companies.

Malta’s Film Production Studios at the time managed to secure the production of U 571 film, produced by one of the most famous Italian production companies.  Following several negotiations with Messrs. De Laurentis’ team, we managed to secure a very prestigious job, that of designing and building a self propelled submarine which would also submerge up to a certain depth.

It tooks us nearly 8 months to fabricate and finish the submarine.  We were also entrusted to fabricate miniature versions of the same submarine that was used for filming.

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MY Ocean Liberty – Refurbishment – Complete Overhaul

MY Ocean Liberty – Refurbishment – Complete Overhaul

Start Date 

Finish Date

Client

2000

2001

Motor Yacht  “Ocean Liberty”

Description
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MY Ocean Liberty was designed by the prestigious Camper and Nicholson in 1966. In the year 2000 the owners issued an international call, through their management company, to refurbish and complete an overhaul of the Yacht.

The Owners of this beautiful yacht had picked our yard because they were impressed with the facilities we could offer and all the works we could cover with our own personnel. At the time the yacht was berthed in Monte Carlo and it sailed to Malta for this extensive project to be completely overhauled. The fact that the yacht travelled all the way to Malta clearly showed the owner’s willingness to do the works at our yard.

As in other projects we ensured that we gave our all towards this project giving the crew of the Ocean Liberty the best of hospitalities. This is one of our major strong points of our yard. We fall in love with the Yachts we are servicing and maintaining treating them as if they are our own. During the works we kept constant communication with the yacht captain clearly explaining the progress and the works being done. The following are the main works we covered for the Ocean Liberty:

  • Big repairs to the hull
  • Alterations to the aluminium super structure
  • Installation of new electrical wiring and systems
  • Installation of new engines and generators
  • Fitting of new piping and fire-fighting system
  • Replacement of upholstery
  • New furniture and fittings
  • Replacement and installation of new teak decking
  • New woodwork
  • Overall painting of the yacht which was fully under our responsibility.

This was one of the most challenging but most rewarding contracts we completed in recent years. The input of our engineering department was crucial in the success of this project. All works were completed in the most professional manner and to the satisfaction of the Captain and the Ship Owners. In the end this is always our ultimate objective.

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MY Pepito – Design and Built from Scratch of 24-meter Motor Yacht

MY Pepito - Design and Built from Scratch of 24-meter Motor Yacht

Start Date

Finish Date

Client

2004

2005

Bezzina Yacht Yard Ltd

Description
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This was our company’s dream. Our very own design and building of a luxurious motor yacht. The design was carried out by a reputable Italian engineering company and all the building works were carried out by our yard.

Fabrication of the hull and superstructure were completely done in-house at our state-of-the-art fabrication shop. The same with regards to all the wood which were completely done by our experienced carpenters with the support of several reputable sub-contractors in the marine industry locally. Piping, firefighting, mechanical and engineering works were all performed by our engineering department. All electronic equipment was purchased from Italy and commissioned by our yard. The painting of the hull, the superstructure and the teak decking were carried out to
highest levels and the finest of details by our own professional employees.

The complete built of this vessel at our yard is the first one of its kind in Malta. To top it up this Motor Yacht was completed in just under one year. This is an exceptional timing considering all the complexities this project entailed.

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MY Lady GoodGirl – Yearly Maintenance and Conversions Throughout the Years

MY Lady GoodGirl – Yearly Maintenance and Conversions Throughout the Years

Start Date 

Finish Date

Client

2010 

2020

Motor Yacht “Lady Good Girl”

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MY Lady GoodGirl first called at our yard way back in Year 2010 for a routine maintenance programme. Since then, Lady GG, as we affectionately call her, visits us on annual basis and spends most of the winter at our Yard. Our satisfaction is seeing a client like Lady GG coming back to us year after year. Lady GG is a beautiful 43-meter classic motor yacht built by Hall Russel in 1964.

Throughout the years the following are some of the works we conducted on the yacht at our boat yard:

  • Replacing of teak decking
  • Removal and fitting of new anchor winches and chains.
  • Changing of engines and generators
  • Replacing of air-condition units and piping.
  • Removal and construction of new salon together with furniture and interiors
  • Extensive painting works.

Lady GG safely berths at our yard every winter and is docked, as necessary. Berthing at our yard proves to be one of the safest spots inside the Grand Harbour. We complement Lady GGs stay by allowing them to berth in an ISPS port facility which includes amongst other things garage storage spaces along the jetty. Lady GG makes use of these spaces to store machinery and equipment which is a must during the cold winter period. Tenders are also duly maintained.

The owner, the captain and his crew have become part of our family at the Yard. Our relationship with them has grown stronger each year and it is a great pleasure hosting them every year.

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