The History

The constant pursuit of Classic

Cantieri Estensi was founded in Ferrara, a city having a special relationship with water and sailing.
Set on the Po di Volano, the town still shows its 14th century urban structure, when it was held the Este family; Biagio Rossetti’s project made it the first modern city in Europe, hence its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage, first in 1995 as a Renaissance city and then in 1999 for the Po delta and the “Delizie estensi”.
Cantieri Estensi was founded in 1995 with the ambition of building boats featuring never-ending charm and able to stand any sea condition.
More than 500 boats, roaming between the 14 different models produced today, have been built since 1996.
Cantieri Estensi’s story began with the production of Queentime, a precious motosailor produced in 80 models in two different versions.
Starting from 2000 the shipyard specialized in the model Goldstar, proving Cantieri Estensi as one of the leader Italian brands in the production of lobster boats, redesigned in a Mediterranean way by simplifying their lines, creating modern and timeless boats.
The Maine series saw the light in 2006 and opened a new development way based on maturity and modernity of the product: prestigious and exclusive boats, with semi-displacement hulls and speed ranging between 8 and 18 knots.
The new production site, where all the models all built, was opened in 2009.
The new flagship, the 640 Maine, was launched in the Spring of 2011; it is a symbol of the most modern and functional way of saying and living on bard.
In 2015 Cantieri Estensi was taken over by a new partnership having a precise aim: preserve tradition and increase the prestige and quality of its boats, relying on Made in Italy excellence.

The Vision

Combining class with luxury

Cantieri estensi aims at designing classic, timeless boats looking at the future, by combining luxury with their excellent building.
Every costumer must feel part of a process in which passion for elegance and style come together to bear an exclusive and technologic boat.
Cantieri Estensi wants to show elegance and class also through the total customization of its product, offering clients the chance to choose among many combinations oriented to a unique and unmistakable style.
Cantieri Estensi pursues excellence in every product, as well as in the offering of a wide customer service.

The future

“A timeless classic”
Cantieri Estensi has developed a process of true “industrialization of craftsmanship” while preserving the passion for the perfect built of every piece of the boat. The growing success is due to the type and the features of the product: practical, solid and charming boats with a functional and modern equipment.
The Italian design quality and the luxury of precious wood and materials add to the sailing quality of every model, so to combine elegance and excellent performance.

The boatyard offers two models: the Goldstar, lobster boats ranging from 36 to 56 feet, and the Maine, yachts/trawlers ranging from 48 to 64 feet. The Goldstar range, moreover, is divided between the classical and sport versions, both characterized by the pleasure for elegance and comfort of interiors.
The boatyard has always been marked by the ability to renew following or often anticipating market trends. Cantieri Estensi’s production is the result of accurate engineering, followed by craftsman care for detail and the research for exclusive extras. Precious materials and care for details are made possibile by a production system aiming at maximum quality, without settling for any compromise. Customers’ satisfaction is the main priority for the boatyard, as shown by the great customization of interiors, the direct pre- and after-purchase assistance, the advice services and the exclusive maintenance program.
The concept of development leads the boatyard technicians trying to mix classical nature with modernity and customization, a challenge renewed with every model produced. Every technical detail is taken maximum care of in order to assure top sailing for both mid and wide range.
This is why, even many years from now, you will be in love with your boat like the first day.


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