Italian yard Canados makes a comeback with major facility upgrade, four new models and reveals details of its partnership with refit yard Tecnopool.

Canados shipyard has announced that it expects to reach a debt-free position by late October 2016. The Italian yard has also revealed the addition of four new models for 2017 and has provided details of its partnership with refit yard Tecnopool.

The announcements were made by Michel Karsenti and the management team of Canados Yachts during a press conference held on occasion of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.

Established in 1946, Canados has built over 700 yachts up to 36m. French entrepreneur Michel Karsenti acquired the yard in February this year.

New superyachts

Two of the new models are targeting the superyacht market. The Canados 969 Coliseum is a 29.5m (97ft) raised pilot house yacht.

The shipyard says the vessel has been designed with a unique layout and volumes for those willing to find the amenities of a 35m yacht in a package under 30m and under 24m load line.

Canados 969 Coliseum

New model: Canados 969 Coliseum, a 97ft Raised Pilot House motoryacht. The yacht has been pencilled by Marco Casali

The 969 Coliseum offers a true main deck owner’s suite with an oversized split level bathroom and a private foredeck terrace.

Her aft deck concept is also truly unique with its two side cocoons housing two saloons and a wide central access gangway.

In addition, the yard says the Canados 969 Coliseum is the only yacht in the category to offer two garages, one for the tender and the other for water toys.

In addition, the Canados Yachts product line has been extended. The line comprises five flybridge models, all with fully custom interiors manufactured in house.

Canados has also introduced the Oceanic Yachts 95 GT by Canados. The production series of the 90’ prototype has now seen its length extended.

The hull is 1.5m longer while the superstructure has been extended almost two meters. Available with two different power packages, MAN or Caterpillar as standard, the 95ft is now also offered to the market in a GT version.

The GT version uses the same platform as the Fast Expedition Yacht but the upper deck as been replaced by a large flying bridge.

Oceanic Yachts 95 GT by Canados

Oceanic Yachts 95 GT by Canados

New facilities

Canados has also seen its facilities revamped under the new ownership. Works are moving according to plan with dredging operation of the Canados marina completed in June and the new cover of the 75m long shed completed in July.

Before the end of the year, the new commercial office will have been completed and early 2017 will see the beginning of the work to create crew and surveyors office facilities.

Strategic partnership

The Italian shipyard has also announced that it has teamed up with Viareggio-based refit specialist Tecnopool. The partnership agreement between the two companies was signed in August this year.

As part of the partnership Canados will now be able to offer Canados owners services and warranty works using the leverage and technical assistance of Tecnopool’s experts and project managers.

Tecnopool, on the other side, has made Canados its exclusive services and refit partner in the area going from the Argentario region to the Gulf of Naples.

Canados will service Tecnopool’s wide client list in Rome, where most yacht owners like to cruise but were not able to find professional shipyards.