Gagliotta Lobster 35 conquering the USA


Italy will be a protagonist at the forthcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to be held in Florida between October 26 and 30 also thanks to the Naples-based Cantieri Gagliotta which will be playing a sort of ‘away game’, proposing its Lobster 35 to the American public.

Gagliotta-Lobster-35I call it that because it is well known that the Lobster is a boat that exudes the United States from all its mouths, and whose history is doubly connected with the lobster fishing that used to be, and still is, practised in Maine: it is no coincidence that the name Lobster is linked precisely to the fishing of the world’s most famous crustacean, which in the North of the United States dates back to the times of the Native Americans.

We are exhibiting Lobster 35 for the first time in the United States. – says Cantieri Gagliotta’s Sales Manager Claudio Gagliotta – We will play a game away from home, it is true, but with all the strength of our made in Italy”.

Gagliotta’s love for American-style boats began a long time ago: “We have been producing boats for 70 years” continues Claudio Gagliotta, “and we started out as racing boats, strictly offshore, but gradually we wanted to maintain the characteristics of ‘seagoing’ boats, and as times evolved, classic motorboats were becoming fewer year after year, so we had to find alternative boats that could convey our values and our passion. We currently have two lines, the Lobster, which is sweetly elegant, classic, and the Fisherman, which I like to describe as more sporty”

Gagliotta is the last yard Lobster-35 at sealeft in Italy to produce the Lobster, and this is one of the reasons why its fame is now known overseas to all enthusiasts of this boat type, which had its boom in the mid-19th century, precisely as a work boat, and then exploded as a recreational boat around the 1950s thanks to its technical features that made it safe and reliable, but at the same time graceful at sea.

This evolution led the boats to be more and more sought-after, especially in their interiors: from work boats they were transforming into recreational boats and this is where Cantieri Gagliotta found their place, combining the practical American style with all the quality of Made in Italy.

We have several friends and customers in the USA“, Claudio Gagliotta says – “Some come to visit us at the yard, like a couple who bought an old used Gagliotta here in Italy, very different from the current model, with an enclosed stern. They fell so in love with it that they completely refurbished it and then contacted us to show us their work before visiting us on site“.

Gagliotta USAIn short, if the past of Gagliotta and the Lobster is full of exciting tales of work, research and evolution, it’s only natural that the future brings with it great prospects, and I don’t use the word ‘great’ at random: “This season we’ll be launching the Lobster 53” concludes Cantieri Gagliotta’s Sales Manager, “like our Lobster 35, but practically twice as big in all. 53 feet, three cabins and two engines for up to 700 HP. A great novelty that we’ll tell you about step by step, along with other surprises that I can’t reveal yet”.

So, for now, all that remains is for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to enjoy the spectacle associated with this exciting show where, among so many titans of the boating world, you will find this all-Italian jewel that we are sure will attract many eyes with its unmistakable style.

Cantieri Gagliotta conquers the world: US launch in October


Cantieri Gagliotta will be participating in the Cannes Yachting Festival with some very interesting novelties for the yachting world. At the French boat show, scheduled to take place from September 6 to 11, Cantieri Gagliotta will be exhibiting a fire red Lobster 35 and, above all, its 2022/2023 production, all of which is already sold with an important percentage abroad.

Lobster 35, a luxury sports boat

Lobster 35 is an evergreen concept that enhances the Gagliotta experience. It is a luxury sports boat that enhances the style of its owner, and which Cantieri Gagliotta chose to bring to Cannes with an original fire red colouring, obviously reminiscent of Ferrari’s racing cars, to emphasize its sporty features.

The Lobster 35, which Cantieri Gagliotta will exhibit at Cannes in a red fire version

The hull of the Lobster 35 is in vinylester resin, while the bottom and side are in sandwich with four-axial fabrics, Termanto core and vinylester resin. As far as exteriors are concerned, in the aft cockpit there is a dinette for eight with a foldaway table, and below the top is the galley unit with a synthetic worktop, ceramic hob and polished stainless steel sink with water mixer tap. A cockpit refrigerator and mahogany trim complete the equipment.

Below deck, the boat houses a single space with a sofa, two beds and a wardrobe. The curved bulkhead of the head can be upholstered with leather panels, while the upholstery at the side and the headboard of the bed are in fabric.

What’s new at Cantieri Gagliotta

“On the commercial front, we will bring many novelties to Cannes compared to last year,” says Renato Gagliotta. “In fact, we will participate in the show with a new company, Gagliotta Europa, which is the dealer for most of the European countries.”

Proving Cantieri Gagliotta’s success, as previously mentioned, is the fact that the company will arrive in Cannes with almost all of its 2022/2023 production sold, 90% of which will go abroad. But the French boat show will not be the only opportunity to admire the yard’s boats: “For the first time, Gagliotta will participate in an American boat show at the end of October,” Mr. Gagliotta announces. “Our new American dealer, Engel & Volkers Yachting, will present a Lobster in Fort Lauderdale!”.

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