It already had the ability to welcome megayachts up to 361 feet (110 meters) to its docks. It also can do works in a sheltered graving dock for projects to 335 feet (102 meters). Now, a newly christened shiplift at Amico & Co. in Genoa, Italy, will let it haul out even more megayachts, specifically up to six more for simultaneous service and refit.
The shiplift platform can lift a total of 4,000 tons synchronously, with all-electric power from Amico & Co.’s own supply. While it’s been operating for about a month, the shipyard held a formal celebration this week. The lift can maneuver megayachts to 312 feet (95 meters) out of the water and up to the ground level. Once there, the yachts then move to dedicated work slots, again via electrically operated transfer equipment. To bolster these transfers, the shipyard restructured about 269,098 square feet (25,000 square meters) of hardstanding space.
The shiplift at Amico & Co. is the result of a multi-year effort overall to create a megayacht hub in the port of Genoa. Besides the above-mentioned amenities, the yard has 10 covered spaces for service on yachts between 164 and 230 feet (50 and 70 meters). In addition, it has a technical marina, as well as workshops on site occupying approximately 48,438 square feet (4,500 square meters). These, as well as the shiplift at Amico & Co. came about in part from cooperation from the Genoa Port Authority. The shipyard has a multi-year concession to use port-owned property. “In our opinion, by working together, we have given substance to a virtuous model of a relationship between the public sector and private initiative,” asserts Bruno Guglielmini, Amico & Co.’s managing director.
In related news, Amico & Co. is supporting a regional initiative to attract more superyachts. The Darsena Nautica area is being redeveloped as a dedicated marina. It will further have a variety of yacht services for crews and owners. The marina will eventually host the annual Genoa Boat Show.
Amico & Co. amicoshipyard.com