Based in Savona, Italy, the Mondomarine shipyard aligns itself with Italian craftsmanship and excellence. Mondomarine has been building yachts for over a century and their portfolio of aluminum and steel vessels between 130 and 245 feet (40 – 75m) affords the brand a deserved notoriety. The prestigious shipyard works with an international array of clients and some of the industry’s foremost designers.
The yard has had a diverse shipbuilding history. For decades it was a maintenance and repair hub for commercial ships until in the 1970s, with new ownership, the yard began building superyachts under the Mondomarine brand.
In 2015, Mondomarine celebrated the centenary year and also won the bid to take over Cantieri di Pisa and acquired the yard’s trademarks, warehouses and facilities.
Acquired by Palumbo Superyachts in November 2018, this luxury yacht builder focuses on custom yacht design and manufacturing, and the shipyard works with clients from conceptualization and engineering to construction and final delivery. Designers, engineers and yard employees work together to ensure that every detail meets Palumbo Superyachts’ exacting manufacturing standards.
Whist the shipbuilding yard is in Savona, Italy, the commercial and marketing offices are located in Monaco and the brand has undoubtedly got an international presence.
Mondomarine’s legacy dates back to 1915, when Cantieri Navali Campanella founded the Campanella Shipyard. For several decades the yard was a maintenance and repair hub for commercial ships but in the 1970’s, under new ownership, the yard began building motor yachts of superyacht length and standard on the same site and under the Mondomarine brand.
In 1974 the prestigious Italian shipyard delivered superyacht MOHAMEDIA that received a special prize by Lloyd’s Register in 1975. From then through to 2018, a string of notable motor yachts were delivered by the yard, including IPANEMA, TRIBÙ, SARA STAR and SERENITY.
Mondomarine celebrated their centenary year in 2015 and embarked on a corporate rebrand to mark the occasion, highlighting their continued desire to improve and innovate. Also in 2015, Mondomarine won the bid to take over Cantieri di Pisa and acquired the yard’s trademarks, warehouses and facilities.
The Palumbo Group acquired Mondomarine in 2018 and added the name to their already extensive marine portfolio. Under the new ownership, Mondomarine launched two new lines in 2019: both the Classic and Discovery models. The rationale behind the all-aluminium build of the Classic is based on a revisited version of the distinctive style of the historic Mondomarine shipyard. The Discovery line will blend the characteristics of explorer and “shuttle style yachts” and the first aluminium and steel model is the Discovery 57, which was designed by Luca Dini Design.
Part of the Palumbo Group, Mondomarine is a notorious superyacht brand with over a century of history behind it.
The first yacht to be delivered from this new venture was the 157-foot (48m) superyacht MOHAMEDIA, built for the late Saudi Arabian billionaire Adnan Khashoggi.
Now focused on custom superyacht design and manufacturing, the shipyard works with an
international array of clients and some of the industry’s foremost designers.
Mondomarine yachts of note include the sporty motor yacht STREAMLINER, which was the 50th yacht to be built by the yard, as well as the 162-foot (49.5m) superyacht TOY A, launched in 2009, and the award-winning 165-foot (50.5m) TRIBU, designed by Luca Dini and launched in 2007. Motor yachts: IPANEMA, TRIBÙ, SARA STAR and SERENITY are also some of the iconic superyachts of the world-renowned Mondomarine fleet.
Currently, the yard has two lines, Discovery and Classic, plus the two distinct superyacht concepts EIDOS and SEA FALCON.The Classic line was launched in May 2019, each model having a semi-displacement hull and low draft to guarantee access to the most exclusive beaches and shallow waters. Both the Classic and Discovery models come in 141-foot (43m) and164-foot (50m). A 207-foot (63m) Classic is also on offer and the Discovery line boasts two other models with lengths of 187-foot (57m) and 246-foot (75m).
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