Croatian Charter Company Purchased the Company JLL Catamarans Srl from Dufour
The Croatian company UNDER HEAVEN purchased the Italian manufacturer JJL Catamarans Srl based in Forli from the French company Dufour Yachts. The negotiations began in November 2019 and were concluded on July 31st 2020. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
JJL Catamarans Srl is the only Italian shipyard involved in the serial production of large sailing catamarans. The company was founded in 2017 by DUFOUR YACHTS and began with the production of the Dufour 48. This catamaran was designed by FELCI YACHT DESIGN in line with the DUFOUR design philosophy and quickly gained popularity, especially in the Mediterranean charter market. As a part of the agreement between DUFOUR YACHTS and UNDER HEAVEN, the company will continue to produce catamarans under the Dufour brand. The new owner has ambitious plans to continue development of the shipyard by expanding the production, developing a new range of models, and reinforcing its presence on the market.
Under Heaven plans to display the Dufour 48 at the Biograd Boat Show from October 21st to 25th, 2020.