Marc Giorgetti is the new majority shareholder of Solaris

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Marc Giorgetti, from Luxembourg, is the new majority shareholder of Solaris. At the Cannes Yachting Festival, he described the future of the Italian group after the recent acquisitions.

He has taken over the shares of the legendary Giuseppe Giuliani, one of the fathers of post-war Italian yachting. Marc Giorgetti, together with his brother Paul, is the head of a family group of Italian origin founded in the late 1800s, specialising in construction, which has a turnover of around 450 million euros a year and is the owner of Solaris, first with a 76 and then with the new 111-footer.

The inventor of Grand Soleil and Solaris leaves the scene

With Giuliani leaving the scene, Solaris took over the CNB brand of blue water sailing yachts from 60 feet upwards from the Beneteau group in April.

The Solaris group is now a €76 million company with four brands – Solaris, Solaris Power, Performance Boats and CNB – all concentrated in the luxury/premium boat segment.

solaris yachtsThe legacy that Giuseppe Giuliani leaves behind is very important. Giuliani is the brilliant man who created Grand Soleil in 1974 and who, in just a few years, has made Solaris performance cruising sailboats among the most sought-after and recognisable in the sailing world.

For Marc Giorgetti every boat is custom-made

But Marc Giorgetti wants to bring his own personal touch as a successful businessman to the new group, while maintaining continuity. His investment is a long-term one and not a hit-and-run, as he has made clear.

I want to build customised boats for each owner, increase sales abroad thanks to the sales network that CNB brings us, boost the powerboat sector, build boats only to order” is Marc Giorgetti’s manifesto for the group’s development over the next few years.

Frenchman Vincent Arnaud, Brand Director and historical memory of CNB Yachts, joins the team.

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Solaris Group’s four brands

Solaris manufactures fast cruisers from 40 to 80 feet. At Cannes Yachting Festival it presented the new Solaris 40 and Solaris 60.

CNB manufactures ocean sailboats from 60 to 90 feet. It has been recently acquired by Beneteau

Performance Boats manufactures large-sized and high-tech yachts

Solaris Power builds open and lobster powerboats from 40 to 80 feet. It has just presented a 44-footer and a revised 48-footer. A new model, the Solaris Power 40, is on the way for the Düsseldorf 2022 Show and the flagship 60 Open is in the planning stages.


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