Canados is an acronym in the yachting business for CAntieri NAvali Di OStia (Ostia shipyards). The shipyard started operations in November 1945 building military boats and than decided to specialize in leisure yachts. The founders of Canados made history in the boat-building business in Italy by being at the forefront of the technological improvements applied to leisure yachts. Since the incorporation of Canados, Ostia became one of the ‘hot-spots’ for boat building in Italy and skilled labor continued to grew rapidly as the years went by. Now days all the skilled expertise needed for yacht building is available in Ostia and in nearby Fiumicino. The Company has changed hands only twice, the last of which was in the year 2000. This had enabled Canados to keep up with the same good standard and reliability that has become synonymous with their acronym. The numbers of Canados yachts are indeed impressive. In 58 years, they have successfully delivered more than 500 motor-yachts ranging from 40’ to 120’, more than 150 sailing yachts and several fast boats for the Coast Guard and other military organizations. Canados is located in Ostia, 30 km. west of Rome, on the Tyrrhenian Sea and 7 km. away from Fiumicino International Airport.
Italian yard Canados Yachts completed and delivered the first hull in their 888 EVO series to its owner. The yacht is now called "Ursus V" and her owner has been spending good time onboard in her first month cruising around specific parts of the Mediterranean like Malta, Corsica and Cote d’Azur . The yacht is due to be displayed at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Canados has a number of exciting models in development or under construction at present. One of them is the new Canados 808 Maximus with a design by Marco Casali. He commented, " the Canados 808 project was created to merge the famous Canados heritage with new solutions seeking for more volumes and better use of space. Our main target was to create a very special space for the owner’s suite, fully independent from guest-quarters and on a higher level than the typical lower deck level."
Recently Italian builder Canados unveiled the 969 Coliseum Fast Planing yacht. They also unveiled other models that are expected to come to market in 2017. The 822 Gladiator is another model recently revealed by Canados. The Gladiator is a full performance open sport type yacht that will blow your socks off! She is expected to come with several engine packages giving the owner a swatch of choices. If an owner chooses Triple MAN 1900 HP package this yacht arguably will be able to hit the 60-knot mark. If that engine package is chosen Canados will have save weight and further reinforce the construction utilizing kevlar and aramat with carbon fiber.