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On July 12, 2018, Groupe Beneteau signed an agreement with the Polish yard Delphia Yachts with a view to acquiring its operations designing, building and marketing sailing and motor yachts under the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands and for other firms (including Groupe Beneteau). This acquisition will be made through a Polish entity in which Delphia Yachts will retain 20% of the capital.
Founded in 1990 and based in Olecko, Delphia Yachts is now one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading boat builders. Since 1990, it has built over 25,000 units. In 2017, it recorded revenues of PLN 130 million (c.€30 million), with PLN 9 million (c.€2 million) in income from ordinary operations, and it currently employs 670 people.
This acquisition is in line with the objectives for growth from the Group’s Transform to Perform strategic plan, particularly in terms of:
- Increasing industrial capacity, with an 18,000 sq.m production site in Poland, specialized in building outboard motorboats and small sailing yachts, which the Group is developing a targeted strategy around;
- Increasing development capacity, capitalizing on Delphia Yachts’ new prototyping and R&D center;
- Further strengthening the product range in the liveaboard monohull sailing and river motorboat segments;
- Developing the Group’s international capabilities, through the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands’ strong commercial presence on the Central and Eastern European and Scandinavian markets.
The acquisition of Delphia Yachts’ business is expected to be completed within the next few months, subject to obtaining the regulatory approvals required.
“To support its development on the dynamic and strategic segment for outboard motorboats and small sailing yachts, Groupe Beneteau will be able to capitalize on Delphia Yachts’ industrial capacity and expertise. This acquisition will further strengthen the Group’s solid positions and is in line with its long-term strategy for sustainable and profitable growth”, confirms Hervé Gastinel, Groupe Beneteau CEO.
Subsequent press announcements indicate that the deal was completed
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We have received the following email from Maxi Yachts confirming that the new Maxi 1300 will be available for viewing in Poland this summer. Let’s hope this is the start of a new beginning for Maxi Yachts.
Dear All Maxi Owners
I would like to inform that Maxi 1300 will be launch in Gdańsk Marina in Poland this summer when will be tested on the Baltic Sea.
You All more the welcome to see us there.
I will keep You updated.
Whish to see You on our deck soon
*Maxi Yachts Update*
Maxi Yachts has been acquired by Polish boat builder, Delphia Yachts.
These details have been published on the Delphia Yachts website:-
Maxi Yachts has been always a synonymous with well-constructed vessels whose build quality has earned them great respect throughout the sailing world.
Most recently, the Maxi Yachts boatyard constructed 34-42 foot yachts, designed by world champion and Olympics medalist, Pelle Petterson. Since its establishment, the boatyard has released over 16 thousand vessels.
The core values of the Maxi brand are design, comfort and safety.
To own a Maxi yacht demonstrates one’s passion for the life at sea. The typical Maxi owner is a purist sailor seeking the perfect balance between the performance of a boat and the comfort it provides. The Maxi product range combines safety with build quality finished with an eye for the smallest detail. Experience in building yachts shines through in each craft’s functionality, ease of handling and uncompromising comfort for the crew, coupled with contemporary eye-catching Scandinavian styling.
Despite the unmistakable attention to detail and design, these vessels feature excellent nautical capabilities that have earned them loyal enthusiasts worldwide.
It is the firm opinion of Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j., that Maxi yachts deserves to continue to produce fine craft to allow future generations of sailors to forge their character onboard such excellent vessels. Therefore, we regard the acquisition of Maxi Yachts as part of Delphia’s strategic development, going the extra mile to meet clients’ expectations, always seeking new solutions and continuously increasing our product range. The range currently features 10 sailboats, 3 house boats, and some 20 classic models of motorboats and speedboats. Maxi models complement the current Delphia lineup and therefore it is our intention to breathe new life into such beautiful and inspired designs.
Delphia Yachts is a constantly growing company, constantly seeking new challenges. We feel that acquiring Maxi Yachts presents a great challenge – one that takes preparation, investment and time to achieve the desired results. By acquiring Maxi, we are able to expand our dealership network and establish our leading position in a market inspired by such legends and icons of sailing style as Pelle Petterson.
All Maxi yachts will be produced at Delphia Yachts shipyard. At first Delphia plans to restart the production of existing models (Maxi 1300, Maxi 1060 and SM 40) and hopes for the future increase of Maxi Yachts fleet. The positioning of Maxi brand remains unchanged.
It is generally appreciated that yacht building is a highly complex process requiring specialized technical knowledge and skill.
At Delphia Yachts, we combine these attributes with experience, passion and advanced technology allowing us to create a superlative product which will be evident in the first models of Maxi Yachts to leave our production line.
Full details about Delphia Yachts, including the aquisition of Maxi Yachts can be found at http://en.delphiayachts.net/home-page