Cantieri Di Pisa Motor Yachts
Based in Italy, Cantieri di Pisa Yachts is long established luxury motor yacht builder which delivers performance superyachts with contemporary and simple styling. With an extremely rich history, Cantieri di Pisa Shipyard has come a long way from a small shipyard to a prominent luxury yacht builder in the yachting industry. The shipyard is part of the much larger Group Baglietto company.
Cantieri di Pisa's portfolio also include a range of contemporary motor yachts, including the AKHIR range of superyachts: the AKHIR 90, 108, 118, and their flagship the AKHIR 135. The Cantieri di Pisa Akhir range has also had some success with yacht BLINK, the Cantieri di Pisa Akhir 135' and NENA, the Cantieri di Pisa New Akhir 118' were both finalists in the World Superyacht Awards in 2010. Yacht Blink, the second build in the new Akhir 135' range, and motor yacht Nena, first in the new Akhir 118' range, were both finalists for the prestigious award contest organized by Boat International, the World Superyacht Awards 2010. Yacht Blink competed as Best semi-displacement or planning motor yacht in the 40m+ size range. Yacht Nena competes as Best semi-displacement or planning motor yacht in the 30m+ size range.
Also, earlier in 2009 Cantieri di Pisa's superyacht Lazy Me, the first model in the new Akhir range designed by Carlo Galeazzi, was the winner of the Motor Yacht semi-displacement or planning 40m+ size range in the Boat International World Superyacht Awards. The prestigious prize offered by the Boat International media group was awarded at an evening celebration at the Guildhall, in the heart of the City of London, in front of 500 guests of whom 150 own yachts over 30 metres in length. Luxury yacht Lazy Me was awarded the prize in recognition of the winning combination of elegant lines, good distribution of space and excellence in the quality of construction, showing that the new Akhir range has taken "a giant step forward" as part of the history of Cantieri di Pisa.
Cantieri di Pisa yards are located just 800 meters from Pisa International Airport and can be easily reached by any means. The Cantieri di Pisa yards fully occupy a site covering 70,000 square meters, 12,000 square meters of which are under cover. They have a 500 meter long quay. Owners of Cantieri di Pisa take pride in the long and rich history of the yard.
History of Cantieri Di Pisa
In the year 1945 Gino Bini and Antonio Sostegni reopened an existing yard in Limite sull’Arno, an area which was devastated during the Second World War. The yard initiated the production of a range of crafts for Italian financial police, Guardia di Finanza in the early 1950s. In the year 1956, the duo opened a new Cantieri Navale Italiano yard in Porta a Mare on the Navicelli Canal (built during the Medici era) and this became the turning point in the history of the yard. This prestigious Tuscan yard has launched more than 600 vessels until now, most of them motor boats. The yard first became involved in yacht building in 1957, launching Tyrsa, a 20-metre ketch to the design of Bruno Veronese - the first of its type to be launched in Pisa.
The boom in motor-yachts in the early 60s led to the creation of new and different ranges. These were named after celestial bodies and followed by a number indicating the length of the craft in meters. Later, a measurement expressed in British feet was adopted for the Akhir range. Cantieri di Pisa’s first motor yacht, Jupiter, a 10 meter, was unveiled at the Milan Boat Show in February 1961 and the 13 meter Polaris range followed soon afterwards. In the year 1961, the naval architect Pierluigi Spadolini associated with Cantieri di Pisa giving designs a new direction.
In the year 1969 the yard expanded its production of motor yachts with the building of the 21 meter Pegasus. The Cantieri di Pisa’s celestial bodies - Polaris, Saturno, Jupiter, Pegasus and Kitalpha raised great enthusiasm confirming the yard’s prestige world-wide. Awarded by the company, Pierluigi Spadolini created a range that was to become a yachting legend, the Akhir. In the year 1972 the name of Cantiere Navale Italiano in Porta a Mare was changed to its present name of Cantieri di Pisa, and the first Akhir, a 16-metre cabin cruiser with severe, essential lines, was born into this new family.
The success of the Akhir 16 led to the development of larger Akhir 18 and the Akhir 20 in 1976. From the year 1972 when the first Akhir was launched, Cantieri di Pisa remains loyal to their original concept, a style that remains both contemporary and unmistakable today. The Akhir world is particularly rich, not only in terms of the large number of boats produced, but also with those variations on a theme which Cantieri di Pisa are able to offer their customers from time to time.