Compositeworks Hanging Shingle in La Rochelle

The Atlantic Refit Center in France has earned a reputation for servicing superyachts. In fact, being in La Rochelle, it’s the only option on the country’s Atlantic Coast. The specialist company Compositeworks believes it can bolster business there. It’s therefore taking over the two drydocks. The drydocks measure 351 feet (107 meters) and 577 feet Continue reading


Cantiere Rossini, New Refit Yard in Italy

A team experienced in the yachting industry is transforming a shipyard along Italy’s Adriatic Coast into a megayacht refit yard. The new yard, partially operational already, is Cantiere Rossini. Cantiere Rossini is in Pesaro, in the Marche region, up the coast from Ancona. The site is that of the former Cantiere Navale di Pesaro. That Continue reading


Kiton and Benetti: Haute Couture Meets the High Seas

Yachting companies are making a concerted effort to attract newcomers to the on-water lifestyle. The latest is Benetti, which has partnered with a fellow Italian luxury brand for that purpose. It’s Kiton, which offers custom-tailored clothing plus collections for men and women. Kiton opened its doors in 1968 outside of Naples and has since expanded Continue reading