Speaking to SuperyachtNews.com Knight and Carver’s Giovanni Lococo remained tight-lipped about developments but he did acknowledge that progress had been made and that “ongoing negotiations” had allowed the yard to continue with its operations.
“We’re running a positive cash sheet and we have interested parties…we have a number of projects scheduled for the winter but none of these are superyachts at this time.”
One of the rumoured parties is New York-based ship repair company Amertech Industries. SuperyachtNews.com spoke to Amertech’s Steve Dileo, who confirmed that the company had lodged a bid:
“We’re making a bid for it but we don’t know whether we’ll be successful. There will definitely be [an outcome] before the end of the calendar year.
“We’re a shipyard operator and we’ve owned and operated shipyards down the east coast that deal with naval and commercial vessels. [Superyacht refit] is not of primary interest to us but it is of interest; we view it as 40 per cent of what the total [Knight and Carver] business is worth.”
Dileo also added that the West Coast offered an attractive new proposition for Amertech’s portfolio.
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