The Founder



I could have safely continued the business with the family business in the rubber sector but my passion are and have always been the boats that I have admired on Lake Iseo since childhood. My first creation was a quiet, eco-friendly small pedal boat that I designed and built in the early 1960s. While working in the rubber industry company in my free time, I continued to design and build pedal boats for visitors to Lake Iseo and Lake Garda. This was until 1989 when I decided to sell the company to the multinational Parker Seals to fully dedicate myself to my passion.

First of all I founded Cantieri di Sarnico, with which I designed and built the Maxim 40, 45, 55 and Montecarlo 32 models, with which in 1996 we achieved the absolute victory in the historic Venice-Montecarlo offshore competition with the pilot Gianfranco Rossi and the navigator Prince Albert of Monaco. In 1997 I decided to sell Cantieri di Sarnico to enter the historic Riva Shipyard, the first shipyard in the world for quality and prestige, where I became plant manager and, among other things, coordinated the construction of numerous boats such as Dolce Vita 70, Splendida 72, Cantata 85 and Acquariva 32.

In 2005 I started the production, as a subcontractor, of boats for Dalla Pietà Yachts such as DP 50 HT, DP 58 HT, DP 59 FLY, DP 70 FLY and DP 72 HT. Later I became a technical collaborator of Zhejiang Millenium Marine, a Chinese brand, new owner of the DP Yachts brand. For over 12 years I have also been a teacher at I.E.D. Istituto Europeo Design - Interior Yacht Design based in Rome. I love boats very much but also nature and ecology, which is why I started developing a project aimed at combining quality and eco-sustainability in water mobility. In 2009 I filed a patent for a hybrid boat, accepted by the Ministry of Economic Development on November 25, 2011 with patent n ° 0000270182. I started an effective collaboration with important Italian brands, Bimotor FPT, Transfluid, Brunswick Marine, Huracan, Tema, CMD group, Archimede Energia , a collaboration that still continues today in order to perfect and optimize the product. They were different times, few talked about hybrid boats, much less electric. Only pioneers. When I started working on this front I found myself faced with enormous difficulties, the cars were quietly produced, but the boats having to navigate in the water, therefore winning a strong resistance, were penalized.

Now finally all the obstacles have been overcome and our models, both hybrid and electric boats, have been presented at many international boat shows such as the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, the Green Mobility Show in Venice, the Lode Na Vode in Prague, the Navigami Expo in Milan, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Word in Amsterdam, the Locarno Boat Show and the Eco Mobility Flash Mob in Portofino, which was also attended by Tesla; the latter event was organized on the occasion of the inauguration of the protected area of Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo. Several of our hybrid and electric models already sail on the Danube, the Rhine, the Seine, the European lakes and in Amsterdam also used as a "tender" for river ships to take cruise passengers and visitors where navigation with normal internal combustion engines is prohibited. In 2021 we exhibited our models in the Venice Boat Show and again at Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes.



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