Italian Cantiere Del Pardo buys the VanDutch shipyard
The nautical transfer window continues, with the announcement today of the takeover of the Dutch VanDutch, by the Italian shipyard Cantiere Del Pardo.
The ambivalence of the Chinese ideogram, meaning both the word crisis and that of opportunity, has never been so correct these days, which are the occasion of an incredible nautical transfer window.
After the takeover of the Swedish Alukin by his compatriot Nimbus, who himself carried out a fairly severe restructuring plan, then the upcoming restructuring of Nautitech in France, it is up to a pan-European movement that we now assists in the world of yachting.
The Italian shipyard Cantiere Del Pardo, located in Forli, and builder of renowned brands such as Grand Soleil sailboats and Pardo Yachts day boats, has just acquired the Dutch luxury VanDutch day boats.
VanDutch is a recent brand, launched in 2008, quite flamboyant at the marketing level, which has distinguished itself in the market with a range of luxury opens in modern style, ranging from 30 to 75 feet, yachts that could enter in the category of dayboats, but which by their functions go much further.
A brand whose economic model was quite similar to that of Wally (before its takeover), and which consisted of developing models and then subcontracting their construction, partly in the United States for this market, to Marquis Yachts , in Wisconsin, and partly in France, for Europe, at Couach, on the Bassin d'Arcachon.
With this takeover, Cantiere Del Pardo clearly announces the color: production will now be carried out in Italy, at its factory in Forli. An approach that will saturate the site load plan and reduce its breakeven point.
On the occasion of this takeover, Fabio Planamente, president of Cantiere Del Pardo, declares on ActuNautique: "This acquisition is all in all logical and allows us to bring together complementary brands, positioned in the same sector. It will allow us to address the walk from two different angles, in order to strengthen our positions. "
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It should be noted that this buyout comes at a time when insistent rumors relate to the fact that the two owners of the Cantiere Del Pardo, Luigi Servidati and Fabio Planamente would like to raise funds from investors, in order to finance the international development of the site, by selling part of the capital, while retaining the management of the company …