Silent-Yachts becomes sole owner of Italian shipyard
Silent-Yachts has acquired a new-build facility in Fano on Italy’s Adriatic coast comprising several hangars for building and outfitting its Silent 60 and 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 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.
“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.”
The company says the site is ideally placed to utilise the well-established network of local subcontractors and key suppliers. It says its strong growth in recent years has resulted in the need for additional resources. This follows the news that the privately Austrian-owned company has been restructured as Silent Group.