The history of Cantiere Franchini takes place since 70 years and starts from a small craft yard built on the harbour of Riccione thanks to the determination of the master carpenter Michele Franchini, aka «Guido», Massimo’s father, who in 1946 decided to set up his own activity of construction of small fishing boats and boats at the service of the emerging seaside tourism.
In 1977 Massimo Franchini, just graduated in architecture, joined the company and, without renouncing his handicraft roots, transformed it into a modern boatyard for the production of deep blue sailboats, appreciated all over the world.
In 2004, Massimo designed Emozione 55, all over recognized as the most elegant «lobster boat» in the Mediterranean. From the exclusive production of magnificent sailing boats, Massimo Franchini Shipyard went on designing timeless motoryachts not neglecting the technological aspects and the importance of the research that will bring it, in 1996, to use, first in Europe, SCRIMP, Seemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process, the technology of vacuum infusion of fiberglass for the production of hulls and superstructures.
Massimo Franchini, after careful research and experience in the United States, has forever revolutionized the way boats are produced in full respect of the environment with the highest quality standards. Today there are 400 Massimo Franchini-signed sailing boats and motoryachts that shipowners hold dear and make a premium on the used market.
Massimo Franchini met Industrie Cecconi Group in 2017, which is heavily involved in the production of energy from renewable sources and in investment in start-ups and advanced technology companies, operating among other areas in nanotechnologies, in the production of lightweight structures and solutions for high efficiency building, to realize MIA 6.3. MIA 6.3 is built with the deepest respect for the environment with the use of cutting-edge materials and solutions, to obtain a boat that meets the highest level of sustainability.
The materials used are 70% recyclable. Suppliers and construction techniques are chosen with the criteria of environmental sustainability and priority is given to companies that produce according to these criteria with particular attention to the origin of raw materials and to the wholesomeness of production processes. The machinery and the onboard systems are chosen among those guaranteeing maximum energy savings.
The surfaces in contact with the environment – hull, deck, windows, covers – are designed to guarantee excellent thermal insulation and correct air exchange as well as maximum reduction of condensation and humidity stagnation. Great attention is paid to the containment of exhaust gases and sound emissions in the atmosphere. The design of electrical and electronic systems is aimed at reducing electromagnetic fields and stray currents. Every precaution is adopted to reduce the dispersion, even accidental, of polluting substances and waste in the environment.
Latest generation electronics, avant-garde systems in the nautical sector, intelligent management systems, a wide range of customization by the owner and a considerable availability of rigid and inflatable “toys” bring MIA 6.3 to represent the new frontier of the planing motoryacht.
With the MIA project I want to design a range of motoryachts according to the spirit of the time, full of innovations and technologies, to bring the name Franchini into the 4.0 nautical world (four point zero) without getting away from the principles of style and harmony of the forms that I have always pursued and that represent my true roots. When I decided to «pick up again the pencil» I had in mind the success of Emozione 55 and, at the same time, the need to propose an «emotional evolution», or a contemporary reading of the concept of motoryacht, of its livability, of its seaworthiness, proposing to reach ambitious goals in all these areas.
With the firm intention of winning this new challenge, I defined a concept characterized by taut lines and slender dihedrals that subtend generous volumes for a high internal habitability, worthy of a larger boat, while maintaining the low and slender sheerline.
From the commercial point of view, the concept represents a modular boat starting from a basic platform, technically flawless and fully functional and navigating, which the owner can implement with a wide range of versions and solutions to freely choose, customizing his yacht according to his needs.
Without prejudice to full compliance with the safety requirements and the very high-quality standards on which we continue to maintain total control, providing the broadest guarantee. In this way, every single owner can afford, even in a 63 footer, today considered a small dimension, to express his personality in a boat that fully represents him and responds perfectly to his tastes and expectations to create a new Franchini. His own.