amico1Over the last 18 months Amico & Co has completed a series of important investments – 7 million euros have been spent on facilities, with 6 million euros spent on a dry-dock project and another million euro on developing the capacity of the shipyard’s dock electrical system, increasing it from 1.9MW to 5.3MW.

The new 102m dry-dock was designed and built in just 16 months and is equipped with a retractable shed, heating, ventilation and a special emissions treatment system for painting work. The dock was inaugurated on the 14th November 2014, with all the main local authorities attending, and is currently home to the 85m Delma undergoing a major refit, which will continue until mid-2015.

The Genoa shipyard is gearing itself towards the global markets for the refit, repair and maintenance of yachts from 60 to 140m LOA.amico2

In the last three years the yard has taken on twenty new employees – divided between Amico & Co and Amico Loano, the second Amico repair and maintenance shipyard – and it also has five partner companies, with 140 operators, 35 specialized contractors and 650 suppliers.

Since September, the shipyard has worked on 17 projects on yachts of over 50m LOA, nine of which have already used the dry-dock facilities (including dry-dock number 2 in the Ente Bacini area, directly managed by Amico & Co).