In 2005 the yacht builder entered the Open superyacht sector with Aicon 72 LS, and with the new production site in Villafranca Tirrena in Sicily, to commence distribution in the Middle East. Between 2005 and 2012, the Aicon Yachts launched new yacht models such as the Aicon 62 Open, a redesigned Aicon 58 Fly, and Aicon 83LS, the Navetta series 110). During that same time, the company established its presence in the Asia Market. After the recession, in 2012, the shipyard faced bankruptcy, and six years later, it was acquired by Marc-Udo Broich and John Venners. The renowned yacht designer and architect Sergio Cutolo joined the new team to redesign the model range: Aicon Yacht 66, 86, and 60.