Iconic Luxury Yacht Builder CANADOS Sold

The legendary Rome-based luxury yacht builder Canados was sold to Mr Michel ...

Iconic Luxury Yacht Builder CANADOS Sold

February 09, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The legendary Rome-based luxury yacht builder Canados was sold to Mr Michel Karsenti on December 23, 2015. The company was established in 1946, and has successfully handed over more than 700 vessels measuring up to 36 meters in length.



Karsenti had more than 12 boats sold and built at Canados in the past few years, including his own 2014 new brand, Oceanic Yachts, that started business using Canados as a building contractor.

Karsenti said about the future of Canados: “As you can imagine, we did not acquire such an iconic shipyard as the result of a caprice! It’s been a long process and a well thought move. For now, we are busy taking the first steps renovating and putting up-to-date the production facilities as well as the two marinas that are part of the shipyard. We will soon introduce the market with new products. I also want to mention that our aim is to continue building “haut couture” and surely not go for high production numbers.”

Canados 120 - Profile

Canados 120 – Profile

With immediate effect, Canados will work on the construction of three product lines, expected to be introduced soon: Canados Yachts, Gladiator Yachts and Oceanic Yachts.

Canados Yachts is a modern-classic line of 5 flybridge models that boast timeless elegance and fully custom interiors, making them highly desirable on the second hand market. Hulls and superstructures, designed by the shipyard’s in-house design studio are in GRP.

Gladiator Yachts is a Line of Sport Yachts, that will be available in a Sport and a Performance version. The sport versions are to be equipped with propeller shafts, GRP construction, while the performance versions are to be fitted with surface drive transmissions, hull and superstructure in vacuum bagged Kevlar/Aramat with carbon fiber reinforcements.

Oceanic Yachts is a line of Fast Expedition Yachts that are based on the company’s unique “displaning” stepped hull concept, allowing running the boat at long range speed with optimized stability and low consumption. Hulls are in GRP and superstructures in Kevlar/Aramat.

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