Genesis Interiors is now part of Cantiere Viareggio

Genesis Interiors, a US-based builder and installer of handmade luxury interiors for yachts and private homes, has merged with Italy’s Cantiere Viareggio.

Cantiere Viareggio, which brings more than 50 years’ experience in the construction, fitting-out and refit of yachts and superyachts up to 50m in length, is now part of the Genesis Yachts Group and will serve as Genesis Interiors’ European headquarters, providing an ideal platform for the company to build and install custom superyacht interiors.

Ft Lauderdale-based Genesis has worked on some of the most exclusive yacht interior projects, such as the award-winning 348ft M/Y Dream.

“Thanks to this new partnership, Genesis now is able to provide our clients with the same superior level of service on both sides of the Atlantic,” says Genesis founder and president Roberto Lottini.

“Cantiere Viareggio is where I started my career in the yachting industry in the 1980s. The shipyard’s principals at the time, Antonio Francesconi and Giulio Pellegrini, were masters of their trade and helped me to gain the skills and experience that allowed me to start Genesis 25 years ago. Now, I am delighted to come full circle and bring Cantiere Viareggio into the Genesis Yachts Group.”

The family-owned shipyard has a well-established reputation for providing new-build and fitting-out services for prestigious yacht brands, including Benetti, which is an ongoing customer.

General manager Alessio Favilla, a member of the shipyard’s family management team, says: “I am proud and honoured to be part of this new venture between Cantiere Viareggio and Genesis. This new step represents for us the continuation of our family tradition of providing shipbuilding and interiors for the yachts industry, joining forces to take on new challenges.”