Silent Yachts acquires Italian new-build shipyard
Silent Yachts is now the sole owner of a new-build facility in Fano, on the Italian Adriatic Coast. The site will employ more than 250 people, with further plans for expansion.
Silent Group’s yacht division, Silent Yachts, will build the Silent 60 and Silent 80 series at the new site. Consisting of five construction sheds with 23,680 sqft (22,000 sqm) of covered space, the shipyard also has an exterior surface area of a similar size. The Italian yard will also produce the electric tenders for the Silent Tenders division.
“Our acquisition of the facility in Fano is a great opportunity for the city and for the nautical sector in the area,” said Michael Köhler, CEO, Silent Yachts. “We have expansion plans already under discussion to increase the production capacity of our sites and acquire new ones.”
The Austrian-owned company builds fully electric solar-powered catamarans ranging from 60-120ft (18-36m).
“We are open to discuss with the municipal and state authorities about future operations and to offer our contribution to the city [of Fano] and the many small businesses in the area that make this area a point of reference for Italian boatbuilding,” said Köhler.
Silent Yachts rebranded earlier this year as Silent Group after forging a new partnership with Turkish VisionF Yachts. The group expanded from Silent Yachts to form several new divisions, including Silent Tenders, Silent Charter, Silent Brokerage and Silent Yacht Management.
Above is the Silent 80 under construction in the new facility in Fano, Italy.
An aerial image of the new construction facility, pictued below.