By David Robinson
A new office in Antibes and a new exclusive deal to represent Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) in North America are the latest expansion moves by the Super Yacht Division of Denison Yacht Sales. The new office, the company’s first in Europe, opened at the beginning of this month.
The deal with CdM is to market their Darwin explorer yacht series and the Nauta Air range. Denison will represent the Italian shipbuilder’s full displacement Darwin Class series, including the 86, 90, 96,107 and 115, and the semi-displacement Nauta Air series including the 86, 90, 96, 115 and 130.
“As the grandson, nephew and son of aluminium boatbuilders in the US, this product is very special to me personally,” said Bob Denison, president of the Denison Super Yacht Division. “I strongly believe in the CdM brand and look forward to introducing the American market to this outstanding product.”
“American buyers,” commented Alex Clarke, a Denison SY Division broker, “have pioneered the explorer style vessels and I am confident that the Cantiere delle Marche brand will be a huge success in the USA. We are honoured to be a part of building this great future with CdM.”
Clarke will actively represent the CdM brand in the US.
The Darwin series feature carbon steel hulls and light aluminium superstructures lowering the centre of gravity, while the Nauta Air series feature all-aluminium hull and superstructure construction. Intelligent distribution of interior and exterior spaces offer operation, storage and living areas that are comfortable and functional for the ship’s owner, guests and crew.
Alex Clarke is currently in the South of France for the Cannes show next week where the new deal will be promoted. Denison adds CdM to Mondo Marine, which it already represents in the US. For the latter it has taken on some new builds at Mondo that are exclusively for Denison to sell.