De Antonio Yachts will produce its new D36 Open model in Spain with Lema Boats.
- The Andalusian shipyard will be responsible for the manufacture of the new model in the 30-foot range, which will be launched next summer.
- De Antonio Yachts thus reinforces its presence in Spain with the first national production centre.
The Barcelona-based brand is taking a step towards increasing its production capacity with a forward-looking agreement with the Andalusian manufacturer Lema Boats, which has more than 40 years' experience in the manufacture of sports boats in Spain. The new production centre has more than 15,000m2 of floor space in several warehouses and modern and complete facilities.
The company's new design, whose first unit will be launched next summer, offers an even more complete and versatile boat than its predecessor the D34, bringing together the best of the Open and Cruiser versions, and improving its sailing performance by implementing the innovations that the company has developed in the latest models in the range.
As part of its growth strategy, De Antonio Yachts has also reinforced the production capacity of its factory in Poland with the construction of a new 4,000m2 building, which will allow the shipyard to take on more units per model.
Marc de Antonio, co-founder: "The geographical location of Lema, the characteristics of its facilities and the quality of its technical staff together with the fact that we are supporting a national shipyard with this project have been key to our decision to produce in Lema".
Stanislas Chmielewski, co-founder: "We started with the objective of producing 24 units per year, but the possibilities that Lema offers us with its facilities are enormous and this gives us many options for growth in the short term to be able to follow our commercial rhythm of international expansion."
Mari Carmen Mullor, Lema Boats CEO: "We are very excited about this new project with. De Antonio Yachts, a young brand that is currently a benchmark in the sector and to which we will be able to contribute our technical capabilities and long experience in the production of leisure boats”.