Italian yacht-builder Mondomarine has acquired Cantieri di Pisa for an undisclosed sum.
Cantieri di Pisa was founded in Limite sull’Arno in 1945. In 1956 the company moved to a new yard in Darsena Pisana, allowing it to produce larger models. Its portfolio includes a range of contemporary motoryachts, along with the Akhir range of superyachts.
Mondomarine, which produces yachts over 40m in length, won the call for bids established by the Court of La Spezia. The company will take on Cantieri di Pisa’s trademarks, warehouses and facilities, and six boats currently under construction. The transaction also includes 33 employees working at the yard.
As per the agreement, all of the concessions for 12,000sq m of land, 6,000sq m of warehouses and 800sq m of basin will be revoked and immediately reassigned to Mondomarine.
“The operation is part of the development strategy of Mondomarine, which aims for leadership in the field of high-end yachts,” says Mondomarine chairman and owner Alessandro Falciai. “Precisely in this sense the historical line of Cantieri di Pisa, Akhir, will be redirected towards the production of high quality, with semi-displacement aluminium yachts from 30m up. It is the best way to celebrate, this year, the centenary of Cantieri Navali Campanella, our production site in Savona.”
Established in 1915 as Cantieri Navali Campanella, Mondomarine was acquired by Alessandro Falciai and Roberto Zambrini in 2013. The company has built 62 yachts to date.
Over the last nine years, Mondomarine has sold 20 yachts over 40m in length, of which eight were over 50m. Six units with a total length of over 300 linear meters are currently in build.