ABOUT US

Seco Yachting - Global Services

SECO Yachting is a subsidiary of SECO GLOBAL SERVICES dedicated to yachting services.

SECO Yachting in La Ciotat and Antibes is a part of the “Fetis” family owned group of companies with a worldwide presence, employing more than 500 people with an established leadership in hydraulic systems in France with major partnerships with brands such as REXROTH and DANFOSS.

Through our numerous operational sites in Nantes, La Rochelle, Mauritius, Barcelona, Istanbul and Izmir, we provide our services through fully equipped workshops offering a wide range of hydraulic stock components, a Design and Engineering Office and our own training centers.

Our vision

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To be a company with a humane dimension and a team based on solidarity and trust
“Alone we go faster, together we go further!”

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Always offering a high level of technical expertise with great added value

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Committed to sustainable development goals, offering innovative solutions for yachts

Our Strategy

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Continuously developing our services offered

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Always looking at how to improve our services

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Strengthening our partnerships and developing new ones

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In-house training for workers

OUR WORKSHOPS
La Ciotat, France
LA CIOTAT

ANTIBES

Barcelona
IZMIR
Istanbul
MAURITIUS
La rochelle

Yachting Experts

Technicians trained in yacht standards of cleanliness and yacht protection
Hydraulic and technical training centers
REXROTH and DANFOSS Certified Repair Center

Customer Satisfaction

On-site and attentive customer service
Quick response time
A bilingual team dedicated to yachting
Straight forward and clear quotations
Interventions possible internationally

Efficiency of Missions

Coordinating planning and respecting delivery times
Detailed technical reports in English and French
Experts in standard yachting components
Workshop with bench testing on-site

THE SECO TEAM



Guillaume MARTINETTI : Business Manager

Guillaume is our Business Manager and is in charge of the business development at both agencies at SECO YACHTING. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the field. 😉

His strength as a leader of the team is in bringing out the good qualities of his team and ensuring the right focus on delivering the best value to our customers. He upholds The Golden Rules of human values and gives the chance to each team member to develop and evolve within the enterprise. Guillaume is a firm believer of the saying “Alone, I go faster, together we go further!”

In his free time, Guillaume likes to unwind with diverse activities such as jogging, snowboarding, tennis, cooking, mechanics, sport mechanics, carting and racing.



Alberto GAMBIER : Site Manager - La Ciotat

Alberto is our La Ciotat Site Manager and is your first contact for general enquiries. Originally from Paris, he has called Marseille his home for over 15 years now. Passionate since a young age for understanding how machines work; his natural curiosity led him to receive a degree in mechanical engineering at “Arts et Métiers” in Aix-en-Provence. We appreciate that he is a serious worker, one you can count on and one that keeps his calm in times of stress.

With 7 years of professional experience at reputable companies such as Airbus Hélicopter, CMA CGM and Sud Moteurs, he is used to working with extreme precision and advanced technological systems.

A basketball player at heart with over 8 years of club basketball behind him, you can find him destressing on a waterfront basketball court near Les Goudes.



Arnaud CARON : Team Leader - La Ciotat

Arnaud is one of our Team Leaders. He supervises shipyard projects with his team. He received his degree “BAC Professionel” in energy from Amiens where he grew up and after that went on to work for the French Navy for over 24 years travelling to almost every corner of the world. His favorite country is New Caledonia because of their exceptional quality of life as daily activities revolve around the ocean and nature. In the South of France since 1994, he counts on staying here in a stable place to raise his family.

Working in yachting is another world for him, one that he appreciates because of the demanding standards of cleanliness and high-quality working conditions. Although Seco is a large corporation, he welcomes the fact that Seco Yachting still retains its human dimension and maintains a healthy work environment which is not always easy to find in a large corporation.

In his free time (which he attests to have very little of!) you will usually find him doing DIY projects and fixing things, especially with wood.




Alexis PEMBEDJOGLOU : Junior Team Leader - La Ciotat

Alexis is our Junior Team Leader. Born and raised in Marseille, he is of Greek, Armenian and French origin. He has been with Seco Yachting for several years, now. He received his Bac Pro in digital electronic systems with additional specialization in naval mechatronics. He went on to spend one year at Paul Ecole MédIterranée (PEM), a military school in St Cyr.

He enjoys working on yachts because of their majestic beauty and he also appreciates working on such diverse equipment. The positive family-like ambiance at Seco is also a big plus for him.

On the weekends, he often rents a boat with friends taking advantage of the beautiful coastlines in the area. He considers himself an athletic person as weight training is something he does a lot of. You can find him participating in strength competitions in different cities within France.



Shubham UGLE : Technician - La Ciotat

Shubham is one of our technicians. Originally from Nagpur, India, he has called France his home for over 5 years now.

With a father engineer and mechanic, he naturally fell into his footsteps watching and helping him in the garage growing up. He studied engineering in India for four years before going on to get his Masters in Automotive Engineering for Sustainable Mobility at Polytech Orleans and ISAT in France. His prior professional experience includes working as an R &D engineer at a hybrid electric vehicle company. He is delighted to be working more with his technical expertise and he appreciates the variety of work needed to be done on a yacht.

In his own words he “loves everything about France” and enjoys hiking, photography and roller-skating. La Ciotat is the perfect place for that!




Lucas LEPETIT : Student Apprentice - La Ciotat

Lucas Lepetit is one of our student apprentices with the main objective of becoming a project manager. He is originally from Nice and is attending MINM “Métier de l’industrie navale et maintenance” with a concentration in naval maintenance. His curiosity and passion for understanding how things work led him to receive his BAC STI2D “Science et technologie de l’industrie et du developpement durable” and then he received his BTS in ATI “Assistant technique ingenieur”.

At Seco Yachting, he loves that he is in communication with everyone and is not just focused on one task as he is learning on the yachts on-site, in the workshop and in the office experiencing every aspect of the work we do here. He appreciates the human dimension of the company as he feels he can really build his knowledge in this kind of work environment.

On the weekends, he is almost always at the cinema. He also considers himself a melophile and he even plays the piano.



Antonin SALLES : Student Apprentice - La Ciotat

Antonin is one of our student apprentices as his main objective is to become a technician. He is doing his Bac Pro in nautical maintenance at the CFA at La Seyne sur Mer.

His choice of career path is all thanks to his uncle. At the young age of 6, he was already helping and watching over his uncle maintain and sail his yacht to the Caribbean and along the Côte d'Azur.

At Seco Yachting, he appreciates the fact that projects are diverse and at various shipyard sites.

He appreciates all types of water sports, especially swimming.



Stéphane LELUIN : Technical Expert - Antibes

Stephane is in charge of our office in Antibes and manages everything from A to Z with your project. With 20 years of experience working in shipyards, going from yacht to yacht, he has unquestionably acquired the technical experience and people skills needed to succeed in this field.


With SECO YACHTING since the beginning, he has given a lot of himself to the company so it succeeds and has proven his loyalty. He is appreciated by his coworkers and by our clients. We consider ourselves lucky to have him on our team.





Elodie TESTARDO : Technical and Administrative Coordinator - Antibes

Elodie is our Technical and Administrative Coordinator for our agency in Antibes. Originally from Cannes, she is delighted to be working near her home town. Elodie is spirited and rigorous in her work, never shying away from a new challenge as she takes her job seriously.


She takes the company a step higher every day and she only leaves one choice for herself and others: to succeed.


Erin CLEMENTS : Administrative, Commercial & Marketing Coordinator

Originally from California, Erin is passionate about her job and has many years of experience working at La Ciotat Shipyards.


Erin does not only provide us with accurate English translations, but adds a pleasant and positive international dimension to our business. She is our backbone for all our administration and communication needs. With her passion for people and her growing knowledge of yachting, she acts as a solid interface between the company and our customers always giving a 100% to address your concern. With her positive attitude and unwavering enthusiasm, no matter what the challenges, you can be sure she will find the solution for every problem.


You can find her once a month animating a Café Expatriates in La Ciotat.

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