Numerous speculations have surrounded Cantieri di Pisa, some of which are wrong, others closer to reality. A phenomenon that is not surprising, considering that the shipyard, founded in 1945, has become over time a symbol of quality and exclusivity of Made in Italy in the world of yachting. The production has first slowed down and then, even stopped twice in the last decade due to financial crises. Now the brand is coming back to the light, and everyone wants to know who is behind the group that acquired Cantieri di Pisa and how their future will be.
These are the words of the current owners, who have decided to communicate their intentions to the world of yachting:
“We are working hard to structure a new product range that on the one hand maintains the historical DNA of the “Akhir” models of the Pisa shipyards and on the other makes them a new reference point thanks to new solutions and equipment designed to improve the experience of use by our owners. I can’t say much for now, I’ll just say that we’re aiming high, it will be exciting and soon we’ll give you more details” – says Simone Marconcini, manager with a background gained over the years in companies such as Nautor’s Swan, Benetti and Logica Yachts, who together with Pietro Comerro, President of the company and the help of other valuable employees, is managing this important phase of relaunching the shipyard.
“It is no longer necessary to look at the events of the past and the devastating effects that they have caused – continues Marconcini – “we must start from the values and vocation of the shipyards of Pisa in making quality products, from workers and historical models that have had so much success in the past and make them grow. I am excited to work with the current owners of Cantieri di Pisa, with whom I share the strategies of development and innovation. We intend to develop solutions that integrate the elegant design, which has always distinguished the yachts of Cantieri di Pisa, with new technological solutions that aim at maximum comfort, liveability of the interior, safety and respect for the environment. It is impossible to say more at the moment, except that we have undertaken a well-defined strategy that we will pursue with tenacity and enthusiasm in the future.”
Cantieri di Pisa, a banner of Made in Italy in the world, is finally coming back thanks to Sea-Finance, a group of entrepreneurs with complementary experiences, united by a forward-looking vision aimed at safeguarding this important intangible heritage. The aim of the group is to ensure that the Shipyards of Pisa invest in innovation, equipment and innovative technologies, plants, quality, and expansion, thus creating jobs and promoting the territory.
The workers of Cantieri di Pisa have already rolled up their sleeves and have begun to work on the first job order that marks the new beginning. And more are coming…
Great news even for those who do not have the patience to wait. Three of their top historical products – two Akhir 108 and one Akhir 118 – are already at an advanced stage of production.
The first Akhirs, designed by the architect Professor Pierluigi Spadolini (brother of Senator Giovanni Spadolini and father of Tommaso Spadolini) marked a break with the traditional architecture of the time. Despite the passing of time, this line of boats has kept its value intact.