Arcadia Yachts signs deal with Blu Yachts as part of its efforts to expand in the Balkans

Italian boatbuilder Arcadia Yachts has signed a deal to secure a new brand representative, Blu Yachts, as part of its efforts to expand to Croatia and Slovenia.

Based in Portorose, Slovenia, Blu Yachts will represent Arcadia Yachts in the two Balkan countries, as well as “for German, Austrian and Swiss owners with main harbours in those countries,” the builder said in a statement.

Ugo Pellegrino, director of the Italian shipyard, says “the company has grown year after year” and “its reputation is consolidating among well-established professionals in the sector.”

“The market in the Eastern Adriatic has a unique meaning for an expanding brand such as ours,” Pellegrino adds. “It is one of the most important areas internationally, because its amazing marinas welcome owners from many different countries, from central Europe to Scandinavia, as well as from Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The value of the experience and the nautical skills here are fast approaching the levels of those in historic markets.”

Based in Italy’s Sorrento, Arcadia Yachts’ shipyard covers a 47,000sq m area.