Yachtalia has partnered with Singapore-based Asia Superyacht Development (ASD) to serve the region’s growing yacht and superyacht market, offering maintenance, repair, refit and survey.
The Italian company distributes, installs and services a range of high-tech marine products from the likes of Besenzoni, Cantalupi Lighting, Gallinea, GOST, H&B Technics, Naviop, Nemo and Opacmare.
The companies represent a wide range of products and services such as gangways, lighting, lift systems, garage doors, doors, hatches, portholes, windscreen wipers, monitoring and security systems, and parts such as cleats and fairleads.
The eight brands equip many yachts and superyachts made in Europe especially by Italian builders including Azimut, Benetti, Cranchi, Custom Line, Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva and Sanlorenzo, all well established in Asia.
Yachtalia and ASD, a yacht and superyacht maintenance and management firm, have established a partnership to provide technical support and tailor-made services, from full project management to urgent assistance requests.
Paolo Tazzini, CEO at Yachtalia, said: “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 found in the Mediterranean.”
Yachtalia teams can travel anywhere in the world at any time to operate on all onboard systems and Jean Jaques Lavigne, CEO of ASD, says it’s an example of the world-class services that will be extended to clients in the region.
“The Asian yacht market, especially for Italian builders, has grown significantly over the last 10 years,” Lavigne said. “Like in any market, there comes a point when after-sales and servicing need to be more structured in order to offer greater benefits to yacht owners, such as reduced downtime and optimised operating costs.”
Together with Yachtalia, ASD will provide engineering, organisational and logistics support for new builds and refit projects, as well as complete professional surveys, for customers across the region including in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Alex Plent, COO of ASD and a former superyacht Captain, added: “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 a partnership with Yachtalia, which was looking for the right partner to better extend its services in Asia.”