Italian shipyard, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM), has officially opened its new dock in Marina Dorica on the Adriatic coast. Designed and built to be like a luxury private marina the dock comes with four mooring spots suited to host yachts of up to 45 metres.
With a length of around 40 metres, the dock has a total surface area of around 500 square metres and comes equipped with shore power connections, fresh water and compressed air outlets. The new dock allows the shipyard to host its vessel after launch for final outfitting and warranty works, as well as refit and repair works thanks to its proximity to the yard’s main facilities.
CdM’s new dock hopes to further enhance the effectiveness of the pre-owned sales department, which opened in February 2019, by offering fully equipped berths for yachts in what it hopes will prove to be a welcoming environment for owners and crew within a gated area.
In an interview with SuperyachtNews earlier in the year, the yard’s co-founder and marketing director, Vasco Buonpensiere, highlighted that part of CdM’s growth strategy was to focus on the business’ pre-owned sales department. “Our targets for 2019 were once again very clear. Among them, the sales department focussed on starting a structured penetration of the US market and setting up a pre-owned sales department trying to have as many second hand CdM yachts as possible in our portfolio.”
CdM has reportedly decided to internalise the process to gain more transparency with its clients. The yard’s desire to handle the resale of its yachts in-house means that the yard has control of the entire lifecycle of its vessels meaning that it can provide detailed yacht histories for potential buyers as well as supporting current clients during refit and repair periods. The new dock now gives customers a comfortable space to do so.
The lifecycle management of superyachts is a topic that will be under the spotlight during The Superyacht Forum 2019. Held between 18-20 November in Amsterdam, the event promises to bring together key influencers within various sectors of the superyacht industry to discuss the topic of how to build for the next generation. On day one of the forum, there will be a discussion between directors of various yacht services companies on how they envision the growing fleet will be managed in the future. For more information on the event click here.
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