Nautitech and Bavaria, industrial integration completed

Nautitech Open 40

Nautitech catamarans are now fully part of the Bavaria group. Management change and ongoing development

Departure of Bruno Voisard

In a press release published on August 23, 2016, the Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH group announced the departure of Bruno Voisard, general manager of Nautitech since the acquisition of the catamaran manufacturer by the German company. The former head of the nautical industry, who, before taking over Nautitech in 2002, had also been at the origin of the Sea Tours then VPM rental companies for Nouvelles Frontières, entrusted us with the autumn trade show season to reflect on his future in the sector.

New organization in September

The Rochefort site is now jointly managed by the administrative and financial managers until the official announcement of the new organisation, expected early autumn.

A smooth transition

At the time of the acquisition in 2014, Mr Voisard and the management of Bavaria had agreed on a transition period of 2 to 3 years to enable the German brand to acquire a better knowledge of the multihull market and ensure a smooth transition. The initial program was respected with the maintenance of Mr. Voisard for 2 years, the launch of new models and industrial and commercial investments. The quality of the agreement was praised by Lutz Henkel, CEO of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH.

Development prospects

The Nautitech range continues to grow with the presentation at the next Cannes Yachting Festival of the Nautitech 46 Fly.

From an industrial point of view, integration into the Bavaria Group is continuing, the interior of the Nautitech 40 and Nautitech 46 are already being built in Bavaria's main plant in Giebelstadt near Würzburg in Germany.

An increase in production at Rochefort is also envisaged by the parent company.

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