Following the recent acquisition of the STARFISHER shipyard, Groupe Beneteau announced the purchase of the RODMAN LUSITANIA shipyard, thus creating a Portuguese production center dedicated to powerboats under 40 feet.
Located in Gandra, in northern Portugal, the RODMAN LUSITANIA shipyard covers nearly 60,000 square meters, including 20,000 square meters of plant and warehouse space.
At a standstill for some years, the site will resume its activity in 2022, producing small motor boats.
The two shipyards, STARFISHER and RODMAN LUSITANIA, are located about ten kilometers apart and will be grouped together in GB Portugal Lda, the Portuguese subsidiary of Groupe Beneteau.
In the future, this company will produce around 1,000 boats per year and employ around 700 people.