Silent-Yachts becomes sole owner of Italian new-build shipyard
Silent-Yachts becomes sole owner of Italian new build shipyard
The strong growth of Silent-Yachts in recent years has resulted in the need for additional resources. Following the news that the brand has been restructured as Silent Group, the privately Austrian-owned company is very proud to announce that it is now the sole shareholder of its Italian production site.
Silent-Yachts has acquired a new-build facility in Fano on Italy’s Adriatic coast comprising several modern, well-equipped hangars for the building and outfitting of the Silent 60 series and Silent 80 series models. The site includes five construction sheds with 22,000 m2 of covered space and a similar exterior surface area.
The new range of electric Silent-Tenders will also be produced at the Fano facility, which includes an Innovation Centre for researching and developing new models, technologies and solutions.
"Our acquisition of the facility in Fano is a great opportunity for the city and for the nautical sector in the area,” says Michael Köhler, CEO of Silent-Yachts. “In 2022 we will employ approximately 250 people, both directly and indirectly, and we have expansion plans already under discussion to increase the production capacity of our sites and acquire new ones. We are open to discuss with the municipal and state authorities about future operations and to offer our contribution to the city and the many small businesses in the area that make this area a point of reference for Italian boatbuilding."
Ideally placed to take of the well-established network of local subcontractors and key suppliers, the strategic acquisition means the facility is able to guarantee the highest level of design and engineering, interior outfitting and Italian craftsmanship. It also ensures a stable future in a major boatbuilding hub for Silent-Yachts, leader in the production of fully electric solar-powered catamarans from 60 to 120 feet, as the
brand continues to grow worldwide.