Privinvest is an international shipbuilding group founded by Iskandar Safa and his brother Akram Safa more than 2 decades ago. Privinvest specialises in high-end and technologically innovative ships including naval and commercial vessels as well as mega yachts.
Headquartered in the Middle East, the Privinvest Group has state of the art facilities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Privinvest prides itself on its unique and diverse skillset across its affiliates.
Privinvest employs over 2,500 people all over the world, working every day on the design and construction of naval and commercial vessels, supply of integrated systems, support programs for naval fleets, and support and transfer of technology to countries wishing to develop their own shipbuilding industry.
For over 20 years, Privinvest’s shipyards have performed major contracts thanks to its 360° offer and its uniquely qualified staff and facilities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Together they have designed, engineered and built some of the world’s most successful and recognised ships such as the recently launched “Sailing Yacht A”. These remarkable projects have allowed Privinvest to gain an international reputation and with it, the confidence of its stakeholders. That makes the group a world leader in its line of business, able to respond to any of its clients needs and demands.
Ancillary to its shipbuilding activities, Privinvest is increasingly involved in environmental issues. The Group’s R&D focuses particularly in Marine Renewable Energies such as the hydrokinetic and turbine industry.
Privinvest’s shipyards have delivered more than 2,000 vessels and its products are present in more than 40 navies around the world. Currently, besides a number of private customers, the Privinvest group is working for a number of major NATO and non-NATO navies.
Privinvest’s shipbuilding entities have consistently enjoyed export success and a strong order book from the group’s customers worldwide. Privinvest Group is currently working on several new projects, including new builds for navies, public authorities and superyacht owners, EEZ integrated surveillance and protection systems, refits for naval vessels and superyachts and other shipbuilding associated services.