The historic brand has new ownership (in the photo the Akhir 22S, a very successful model). The Cantieri di Pisa, as reported by Il Sole 24 Ore, have been taken over by Enrico Gennasio who, together with his brother Guido, heads the Alfagomma group, a leading company in the sector of hoses and hydraulic systems. After a long time, the moment has arrived for the long-awaited relaunch of what is still considered an icon of the nautical world.
Cantieri di Pisa
In January, Tankoa Yachts, a Genoese shipyard, started the due diligence for the 100% acquisition of Cantieri di Pisa. The deal did not go through. Enrico Gennasio, managing director of the Lombard group Alfagomma, which through Holding Meg (which controls 50% of the industrial group) acquired the Cantieri di Pisa, stepped in. The value of the operation was not revealed, but Gennasio, speaking to Il Sole 24 Ore, confirmed that he now intends to bring more technology to the production of yachts up to 46 metres, with an update of the style.
In order to promote the relaunch, the new owner of Cantieri di Pisa will be able to count on a reduction in state fees and an extension of the concession from 2021 to 2040, decided in recent months by the Navicelli municipal company. The concession includes sheds, yards and 800 square metres of dock. For now, it is not yet clear what the future of the historic brand will be from the point of view of the investments that will have to be made by the owners.