Cantiere delle Marche Appoints Denison as U.S. Dealer

July 29 2014 by Denison Super Yachts

As a result of several months of a close and successful cooperation which has already brought the sale of a Darwin Class 102’ (formerly 96’) and the signature of one letter of intent on a Darwin Class 96’, Cantiere delle Marche has confirmed its trust in Denison Yacht Sales as the perfect partner to make the Darwin Class and the Nauta Air Vessels a key reference point also in the North American market.

Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director, ”There is no doubt about the need for Cantiere delle Marche to have someone who transfers our values, mission and vision on a daily basis in the U.S. market. The combined knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of Alex, together with Bob Denison, is a sure formula to make things happen in the United States. Beside a strong marketing plan, we are also working on a dedicated range of vessels which are engineered and designed exclusively for the American market, after having interviewed more than 250 potential CdM owners in the US. This wouldn’t have been possible without such an experienced and proactive partner”.

The award-winning Italian Shipyard, which, since 2011, has outperformed the competition with its 2 explorer ranges of yachts (Darwin Class and Nauta Air), will bring 2 of the 7 boats under construction to the 2015 American Boat Shows (Miami and Fort Lauderdale).

Alex G. Clarke confirms the positive energy which surrounds this new cooperation between CdM and Denison Yacht Sales: ‘The appointment of Denison Super Yacht Division as the exclusive North American representative for Cantiere delle Marche is the culmination of 5+ years of building relationships with the CEO Ennio Cecchini who I consider a personal friend, as well as Naval Architect Sergio Cutolo who is responsible for the highly successful Darwin line of yachts, and of course Vasco Buonpensiere who I feel is the heart & soul of the shipyard. American buyers have pioneered the explorer style vessels, and I am confident that the Cantiere delle Marche brand will be a huge success in the USA and we are honored to be a part of building this great future with CdM.’

Bob Denison, President of Denison Yacht Sales, strongly believes in the success of CdM in the North American Market and commented, “The Denison team is thrilled to be representing Cantier delle Marche in North America. As a grandson, a nephew, and a son of aluminum boatbuilders here in the U.S., this product is very special to me personally. I strongly believe in the CdM and can’t wait to introduce the American market to the product.”

Gabriele Virgili, Chairman of Cantiere delle Marche, confirms, “Alex’s approach to our products and our Shipyard is unbelievable: it is like he has been part of our organization since the beginning. His commitment towards the clients, his professionality and precision when it comes to the most delicate stages of the negotiations are really commendable. I am sure that we will soon move up from our one-sale-every-90-days average performance thanks to this partnership”.

Ever since its foundation, Cantiere delle Marche has set out to distinguish itself, widen its strategies to an international range of clients and focussing on top building quality, a wide standard spec and unique explorer yacht products. Each ship, produced in only a limited number of units, guarantees sturdy, seaworthy performance, combined with low fuel consumption and stunning volumes. The Darwin Class and the Nauta Air Explorer Yachts are considered “niche within a niche” boats as they combine the luxury specifications of a super yacht with the size of a steel hulled mini-ship designed for long range use, at an average speed of 10 knots, for every yacht passionate who is looking for ocean going, long range, overengineered explorer yachts capable of remaining at sea for months at a time, with ranges up to 7,000 Miles.

The groundwork of solid values that sets the Cantiere delle Marche shipyard apart is provided by the expert group of firms and professionals brought together by the Cecchini family, renowned throughout the years in the shipbuilding industry for having constructed high-technology commercial ships and carried out challenging refitting projects, including the mega-yachts Lady Haya (67 metres) and Prometej (45 metres), plus more recent efforts involving highly refined Explorer Vessels.

Working alongside the Cecchini family in the company’s top management is Vasco Buonpensiere, Director of Sales & Marketing on the strength of the executive’s lengthy experience as an international broker and on his 6 years service as Marketing Director and Brand Manager for Custom Line and CRN of the Ferretti Group.

The Cantiere delle Marche shipyard draws on the skills of acclaimed professionals in the field of naval engineering and design developed by Hydro Tech/Sergio Cutolo (for the Darwin Class line), as well as design, with Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Design (for Nauta Air line). These are combined with important internal know-how, provided by a network of highly successful firms that belong to its corporate group, for steel carpentry, piping, the engine assemblies and the furniture, which, working hand in hand with the shipyard’s staff, have built dozens of ships and yachts admired throughout
the world.