Still a relatively new player in yachting, Antonini Navi has brought on a high-profile central agent to help it make inroads. It’s working with Camper & Nicholsons for one particular semi-custom series that offers more flexibility than similar platforms.
Antonini Navi debuted in 2020 as the superyacht-specific arm of Gruppo Antonini. The latter is a long-established commercial builder in Italy. In fact, it dates back to the 1940s, further in the hands of the same family since then. Antonini Navi can build and refit yachts to 230 feet (70 meters), too.
Antonini Navi’s first yachting project, which Camper & Nicholsons will help promote, is its UP40 series, a 131-footer (40-meter). The UP40, a.k.a. Utility Platform 40, differs from other semi-custom platforms in providing buyers with several superstructure styles from which to choose. Specifically, they are the Crossover, Explorer Classic, Explorer Sport, and Island. With Crossover, for instance, the looks are pretty streamlined (pictured). The Island, meanwhile, has an upper-deck area usable as an owners’ suite or observation area. With the Explorer Classic, you get a sundeck along with globetrotting styling, while the Explorer Sport eliminates the sundeck and is lower profile.
Regardless, each UP40 offers up to six staterooms for you and your guests. Furthermore, you can expect a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a 10-knot cruising speed. Additionally, you can work with the construction and design teams, including Camper & Nicholsons’ own in-house departments, for tailoring arrangements and interior design.
Simone Antonini, Antonini Navi’s CEO, considers Camper & Nicholsons “an important partner…that will allow us to expand our market and foster positive results next to the most demanding clients.”
Paolo Casani, Camper & Nicholsons’ CEO, adds, “Antonini Navi, an internationally recognized company, is a key player and innovator in the luxury-yacht market.”
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