With a career in shipping and yachting that spans more than 30 years, Maurizio Magri (pictured) started as a cargo broker and ship charter operator before being appointed Sales & Marketing Director at CBI Navi, where he later became CEO and partner. Top management roles with Admiral Yachts and Tecnomar followed. His most recent position before joining Dynamiq at the beginning of March was with the sales team at Mangusta Overmarine.
“Maurizio brings a wealth of experience to the job,” says Dynamiq CEO, Sergei Dobroserdov. “His time spent with Mangusta, where he worked as a sales executive developing its new displacement range, is particularly relevant.”
Dynamiq made its US debut at the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show with 39m Jetsetter, the first in its range of Gran Turismo Transatlantic (GTT) displacement yachts. The company is actively seeking to expand its brand awareness in the US, citing features such as Jetsetter’s top speed of 20-plus knots, cruising range of 3,000nm, expansive deck space and shallow draft to appeal to the American market for yachts in the 30-45m category. In fact, Palm Beach was just the first port of call in a maritime road show that will see Jetsetter visit Miami, New York, Greenwich, and the Bahamas in time for the 35th America’s Cup in June.
“The reception [in Palm Beach] was very positive,” says Magri after attending his first boat show as Dynamiq’s Commercial Director. “Westport in the US and other builders in Europe and Asia offer composite series models, but Dynamiq is the only all-aluminium, long-range proposal in its size and price range. This is especially appealing to the growing number of experienced owners who are looking to downsize in an effort to reduce the hassle of yacht ownership and increase the fun factor.”
Jetsetter was built at the Italian Sea Group’s facility in Carrara (where 55m Quinta Essentia with exterior styling by Dobroserdov Design was also built). Since then, Dynamiq has established its own shipyard down the road in Viareggio and construction is under way on its second yacht: the GTT 115. Developed in collaboration with Studio Porsche, the 35m motoryacht is due to launch in the summer and will be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Broker-turned-builder Dobroserdov makes no bones about the fact that he wants to shake up the industry: “I started this project because I was not happy with the status quo in the industry, nor with the yachts available and the way they’re sold,” he said when he unveiled the Dynamiq brand in 2015. “I simply believe we can propose something better that offers owners more choice.”