The Dutch defense, shipbuilding, and engineering conglomerate Damen Shipyards Group has owned Amels since 1991. Since then, megayachts have become a key business component, further seeing new brands emerge. To unite them all, the formal Damen Yachting division has formed. Customers who commission either the Amels Limited Editions projects, like the new Amels 206, or the
UPDATE, APRIL 6, 2020: Tankoa Yachts restarted operations on April 4. Codecasa craftspeople went back to work this week as well. Read on for our original article about shipyard reopenings. The pandemic has had tremendous impact on businesses worldwide, with the international superyacht shipyard sector being no different. Several countries are easing lockdowns, though,
The Gulf of La Spezia in Italy is home to a number of major shipyards, including megayacht builders. One more has joined the mix, an offspring of a yard focusing on the offshore and onshore energy sector since the 1940s. The family-run Antonini Navi plans to build megayachts under its own brand, plus perform refits
The United States is an important market for a number of yacht builders. It’s increasingly important and influential for most, if not all, of those same yacht builders, too. One particularly well-known sailing-yacht builder has just announced a new organizational change to reflect this. America’s growing importance to Nautor’s Swan is seeing a new regional
Vincenzo Poerio, well-experienced in the superyacht sector, is now part of the management team at Tankoa Yachts. He is taking on the role as joint Chief Executive Officer, alongside Euro Contenti, who is also CEO. Global yachting customers, particularly Americans, who comprise the largest percentage of yacht owners and buyers worldwide, surely recognize Poerio’s name.
Megayachts to 164 feet (50 meters) cruising in Australia have a new option for service and refit. Part of the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera, The Boat Works has opened phase one of its new refit yard, after nine months of construction. With an overall focus on maintenance and refit, the 55-acre property has