Arcadia agreement

Arcadia Yachts has signed a partnership agreement with American boutique brokerage firm The Italian Yacht Group.

06 April 2024


Arcadia Yachts has entered into an agreement with The Italian Yacht Group for the distribution of the Italian brand’s boats, which are bound for US waters.

The agreement between the Campania-based shipyard and the American boutique brokerage firm was presented at the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show, which ran from 21 March to 24 March in Florida.

The Arcadia shipyard, which is based on the Sorrento coast and is headed by Ugo Pellegrino, now has a presence on practically every continent, from the Mediterranean to Hong Kong via the Caribbean, Mexico and Australia.

The Italian Yacht Group was founded by George Jousma, and has locations on the East Coast in Florida (Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach) and New York (Sag Harbor).


“In recent years, we’ve worked hard to promote our brand in America, and we’re particularly proud of this agreement,” says Francesco Frediani, Arcadia Yachts CCO.

“We believe that The Italian Yacht Group is in the ideal position to present not only the technical features of our models to American owners but, above all, our idea of wellness and slow yachting.

“The top management of this firm is the perfect partner to channel our high-end boutique culture and products characterised by superior build and finishing quality.”

George Jousma, founder and president of The Italian Yacht Group, adds, “We’ve been very pleased to engage with the leadership team at Arcadia Yachts and work closely with them at their Naples area shipyard. We’re impressed by the Arcadia team’s out-of-the-box thinking and uniquely innovative designs.

“Their models bring outdoor and indoor spaces together in very interesting and pleasing ways. In many respects, we also see Arcadia Yachts as a keeper of the rich tradition of world-class Italian shipbuilding.”



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