T.Mariotti returns to Porto Nogaro to manufacture Seabourn's hulls
Cimar (joint venture with Cimolai) will build the new extra-luxury ships to be subsequently transferred to Genoa for final fitting
While waiting to launch Piombino-based new installation, Genova Industrie Navali will still build their hulls in the Adriatic
After 8 years from the construction of the Seabourn, at San Giorgio di Nogaro, where Cimar yard (joint venture participated by T. Mariotti and Cimolai groups) is located, cruiseships's hulls will be manufactured again in this yard.
When asked where the newbuildings will be manufactured, T. Mariotti stated that Piombino authorization process is going on “we confide shortly receiving some news”, meanwhile GIN received substantial orders, both in shiprepairs and newbuildings, involving all yards: Genoa, Marseilles, Piombino”.
The company also pinpointed they are planning to share all orders - also encompassing the construction of a new RFI ferry - arranging workloads to maximize performance in each installation.
Rumours are that Piombino will be the location chosen for the construction of the Messina's sister unit to be engaged between the Strait splitting Sicily and Calabria.
Genova Industrie Navali also added that “for the time being it is evident that the Seabourn's hull will be manufactured at San Giorgio di Nogaro. The first unit will be delivered by 2021 while the hull and structures will reach Genoa by May 2020”.
In essence, Cimar joint venture was established in 2007 for the construction of the Seabourn Odyssey (delivered in 2009), Seabourn Sojourn (2010) and Seabourn Quest (2011). Subsequently T.Mariotti outsourced, Cantiere Navale Visentini, the construction of the hull of the Sultan of Oman.