The Rodriguez Group said it was partnering with Italyachts on the construction of 34.5m (113ft), 43m (141ft) and 50m (164ft) megayacht projects. The French builder made the announcement at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Eric de Saintdo, the newly appointed general manager of the Rodriguez Group, said the launch of the new megayachts shows its “willingness for dynamism” as the superyacht market re-establishes itself. The yachts will be built by the Italian shipyard using the designs of naval architect Andr