UAE-based ADSB joins with Italy’s SNO Yachts to build superyacht shadow vessel

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with leading Italian superyacht brand SNO Yachts to construct the NAUTILUS 45, a first-in-class superyacht shadow and explorer vessel.

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is a public joint-stock company engaged in the construction, repair, and overhaul of commercial and military ships and vessels.

According to the statement, “Supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Abu Dhabi Maritime, the state-of-the-art platform will be built by ADSB in the UAE, while SNO Yachts will carry out the final outfitting in Italy.”  The NAUTILUS 45 vessel is constructing for one of SNO Yacht’s existing clients, the company said.

The new alliance is intended to open up new doors for ADSB while also reaffirming the company’s purpose of providing innovative and dependable solutions that provide value to its clients and stakeholders.

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“We are very grateful to attend the world’s most prestigious superyacht event, MYS 2021, to promote Abu Dhabi as a leading superyacht destination that welcomes yacht owners and mariners alike. With the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism and Abu Dhabi Maritime, we are delighted to announce our partnership with SNO Yachts to build a state-of-the-art superyacht shadow vessel. Collaborating with industry-leading companies enables ADSB to anticipate and address evolving market demand. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and enduring partnership.”

Mr. Andrea Pirro, Chairman of SNO Yachts commented, “We are proud to have participated at MYS 2021, which brought together yacht industry leaders from all around the world. ADSB boasts a long track record of success in building cutting-edge vessels and boats to meet varying requirements. We have the utmost confidence in our partners in Abu Dhabi and believe this synergy will set the tone in ensuring greater interoperability among our entities in the future.”

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