CMC Marine looks to the future
CMC Marine looks to the future
METS 2023 – the world’s most important trade fair for marine equipment, materials and systems – provided the ideal backdrop for the press conference held by CMC Marine, which presented the company’s latest developments and future plans to the international press and took the opportunity to take stock at a time of great change and new initiatives.
CMC Marine, founded in 2005 by Alessandro Cappiello, is now internationally recognised as a leading player in the electric stabilization system sector, with over 2,500 installations on yachts and superyachts, a turnover that has more than doubled in the last three years, and technical assistance centres distributed around the world.
Growth and success haven’t stopped the company from continuing to innovate, with the announcement of a growth plan worth €10 million that will unfold over the next three years and is based on three different pillars: product, production capacity, offering.
And in fact, during METS, the company premiered its new LR 180 and LR 250 models, the latter being the largest electrically actuated fin system the company has ever produced. The two new units are designed for boats from 50 to 100 feet in length, expanding the range of products offered by CMC Marine to superyachts and mega yachts.
The new series of latest generation electric stabilization systems, Stabilis 5.0, is arriving in spring 2024. The new Stabilis 5.0 has an innovative algorithm that improves on-board performance and exploits all the benefits of CMC Marine’s Stabilis Electra system: immediate feedback on roll motion reduction; performance optimisation based on sea conditions; latest-generation Mitsubishi electronics; interchangeable AC/DC power supply; DALI (Display, Assistance & Log Interface) system. This is a major step forward in the industry as the system ensures even faster and easier yacht management, as well as better reliability and performance for the same power, latest generation remote assistance and high versatility.
Also part of CMC Marine’s three-year growth plan is the new Salerno production site, which is scheduled to open in December 2023. Occupying an area of 10,000 square metres and including three industrial sheds, the plant will allow mechanical component production to be ramped up and make it possible to bring in-house
the production of GRP elements, and therefore the entire STAB line, improving the efficiency of the production chain.
Production site expansion, however, doesn’t stop at Italy’s borders and involves international developments. In July 2023, the company announced the opening of a new 600-square-meter site in Poole (UK), which will be joined by a major development plan for the US market carried forward by Raffaele Invrea, recently appointed Managing Director of CMC Marine USA.
The third step in the growth plan announced by CMC Marine is its investment to expand the company’s offering of electric products. To achieve this, CMC Marine has formed a partnership with Gyro Marine, resulting in the inclusion of gyroscopes in the product range and further extending the brand’s offer.
It is a partnership that brings multiple benefits: customers have an even broader, more comprehensive and more customisable range of innovative solutions to meet any need, plus the advantages of both technologies (CMC Marine and Gyro Marine) combined in a single range that delivers the best stabilization both under way and at anchor, as well as the undisputed advantage of only having to talk to one supplier.
With this new partnership, CMC Marine and Gyro Marine are gearing up to redefine the marine stabilization industry, offering cutting-edge technical solutions that will satisfy the needs of top shipyards in world markets as part of a collaboration that will be a standard bearer for Italian innovation and excellence around the world.