RMK Capital AG, owned by businessman Rahmi M. Koc, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Cantieri Capelli S.r.l. (Capelli) one of the world’s leading boat manufacturers in the small and medium-sized boat category.
With this partnership, Capelli aims to increase its market share and strengthen its position in international markets with the new models it plans to produce.
RMK Capital AG and the Italian Capelli Family completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Cantieri Capelli S.r.l. (Capelli). With this acquisition Capelli plans to add new boats suitable for different purposes to its portfolio and to manufacture in Turkey.
Founded in 1974 in Cremona, Italy, Capelli has been the global leader in the semi-rigid boat category for many years. The company has the capacity to produce 48 different models of semi-rigid inflatable boats from 2.2 meters to 15 meters and 18 different models of fiberglass boats up to 10 meters.
Sharing his views on the partnership, businessman Rahmi M. Koc, owner of RMK Capital AG, said: “I find our partnership with Capelli, which has an exceptional place in the maritime world, very valuable. I believe that through this partnership, we will create an important synergy with East Marine, one of the largest distributors of Capelli. Capelli is the leader in the world market with its long years of experience, and East Marine is the leading maritime market chain in our country with its sales capability. Therefore, we are entering an exciting process. I am confident that Capelli will carry its success even further with the new boat models it will build, and the production facility planned to be established in Turkey.”