CAMPER & NICHOLSONS - A LUXURY BRAND WITH CAPITAL POTENTIAL
Camper & Nicholsons has always been a brand that combines its contemporary luxury and relevance as a modern brand with the history and pedigree brought by over 230 years of longevity. With four new additional service offerings adding to the traditional business of brokerage, charter and management, Camper & Nicholsons is now able to offer existing clients more services in-house.
In August 2014 a new chapter began for Camper & Nicholsons International when Colosseum Services SA of Geneva - owned by Gualtiero Giori and now known as the 1782 Group - announced that they were the new Owners. One of Giori’s first steps was the acquisition of Camper & Nicholsons Designs, something which Camper & Nicholsons International had not previously owned. The acquisition was a major step forward in the development and future prosperity of the Camper & Nicholsons brand and its importance cannot be underestimated as it had held the company back from diversifying one of yachting’s strongest brand names into related and complementary areas.
In May 2015 Fincantieri S.p.A. acquired a minority stake via a capital increase in the company. The agreement includes the possibility for Fincantieri to increase its share capital in Camper & Nicholsons. This move backed the historic brand with the financial muscle of arguably the leading shipbuilder in Europe. Fincantieri Group has over 21,000 employees based in 21 different shipyards in four continents and their support and investment brings with it enormous possibilities for expansion that would simply not have been possible through organic growth alone. Fincantieri and Camper & Nicholsons have already established an excellent relationship through the build of two megayachts, including the 134-metre Serene and the 140-metre Ocean Victory, both of which were supervised and brokered by Camper & Nicholsons.
The consolidation of the brand, the entrance of a prestigious new shareholder, and the recent appointment of former Azimut CEO Paolo Casani as President leads us to today.
Over the course of the past year, the company has been working with various partners on a strategic expansion plan, and Camper & Nicholsons is delighted to announce four entirely new service offerings for our clients that will take the company to another level from the competition in terms of client offerings.
1. CAMPER & NICHOLSONS YARD SERVICES POWERED BY FINCANTIERI
Combining the commercial expertise of the Camper & Nicholsons sales and management teams with the technical, engineering and project management knowledge of Fincantieri, C&N is now able to provide clients with a unique refit and repair service in-house. With shipyard facilities available in both Genoa and Trieste, Camper & Nicholsons Yard Services allows the company to create a unique service offering to clients in the C&N management fleet and provide them with a maintenance solution in house as well as substantial savings.
2. CAMPER & NICHOLSONS FINANCIAL SERVICES
Working with financial institutions around the world, Camper & Nicholsons Financial Services will now be able to offer pre-packaged financing solutions to clients wishing to purchase a yacht. Since financing is often a crucial aspect of the sales process, this new division provides our sales team with another tool to help them unlock sales which otherwise might not happen, and the ability to manage what can sometimes be a complex process in house so that the sales process is not disrupted by last-minute problems with the credit system.
3. CAMPER & NICHOLSONS INSURANCE SOLUTIONS
Camper & Nicholsons Insurance Solutions is a joint venture and will provide Camper & Nicholsons existing clients as well as new external with a comprehensive marine insurance service that will be highly competitive and that C&N’s Yacht Management Division will ensure is tailored to the exact needs of each yacht Owner.
4. CAMPER & NICHOLSONS PROPERTY
Camper & Nicholsons Property will provide clients with access to the finest properties around the world. Launching in the summer of 2016, starting with a portfolio of villas in the South of France, Camper & Nicholsons will bring the same luxury lifestyle service that is experienced on board their superyacht fleet to clients renting luxurious properties around the world. From Chauffeur to Butler to Housekeeper to Chef, the full superyacht crew service that a charter client would normally expect on a superyacht will be mirrored in each and every villa, all of which will have been personally inspected by a member of the Camper & Nicholsons Property team.
Camper & Nicholsons has always been a brand that combines its contemporary luxury and relevance as a modern brand with the history and pedigree brought by over 230 years of longevity. These additional service offerings will mean not only is it able reinforce the traditional business of brokerage, charter and management by offering existing clients more services in house, but also that the company will be able to bring on line new revenue streams and allow access to business areas and to clients that would not previously have engaged with Camper & Nicholsons. The future is very exciting!
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These additional service offerings will mean not only is it able reinforce the traditional business of brokerage, charter and management by offering existing clients more services in house, but also that the company will be able to bring on line new revenue streams and allow access to business areas and to clients that would not previously have engaged with Camper & Nicholsons.