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Antonini Navi: a new shipyard is born

Gruppo Antonini have raised their profile in the yacht industry by creating a new brand: Antonini Navi.

The new brand rests on three pillars: an enviable heritage of technical and commercial knowhow in the world of superyachts, the entrepreneurial flair of the Antonini family and the strategic location of the Cantiere Navale Marina di Pertusola shipyard in Muggiano on the Gulf of La Spezia, which is one of the world’s best-known yachting hubs. The shipyard will also be able to count on a team of top industry experts, all of them based in La Spezia.

The Antonini Navi brand will bring together the range of high-end marine services offered by Gruppo Antonini in order to provide the market with an all-round offering, from the construction of custom yachts (up to 70 meters in length) to services including refitting, after-sales and superyacht berthing, as well as continuing to build for third parties, as has been the case for years. The ambitious project will also embrace the creation of a line of yachts from 30 to 50 metres in length, designed by award-winning La Spezia architect and designer Fulvio De Simoni and named Crossover to signal its innovative nature and cross-market appeal.

Another strength of this new brand is its engagement with some of the most reliable experts in the sector, all of them, without exception, from La Spezia and bound together by high professional and personal esteem.
Gruppo Antonini now has about 200 employees and 50 collaborators and several of them will be assigned to the new project, which focuses on four distinct areas of action, all based at Antonini Navi’s Marina di Pertusola headquarters.

Megayacht construction for third parties: shipyards or other sector operators contract out the construction of certain lines to Antonini Navi, which has an advanced production facility with systems and equipment for making steel hulls and superstructures.

Full Custom Yacht production: Antonini Navi can meet all requirements in terms of both size and category. The knowhow and expertise of its engineers, craftsmen and other professionals are backed up by advanced design systems, innovative technology and extensive production facilities, thus guaranteeing high standards of quality, safety and reliability, but also seaworthiness and focus on detail.

Refitting: operating out of its own shipyard, Antonini Navi will provide routine and extraordinary maintenance services for yachts of any size and level of wear, with the aim of prompt delivery while always ensuring the highest quality standards thanks to the installation of highly reliable, latest-generation technology. This is a field in which the group already operates, with major customers including the Italian Navy, for which it worked on the famous training vessel Vespucci, a splendid tall ship built in 1930.

Antonini Navi range: the yard will develop a full range of displacement and semi-displacement yachts (from 30 to 50 metres) designed by the brand’s internationally renowned Creative Director Fulvio de Simoni, whose work over the years has revolutionised aesthetic conventions in the yachting industry. The new line of yachts, Crossover, is a concept that embodies the excellence imprinted in the group’s DNA. The Crossover line’s common denominator is a voluminous but flowing design under the waterline and the contemporary lines. The first unit to be built will be the 130’ (40 m) Crossover, a yacht incapsulating all the features and potential of the line.

The new brand begins its journey in the world of yachting with a rich and concrete offer of services, which will allow it to stand out in the nautical panorama and conquer a large slice of the market thanks to its undoubted strengths.