Shipyards looking to the Far East

Genoa - China is the trump card for the Italian leisure boat industry.Genoese entrepreneur Alessandro Giglio, founder and president of Giglio Group SpA, a television and multimedia network, well established also in Asia, spoke aboard the Lux, his private yacht, a thirty-metre Admiral which is currently moored in Genoa.

di M .D.A.

Genoa - China is the trump card for the Italian leisure boat industry. Genoese entrepreneur Alessandro Giglio, founder and president of Giglio Group SpA, a television and multimedia network, well established also in Asia, spoke aboard the Lux, his private yacht, a thirty-metre Admiral which is currently moored in Genoa, at the Boat Show. Giglio is looking to the Far East as a major market for Italy’s leisure yacht sector. “Those who say that China’s economy is slowing down,” said Giglio, “are right. But let’s not forget that it’s still a country in expansion, with a population that has displayed, for some years now, great interest in leisure boats, particularly those made in Italy.” What’s more, Beijing has embarked on an ambitious development plan for the construction of new tourist harbours and marinas along the coast, a sign of the government’s willingness to invest in the boating industry. “I’d like to remind,” added Giglio, “that many Chinese firms and entrepreneurs have invested heavily in large Italian shipyards, such as Ferretti and Sanlorenzo, a sign that even on the other side of the world this industry is held in high regard.”

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