Brazilian shipyard Inace has announced its intention to reclaim its position as one of South America’s finest superyacht builders following nearly three years of absence in the market. Inace’s last delivered yacht, the 38.4-metre Batai, dates back to 2014.
Speaking to SuperYacht Times, Inace in-house naval architect and engineer Flavio Barros explains what the company has been up to the last few years: “We have received a huge demand from the tugboat market which resulted in our absence from the yachting scene for these last three years. In this time, we have delivered 10 workboats including tugboats and ferries.”
Barros feels that these projects, as well as recent dealings with international shipping companies, has strengthened the shipyard in terms of capabilities. “We have had a great experience dealing with multinationals companies which helped us increase our quality, planning and financial management of the shipyard."
The first step towards Inace’s return to the market is in the form of a 35-metre expedition-style motor yacht named INACE-FH 115. The project is currently being developed by the shipyard together with designer Fernando de Almeida.
Inace will be celebrating its 50th existence year in 2018.
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