Press Release -for immediate distribution- April 20th 2020:
Yachtalia and Asia Superyacht Development announce their partnership for Asia-Pacific
Exciting development for yacht and superyacht products and maintenance in Asia
Over the last few years, Yachtalia (1) established itself as a unique high tech resource for world-class products, spare parts and service for the most prestigious Original Equipment Manufacturers. Those products - gangways, doors & hatches, wipers, cleats & fairleads, lift systems and garage doors, monitoring & security systems - equip most of the yachts and superyachts made by Europe-based builders and shipyards. Meanwhile, Italian luxury boat builders such as Azimut, Benetti, Cranchi, Custom Line, Ferretti, Pershing, Riva, Sanlorenzo are already well established in the Pacific.
Now, Yachtalia and Asia Superyacht Development (2), the leading yacht and superyacht professional maintenance and management firm based in Singapore, announce their partnership to serve the growing Asia yacht and superyacht market to maintain, repair , refit and survey new, pre-owned and existing units.
This partnership will include not only technical support but at the same time specific tailor-made services, from full project management to last-minute assistance requests.
Paolo Tazzini, CEO at Yachtalia (3) commented: “We want those in yachting to think of Singapore as a wonderful location where top quality products and services are available anytime, with the same technical skills and opportunities of the Mediterranean”.
A market like this cannot stay without the best-in-class technologies and a premium customer care service. Asia-Pacific based customers can enjoy the comfort of knowing that Yachtalia teams travel everywhere in the world 24/7 to operate on all on-board systems.
“The Asian yacht market, especially for Italian builders, has grown significantly over the last 10 years. Like in any market, it comes a point in time when after-sales & servicing need to be more structured in order to offer greater benefits to yacht owners such as reduced down-time and optimized operating costs” says Jean Jaques Lavigne, CEO at Asia Superyacht Development.
Together with Yachtalia, Asia Superyacht Development(4) now provides engineering, organizational and logistic support in construction and refitting projects, as well as complete professional survey, for customers in the whole region, including Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong.
The offer portfolio is dedicated to owners, captains, managers and refit Shipyards and includes a full range of services and top quality products like Besenzoni gangways, Cantalupi lights, Gallinea automations and windscreen wipers, GOST security systems, H+B technics lift-systems, Naviop monitoring, Nemo doors and portholes, Opacmare accessories. Through survey and test of all the vessel components, the two companies look also to brokers and to the whole pre-owned world.
Alex Plent, ASD’s COO, himself an ex-superyacht captain, adds: “In Asia, at large, yachts are still affected by several inefficacies in the supply-chain and at the servicing technical level. We simply followed where the market demand was leading us -more simplicity- and that naturally led us to that partnership with Yachtalia which was itself looking for the right partner to better extend its services in Asia”.
Targeting a growing superyacht community, this agreement will represent an important reference point for many boats starting from the upcoming season.
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