This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Feature 4 | ITALY Full steam ahead for T.Mariotti

Te recession may have hit the shipbuilding industry hard, but the cruise industry is still contracting Italian yards to build its vessels.


talian cruise ship and yacht builder T.Mariotti has been having a successful few years with the launch

of its trio of vessels Seaborne Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn delivered 2009/2010, and Seabourn Quest, which was delivered last year and completes the €550 (US$728.27 million) million order. The last in the series of vessels,

Seabourn Quest, has 225 suites, more than 120tonnes of marble (3800kg of that is for mosaics onboard) 7000kg of alabaster, 121m3

of teak and about 3400m2 for the

interiors onboard. Te vessel also has four restaurants, six bars, three boutiques, six whirlpool spas, two gyms, one beauty salon and a business centre.

Added to this, the vessel has been

equipped with a safety management system control that assists the captain in every stage of sailing. Seabourn Quest has an independent, redundant, propulsion system with two separate engine rooms, which allows the vessel to meet the latest safe returns to port rules. “Our company vision is oriented

to the highest standard of design and technology. It is our philosophy and also a necessity for our niche market, as T.Mariotti is privately held and specialises in ultra-luxury ships. For this reason, with our research and development team we are always committed to understanding the rules that could come into force in

the future and to anticipate them in the design of our newbuildings”, said Marco Bisagno chairman, T.Mariotti shipyard and Genova Industrie Navali holding company. T.Mariotti has said that the company

is carrying out further major works, newbuilding and refit projects according to the holding company Genova Industrie Navali. Bisagno said: “Genova Industrie Navali in fact is really a maritime base in the Mediterranean that is intended to boost the synergies among the main shipyards T.Mariotti, San Gorgio del Porto and Chantier Naval de Marseille.” T.Mariotti joined Genova Industrie

Navali back in 2008 to enhance business opportunities. The company has highlighted that it is an interesting project to be a part of as it promises to service the needs of all in the maritime field in the holding group. Not only will it draw companies together, but it will also allow for different skills and experience to be shared across the group. Although the cruise ship market has

been fairly stable it has still had its share of hard times. Bisagno said: “Te cruise ship market is healthy despite the natural slow down due to the international economy event and the recent accidents. We’re optimistic about the prompt response from the market to the recession.” T.Mariotti

is also preparing for the T.Mariotti delivered the last in a series of three cruise ships, Seabourn Quest, in 2011.

future. With green regulations coming into effect, looking to other technologies is what many ship owners are now doing. T.Mariotti has taken steps of its own looking at the use of LNG as a fuel. “We took part in negotiations in recent projects and we’re confident of the potential of LNG. A briefing for operators and customers to help them understand the validity is necessary to lead to a successful solution”, said Bisagno. NA

T.Mariotti believes that the future will see more activity at the shipyard through the Genova Industrie Navali holding company.

42 The Naval Architect March 2012

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52