Telemar completes Americanisation of motor yacht Prima Donna

Telemar Yachting the Viareggio-based Integrated Marine Electronics Specialists ...

Telemar completes Americanisation of motor yacht Prima Donna

April 12, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Telemar Yachting the Viareggio-based Integrated Marine Electronics Specialists providing Navigation, Communication, Audio/Video Entertainment systems, Computer Integration, Security Systems and Airtime to the world’s superyacht industry and a division of CG Telemar SPA announces completion of the “Americanisation” of the 127 foot, Chinese built, Italian designed yacht, motor yacht PRIMA DONNA, the first large Chinese yacht to be delivered to the USA by IAG Yachts.

Superyacht Primadonna – Image credit to IAG Yachts

Superyacht Primadonna – Image credit to IAG Yachts

“This clearly demonstrates Telemar Yachting’s global capabilities and the substantial cost savings to the builder by being able to use our local Chinese office,” said Telemar Yachting Americas’ Manager, Mark Theissen, “Not only was Telemar directly involved from the start in the initial build in China and then through her sea-trials, but now we complete the global seamless service by customising her for the unique electronics requirements of her new base in the USA.”

In 2008 Telemar Yachting was contracted for all of the yacht’s electronics by Chinese builder IAG Yachts, in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China, part of the International Audio Group, one of the world’s fastest growing manufacturers of consumer and professional audio, lighting and video products.

“No one else but Telemar Yachting could have pulled this off, I tip my hat to Andy Gifford and Mark Theissen,” said Captain Doug Hoogs of IAG Yachts (Americas), “I know of no one else, and certainly not in South Florida, who has that same comprehensive capability of having all the skills that really are in house without having to call in so-called ‘partners’.”

Telemar Yachting has autonomous offices in Viareggio, Shanghai and Fort Lauderdale, working directly with the 20 offices of its parent CG Telemar and its worldwide operating network.

About Telemar Yachting

TELEMAR YACHTING is a division of the TELEMAR Group, the largest marine electronics supplier in the Mediterranean specialised in the commercial shipping industry with over 2,000 vessels currently under contract and in excess of € 80 million in annual revenue. TELEMAR has offices worldwide in Italy, Germany, UK, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Hong Kong, China and the USA.

The Viareggio based TELEMAR YACHTING supplies and installs navigational and communications equipment, audio visual suites, computer networks and security systems in the world’s most prestigious and sophisticated yachts including IAG’s 127 foot Prima Donna, Perini’s 88 metre sailing yacht Maltese Falcon, Lürssen’s 67 metre super yacht OASIS, Benetti’s 42 metre M/Y Genelle, Feadship’s 67 metre M/Y Anna, Perini’s S/Y Tamsen, Perini sailing yacht Antara and 52 metre Codecasa motor yacht Emelina.

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