The association affiliated with Fondazione Altagamma which groups together top-firms from the sector. The industry continues to have confidence in the Association’s strategic plan for the relaunch of the sector.
Just two months after the official presentation — and a few weeks since ten new brands joined — Nautica Italiana announces that another nine brands have decided to join the Association, bringing the total number of associates represented to 44.
The nine new high-end brands are: Amico Loano, DL Yachts Dreamline, Gallinea, Kifaru Yachts, ONI-Officine Navali Italiane, Opacmare, Pesto Sea Group, PortoMirabello and Tecnorib, representing the large yacht and motor boat production sectors, including inflatable boats, services, marinas and accessories.
“We are very pleased with the sector’s response to the Association’s goals and principles and proud of welcoming another nine brands which have demonstrated their confidence in our strategic plan by joining us. Thanks to the new members, Nautica Italiana is expanding the offer in areas complementary to shipbuilding, such as Services and Territories, and this allows us to add another element for pursuing our mission of offering full representation to the entire industry”, stated Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman of Nautica Italiana (in the picture above).
The association is aimed at grouping together the high-end companies from the entire sector — Industry, Services and Territories — to define, also through a constant, constructive dialogue with the relevant institutions, the strategy for the development of the nautical industry, both in Italy and internationally, promoting a sector at the premium end of Italian production. Despite the crisis, this industry has succeeded in maintaining quality standards and a capacity for innovation, thanks to a wealth of technical and cultural expertise that is unique in the world, in all areas, ranging from boat building and accessories right through to services.
Interest in Nautica Italiana’s programme and strategic plan continues unabated and another nine applications are currently being scrutinised by the Chairman’s Committee consisting of seven members: Lamberto Tacoli (Chairman); Luigi Alberto Amico, Cataldo Aprea, Fabio Boschi, and Giovanna Vitelli (Vice Chairpersons); Corrado Salvemini (Director); and Lorenzo Pollicardo (General Secretary).
Nautica Italiana’s nine new members
Amico Loano is a boatyard dedicated to the maintenance, repair and refitting of yachts, both sail and motorised, from 8 to 55m in length, and is located inside the new Loano Marina, halfway between Portofino and the Cote d’Azur. Founded in 2010 to meet the constant growth of the main boatyard in Genoa, Amico Loano is the second yard of the Amico group, from which it inherited the know-how and professionalism acquired by the Amico family in the naval repair sector during many years operating in the yachting sector. Thanks to continuous investment in infrastructures, the availability of qualified labour and personnel and the presence of specialist workshops within the yard, Amico Loano is able to carry out work ranging from simple specialist service operations to the most complex refits on yachts and small boats.
DL Yachts Dreamline
DL Yachts Dreamline is a Fano (Italy) based originated by Mr. Peter Zuber, engineer and mastermind of the DL Yachts shipbuilding philosopy. The Dreamline range is actually composed by six yachts starting from the already very well known 26M introduced for the first time in 2014 and with already 5 units sold, two already launched and three under construction, the 30M, the 34M already at sea with the second unit under construction, the 40M, 46M and 49 metres. All the models in the range can be realized in composite or aluminium depending on the specific request of the client, in any case, any unit is strongly personalized by the owner. The entire range is based on the naval architecture developed by Arrabito Naval Architects and the exterior design by Team4Design by Enrico Gobbi for a new line of boats able to offer unconventional combination of performances and space. CEO of DL Yachts is Mr. Paolo Bencivenni, another experienced engineer who works in the yachting industry from a long time who take care of the philosophy behind the Dreamline idea, based on technology, eco-efficiency, unmatched level of quality, original design solutions providing the maximum level of comfort. Dreamline, after only one year from the presentation of the first unit, the 26M introduced in 2014 in Cannes, is already a symbol of prestige and innovation.
Founded in 1959, Gallinea S.r.l. established itself as a reference partner for boatyards through planning, construction and distribution of nautical components and electric and electronic systems, always paying the utmost attention and using the maximum accuracy in researching the most suitable solution by aiming at the latest technology and aesthetical appearance, with a vision of a whole system instead of just single components. As early as in the Eighties, Gallinea was already marketing innovative and technologically cutting-edge windscreen wipers, as well as domestic appliances and cookers. In later years, research and development produced the first engine room fans. In 2007, the Innovation for Boat division was created, with the mission to ‘imagine’ and develop new products for a nautical market oriented towards the research of the most exclusive up-to-date products, design, lifestyle. This led to iBoat ADHP, a dock station for digital music listening, followed by the Line version and other advanced solutions for boat technological management. In 2014, some of these products allowed Gallinea to approach new sectors having the same quality and design requirements as the nautical sector. Thanks to its technical and design know-how, Gallinea S.r.l. has won the trust of the main boat builders, consolidating its role in a sector that represents the best expression of “Made in Italy” products.
Kifaru Yacht, known by nautical enthusiasts particularly for the launch of the Askari 63, was founded in 2009. During 2015 it was bought by Cantiere Navale Italia to become the first brand in its portfolio. In fact, Cantiere Navale Italia intends, in the medium term, to broaden its offer through other brands, new or still to be obtained, with a view to becoming an increasingly attractive and competitive Italian nautical group for an international clientele of experienced enthusiasts, who know how to recognise and appreciate the uniqueness of the design, the high performance, impeccable quality and minute attention to aesthetic and functional details. Cantiere Navale Italia was founded at the start of 2015 by certain Italian entrepreneurs already involved in the nautical world who assembled a team of experienced professionals with one great passion in common. Cantiere Navale Italia, based in La Spezia, stands as a new benchmark for that market niche able to recognise and choose highly innovative, high-performance and distinctive yachts. With an all-aluminium 43 to 90 feet range, designed by Luca Dini Yachts Design, Cantiere Navale Italia is putting itself forward on the European, North American and Far East markets with an exclusive product offer, distinguished by ultra high-tech and highly customisable features. The new Kifaru Baby 13 model made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival where it was available for onboard visits and sea trials, receiving major plaudits from operators and customers.
ONI Officine Navali Italiane
ONI Officine Navali Italiane SpA is one of the most antique company of the Naples Commercial port, established in 1945. The SuperYacht Technical Management Division provides Technical assistance 24/7 and in any emergency situation, professionally operating for over 14 years, to Super-Yachts in the Mediterranean region & Worldwide. ‘Problem Solving’ – endeavouring to solve/research the correct solution to your request and needs within 1-hour. ONI SuperYacht Technical Management is specialized in Refit&Repair works with the availability of docks, dry docks and lifting equipment for all type of MegaYachts, up to 80.000DWT. Located in the Middle of the Med, in one of the most attractive place, at a short navigation distance from all the most exclusive cult destinations – Capri/Amalfi/Positano, Cote d’Azur, Corsica, Sardinia, Balearics, Sicily, Malta, Turkey, Greece, Maldives, Caribbean – we offer the most advanced facilities to carry out Shipyard works at the highest SuperYacht Quality, with the most experienced craftsmen available on the market and only with authorized dealers from the manufacturer companies.
Opacmare, founded in 1995, is today one of the leading companies in the yacht and super-mega yacht accessories manufacturing sector. Opacmare supplies the major shipbuilders, naval architects and design studios throughout the world. It provides technologically advanced solutions to ensure maximum onboard comfort, developing new products in close collaboration with the shipyards and anticipating customer needs. Opacmare’s production strengths are functionality, safety, high quality of materials and innovative design. It offers a wide range of products such as gangways, lift systems, cranes, doors, stairs and balconies, both standard and tailor-made, entirely manufactured within the company’s premises. Opacmare’s designers are always available to meet consumer needs, including registrations and certifications.
Pesto Sea Group
In the market since 1966, Pesto Sea Group Srl is a service company operating at international level and providing full and prompt assistance to an extremely demanding and complex target clientele such as that of Mega Yachts. With firm national roots and a direct presence in strategic tourism areas including the Ligurian Riviera (Genoa, Portofino, Imperia, and La Spezia-Cinque Terre) and Venice, the Company operates internationally through a network of affiliated agencies selected to guarantee the highest quality standards. A joint venture between the Pesto Family and Fratelli Cosulich Spa, Pesto Sea Group stands out for its expertise and reliability and guarantees its VIP clientele a wide range of services including: personal concierge, full assistance 365 days a year to Captains and crews, organisation of international events, assistance with bureaucracy, organisation of cruises, representation and tax assistance service, assistance with healthcare emergencies, coordination with refitting yards and onboard supplies, assistance with Duty free supplies throughout the world and many others.
PortoMirabello is one of the most recent and modern marinas in the Mediterranean, with unique structural features; a project designed essentially to meet the needs of the large-scale nautical industry and known as “the Port that has already accommodated some of the most important and iconic superyachts in the world”. Inaugurated in 2010, after just two years work, it has a 60-year concession and covers a total area of 270,000 sqm that extends over an artificial peninsula of 40,000 sqm in front of La Spezia city centre. This is a revolutionary project, run from the beginning by the young entrepreneur Alessandro Menozzi, CEO of ITN S.p.A., who has faced the crisis head on, bringing the dream of long ago to fruition. Overall, 407 moorings for boats, including 100 conceived and designed for superyachts from 40m to 130m, supplemented by another 700 for boats under 14m created in synergy with the Port Authority. A total of 1,107 moorings for boats that drives the largest ancillary industry in the Mediterranean, creating links with high-appeal destinations that can be reached within a few miles and a few kilometres from the most exclusive locations in Italy. This innovative project was conceived to provide its guests with excellent services, cutting-edge solutions, large spaces, maximum accessibility and a total focus on the top yachting target clientele, as well as quietness, wellbeing, convenience and a wide selection of leisure activities.
Founded in 2005 in Milan, Tecnorib designs and produces rigid inflatable boats from 6 to 14 metres and markets them worldwide under the PIRELLI and PZERO names, for which it is the exclusive licensee.
By reaping and relaunching the brand’s prestige and tradition in the sector, Tecnorib has recently established itself as a key player in the high-end sector of its field. For three years it has supplemented its traditional production with a tender range between 4 and 8 metres serving large-size yachts.