South Florida is famed for its beaches, tourism, and luxurious lifestyle making yacht dealers an important aspect to the elite markets of Miami and Latin America. Equipped with the state of the art technology, modern furnishings and custom-built interiors these yachts are solely exclusive.
One of Miami’s leading yacht industry professionals, Citimarine Yachts, is the #1 authorized Numarine dealer in the Americas. These superyachts, designed by in-house architects, can be seen cruising through the bay and intracoastal waterways of South Florida and internationally.
On January 27th, Citimarine Yachts welcomed FIU students from the department of interior architecture for an exclusive tour of their popular Numarine 60′ and 78′ yachts. Citimarine representative, Manuel Alvarez, greeted 12 students and cruise design instructor, Professor Darci Pappano, for a nautical afternoon of extracurricular activities.
The first part of the tour kicked off with a brief history on Citimarine Yachts and how CEO, Javier Ripoll Jr., founded the company back in 2009. The next part of the tour was a walk-through of the Numarine 60” and 78” yacht models, highlighting the yachts’ sleek, unique interior designs and architecture.
This yacht tour also served as a precursor to what these students will encounter in their study abroad semester to Genoa, Italy this summer.
Collaborations with local industry professionals like Citimarine Yachts, offer our students a unique hands on experience to expand their design mindset and enrich their knowledge in building strategies. FIU Interior Architecture wants to thank Citimarine Yachts for this special opportunity and their warm hospitality.