Yachting AV and IT company Videoworks has opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to supply assistance to yachts operating in the United States, the Caribbean and South America.
The company established a 100 percent owned subsidiary, Videoworks of Americas Inc., to supply commissioning, crew training, installation, maintenance, refitting, service and ongoing assistance.
The company said that the American market is growing, with both new builds and refits, with more yachts moving from Europe to the United States and the Caribbean.
Large numbers of yachts are built in Europe and taken to the United States for sale to a growing American clientèle.
Videoworks of Americas, Inc. was established to offer these clients technical updating for crews, who often see considerable turnover.
The team will be led by Videoworks of Americas CEO Mauro Frattesi.
“With a direct presence in North America and the Caribbean and a dedicated team of 10 technicians based in Ft. Lauderdale, we will be able to provide all our customers with instant service and practical technical support ‘Made by Videoworks,’” said Frattesi in a statement. “And that’s not all: for vessels in European shipyards destined to operate primarily in the area, we will be able to rely on the Videoworks of Americas technical team for commissioning and crew training both in Europe and in the destination country.”
“Videoworks of Americas represents a very important step in the international growth of our group,” said CEO Mauro Pellegrini. “Only Videoworks can guarantee this level of service for its clients, thanks to its 100 percent owned subsidiaries: Videoworks S.p.A. (Ancona and Viareggio), Videoworks Europe B.V. (Aalsmeer), Videoworks of Americas, Inc. and the men and women who work for them.”