The Italian boatyard Gozzi Mimì sign an agreement with Navis Marine, a well-established Croatian dealer which has been distributing major Italian brands in the area for a long time.
Not much time ago we wrote about Gozzi Mimì growing up with new infrastructures and new dealers (our article is below). Now, the network of the builder of traditional south-Italian gozzi continues to expand, thanks to the agreement with Navis Marine, a Croatian company which has been operating for some years in the sales, brokerage and consultancy sectors.
The boats from Mimì, shipyard founded in 1975, are fast gaining in popularity thanks to their combination of modernity and the flavor of Italian and Neapolitan-made products. Now they join the fleet of the numerous Italian brands already imported by Navis Marine, such as Azimut Yachts, Benetti and Pirelli.
This new partnership represents another step forward in Gozzi Mimì’s internationalization strategy, which sped up considerably in the early months of 2021, after a 2020 marked by strong growth and positive economic performance.
Domenico Senese, director of the Campania-based shipyard, says he expects a further increase in sales, with the summer season approaching and the ongoing unusual world situation which is favoring the growth of the sector, linked to a demand for safe holidays away from crowded places.
Gozzi Mimì confirms its growth trend, expanding inside and outside
published 10 March 2021
After a great 2020, Gozzi Mimì invests in new infrastructures and opens up to international markets.
The recent years’ growth trend of the Neapolitan shipyard was confirmed once again in this past 2020, so much that Gozzi Mimì decided to expand its production site adding a new 1.000 square meters showroom, and a new two-storey office building. This is the beginning of an unprecedented chapter in the brand’s history, one that will also include the expansion into new foreign markets.
A balance between tradition and innovation
Gozzi Mimì was founded in 1975 by Salvatore Senese, on a 500 sqm premise. Now the Company is run by the second generation of the family, in particular the CEO Domenico Senese supported by the brother and their father.
In 2020 they have increased the turnover by 30%, and by the beginning of 2021 the trend is the same. The focus is now shifting towards larger models – the best selling boat at the moment is the Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround – and they receive many requests from foreign customers. For this reason, Mimì are planning an expansion strategy towards foreign markets.
Nowadays the brand is well known throughout Europe and in several Asian Countries for his planing gozzi, meeting point between past and future: the design recalls the fascinating tradition of the shipwrights from Sorrento (the recent Libeccio 8.5 Classic offers even the tiller steering) but hides a modern and technological heart.
Innovation plays a vital role in the shipyards’ production line: the models are designed and engineered in 3D and realized using seven-axis NC milling machines, and the hulls are made through vacuum infusion. This technique is always updated and improved, thanks to the results of continuous research in which Valerio Rivellini, designer of all the latest models of the shipyard, and the Federico II University of Naples also participate.