When it comes to luxury and style,
there’s simply no beating the Italian touch.
There is no denying that there’s a certain appeal to the Italian way of doing things. Be it food, fashion, or supercars, the proud nation’s singular sense of style and passion for quality always seems to shine through. And the marine world is no exception. Italy has given boaters some of the sleekest, most beautiful watercraft the world has ever seen. And it’s often done so without sacrificing onboard luxury or at-sea performance. Come with us now, as we examine the Italian way of doing things, and see just what exactly the Italian marine industry can offer you. We’d bet our last sfogliatelle you’ll like what you see.
It’s nearly impossible to talk about the Italian marine industry without Azimut coming up in the conversation. The builder has been turning out reliable, seaworthy, and elegant yachts seemingly since time immemorial (actually 1969), and has earned a lofty reputation because of it.
You may not have heard about Markagain yet, but you will soon. The company, which announced its entry into the U.S. market at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show, is a leader in the management and resale of pre-owned luxury goods, including yachts.
Monte Carlo Yachts should be the toast of the town this fall at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show when it introduces its MCY 86 to the American market. MCY has always identified the U.S. as a major point of interest for its products, and the 86 should prove to be no exception.
Opacmare is one of the world’s leading producers of stainless steel and aluminum equipment for the yachting industry.
Few things proclaim power and prestige like the sight of Overmarine’s Mangusta 165 pulling into a harbor. The Mangusta brand is not known for understatement, and with her stiletto-sharp lines, 164-foot LOA, and 40-knot top speed, the 165 won’t be either.
When it comes to boat accessories, Italy’s Quick has a step on the competition. The company manufactures a full line of useful, durable, and smart marine products, from game-changing LED lights to water heaters to bow thrusters to a series of state-of-the-art windlasses, and more.
Rossinavi is an esteemed Italian yard which is making a concerted push into the American market with two exceptional new projects, a 158 and a 130, both belonging to its Bahamas series, which as you may have guessed, features boats built specifically for the Bahamas.
The new SL118 from Sanlorenzo makes her mark the moment you lay eyes on her. Her lines are just that sleek. The SL-line flagship recently splashed at the company’s yard in preparation for her final touches before she is delivered to a lucky German family.
If you’ve ever been out on a boat under the hot sun (And who among us hasn’t?) you know the importance of keeping your food and drinks cold. So does Vitrifrigo, which has been keeping its clients relaxed and refreshed since 1966. Suffice to say, by now, they’ve got things down pat.