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.
Something new is presently under construction at Canados. Actually the vessel is also a new direction in terms of look for this yard. The Oceanic 100 Shadow as the name implies is a 100-foot vessel intended to provide shadow-support duties. Chief among those duties is tender and toy storage. While the interior volume is 170 GT, the deck space aft of the forward superstructure is immense for a vessel this size. It will be able to pack in a 7-meter as the main tender, a 5-meter tender, 8 sea bobs and 4 PWCs.
The story behind the Oceanic 140 by Canados is an interesting one. The yacht has spent more time under construction than most yachts would. The project began back in 2014 and it is 2020 and still the vessel has not hit the water. A major part of this delay had to do with the project stalling as a result of the yard changing hands. Work did resume on the yacht but there was no owner at the time. It appears that the fresh delays are now being attributed to new engines, variants of the CAT C32s that needed to be fitted. In our last update we suggested based on information available at the time the remainder of the superstructure would have been fitted to the vessel towards the end of 2020.
"Passion VI" is the name of the latest yacht to come from the facilities of Canados Yachts. This vessel is a unit of the Canados 888 EVO line with a design by the yard themselves but has an interior by Michela Reverberi. Passion VI was actually due to launch in April but with restrictions and protocols concerning Covid-19, the launch was pushed back to July and has now been completed and delivered to her owner.