Fincantieri has signed a contract for the construction of a seven-deck motor yacht of 140 metres in length. The superyacht will be identified as “Hull # 6218”. This is the first order for a yacht longer than 80 metres signed since the beginning of the financial crisis in October 2008.
Starting from a new outstanding design by Espen Oeino, project “Hull # 6218” has been developed by Fincantieri Yachts, the dedicated business unit within the Fincantieri Group, to full owner’s satisfaction. The order has been placed through Camper & Nicholsons International, a leading yacht brokerage company.
The superyacht has been designed and will be built according to the rules and regulations of SOLAS, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, providing the yacht with a world-leading edge in terms of safety. Moreover the vessel will be remarkable in terms of complexity, technological content, high standard of décor and top-echelon craftsmanship. Particular attention will be given to environmentally friendly solutions. “Hull # 6218” will feature anything a yacht owner might desire: at top of the market level in terms of quality and performance including internal sea water dockage for a 14m tender and 6 pools up to 8 meters in length. The interiors will be designed by style icons Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa. The yacht, when delivered, will be undoubtedly one of the most, if not the most, technically advanced yachts in the world. Any information about the owner and any further information about the yacht, including the yacht profile, will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
“Hull # 6128” will be built at Muggiano shipyard (located in the North-West of Italy, between Genoa and Pisa on the Ligurian seafront). The yard is currently working on another superyacht, “Hull # 6154”, a 134m revolutionary yacht to be delivered next summer.
Commenting on the new order, Mr. Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer, said: “A long-term success in the large yacht business is one of Fincantieri’s strategic priorities, which we have pursued in recent years with full commitment by all our team. The key of our success is to provide yacht owners with uncompromising quality together with a flawless construction process. This is something we will continue to pursue with “Hull # 6218”. Moreover we are now in the position to capitalise not only on our key company assets, developed over more than 200 years of activity, which are cutting edge design, technical, building, and project management expertise: Now we have achieved more and more from the yacht building experience we have matured in recent years. Our commitment has been rewarded with this prestigious new order, which represents for us an important step on the path to increasing the strength of our position in the market.”
Mr. Giovanni Romano, Head of Fincantieri Yachts, added: “We are proud to have been selected to build this fantastic new vessel, despite a tough market place, and we are fully committed to bringing this yacht to life with full client satisfaction. During the last year’s financial “tempest”, we kept the rudder straight, using time and resources available only to reinforce our “ship”, first maximising our efforts to exceed client expectations in our 134m yacht under construction, and secondly strongly investing in further improvements of our know-how. We have worked hard to be in the position of mastering every single detail that make a yacht excellent, from design, engineering and effective project management to production processes and facility set up. This know-how is now a further asset we can build on, in facing this new challenge: we feel fully equipped to perfectly fulfil the owner’s requirements as well as to match the expectations of the market that, hopefully, is going to recover.”