MY “ECLIPSE” leaves the Fincantieri Trieste shipyard

Trieste, 20th November 2012

Fincantieri has satisfactorily completed a drydock on the megayacht “Eclipse”. The boat has left the shipyard following sea trials. Maintenance activities were carried out at the Trieste San Marco shipyard and took approximately 4 weeks of work and the employment of some 70 persons.

With this prestigious intervention on the “Eclipse”, Fincantieri has confirmed its presence in the high value megayacht sector; this already boasts the delivery in 2011 of the 134m MY “Serene", the largest most luxurious and technologically advanced craft ever built in Italy. The “Serene” is among the top ten private yachts in the world and in 2012, was the winner of the "world Superyacht Awards". At the yard facilities in Muggiano, Fincantieri now continues with the construction of a second megayacht, even more challenging and demanding than the first, the 140m "Victory".

In addition to construction, repair and refitting, Fincantieri activities in this sector also include the development of innovative concepts aimed for commercial development. Three concept projects, which are being developed on platforms engineered by Fincantieri, have been recently introduced. These units have aroused great interest among the experts and are the 88m "Virage88", designed by Andrew Winch which concept choice, as the name implies, was inspired by the movement of waves; the 145m "Fortissimo", a "gas turbine yacht" designed by Ken Freivoch, with an innovative design and a propulsion system capable of a speed of over 35 knots, while minimizing environmental impact; the 142m Armonia, styled by Andrea Vallicelli and engineered by Fincantieri Yachts.

Fincantieri, whose history spans over 200 years and 7,000 vessels built, with its network of 12 shipyards, 2 design centres, 1 ship research centre and a staff of approximately 10,000, is one of the largest, most experienced and diversified shipbuilders in the world, world leader in the cruise sector and world-wide competitor in the naval and large ferries markets, offering a diversified range of vessels including surface ships and submarines.

Fincantieri Yachts is an independent business unit which focuses exclusively on designing and building yachts of over 70 metres. Provided with the complete spectrum of skills needed to develop and deliver first-class luxury yachts, the shipyard is based in the Muggiano, near La Spezia. With a workforce of 750, including hundreds of skilled craftsmen, a dedicated Yacht Design Department and a Project Management organization, Muggiano has 60,000 square metres of covered space, essential for achieving a truly “yacht finish”, and a global reputation for excellence in high-tech, high-quality and high-performance vessels. The company recently invested in specialized new machinery, facilities and technology to make the yard an absolutely perfect environment for creating ocean-going masterpieces. At the Trieste facilities, Fincantieri also undertakes repair, refit and refurbishment projects.

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