·Industrial collaboration agreement between Varador 2000 and Garriga BCN
Varador 2000 incorporates a new workshop specialized in laminates and composites to its repair & refit facilities of the port of Arenys de Mar. The new company that has established its industrial activity in the Varador 2000 shipyard is Garriga BCN, one of the best specialized workshops in the sector.
Garriga BCN thus joins the other enterprises that were already developing their activities in the Arenys shipyard: Sailing Solutions, Hymapro, Motor Nautic, Global Motors Arenys, Luxwood Fusteria Naval, Diplonautic and VC Fiber.
Garriga BCN is a company specialized in works on composite laminates of all kinds of fibers and resins such as carbon, kevlar / aramid, glass, epoxy, vinylester, polyester, pvc, etc. The company employs manual, infusion and vacuum techniques for boat restoration projects, interior habitability projects and exterior transformation projects. It also makes maintenance and structural repairs, installs benches for new equipment and manufactures new accessories for yachts.
The company is directed by Jordi Garriga, who has evolved in the second generation in the nautical sector towards new more specialized niches of activity generated by the new demands of the sector. It comes from Astilleros Garriga, dedicated to the construction of highly competitive one-off boats such as the Fortuna Ligth boat, built for the Whitbread Round the World Race regatta, the current Volvo Ocean Race.
All the new workshops have been located in the technical area of Varador 2000, which has become a real hub of companies capable of providing an integral technical service to all types of sail and motor boats, preferably of lengths between 20 and 50 meters. In addition to these new incorporations, which consolidate and provide quality to the shipyard, Varador 2000 negotiates new agreements with other companies and specialist technicians to expand its service offer in the future and consolidate its 360º industrial project.
Strategic position in the Mediterranean
Varador 2000 is the reference shipyard of the north coast of Barcelona specialized in lengths of 20 to 50 meters. Its technical base of repair & refit of Arenys de Mar is located in a strategic position of the Mediterranean coast, halfway between Barcelona and the Costa Brava. It is located 35 kilometers from Barcelona and has good communication systems: two international airports, high frequency of rail transport and, of course, road connection via highway.
Nowadays Varador 2000 offers to his clients a wide range of technical services with industrial workshops specialized in different areas of nautical such as carpentry, painting, electronics, electricity, hydraulics, motors, indoor and outdoor upholstery and sails, as well as services of deck hardware and rigging, wintering and storage, among others. Varador 2000 also offers to his clients the exclusive Tender Clinic services specific for auxiliary boats of superyacht, and Teak Clinic of repair and maintenance of teak surfaces for superyachts.
Varador 2000 has significantly increased his perimeter, expanded and rearranged the launching area, and has built a new warehouse to shelter its new industrial workshops and its own technical facilities. It means to receive new partners, and creating between 60 and 70 new jobs that add to the 80 specialist technicians who usually develop their activity in this technical area, including all the mentioned services.
These facilities, pioneers in the Catalan nautical sector, are celebrating this year 35 years of uninterrupted service to the nautical sector. Varador 2000 repair & refit facilities count with the ISO 9001 quality management, ISO 14001 environmental management and occupational prevention (occupational health and safety management) OHSAS 18001.