The team Italia Yachts

Behind the brand Italia Yachts there are persons. With their experience and passion they think, desig and build sailboats. With their values they offer the boats to the public, personally involved in meeting all requirements and special requests of their customers.

The philosophy of the Italia Yachts reflects the philosophy of life of those who participate in the project and the development of the boats. The team Italia Yachts goes a long way: all professional and skilled sailors, with experience in America’s Cup, Admiral’s Cup and other major regattas oll over the world, but also all lovers of the sea and cruising.
The competent and well-knit team plays a fundamental role: to every single aspect, in Italia Yachts there is the right man who bases his knowledge on practice and direct experience. In addition, the in-house design team offers the great advantage of being able to perform any changes or improvements with immediate verification, allowing you to work directly with clients on customized requests.

The concept of each boat is followed from the start to the end by Franco Corazza and Marco Schiavuta, developing step by step on their vision together with the designers, giving shape to various parts of the boat and changing every detail with meticulous care, moving from paper to wood models 1:1 on its way to the CNC molds and molded end.

The Chief Designer Matteo Polli deals with the development of the project and coordination of the various professionals who take turns at various stages: architects, naval engineers, structural engineers, responsible for the carpentry etc.
A steady relationship with the builder will also contribute to control step by step the entire production cycle, as well as the realization of the infinite customization that each model of an Italia Yachts can support.


Management / customer care


In-house design team


External contributors

  • Maurizio Cossutti

    Maurizio Cossutti

    Yacht Design
    Engineering

  • Alessandro Ganz

    Alessandro Ganz

    Yacht Design
    Engineering

  • Tommaso Spadolini

    Tommaso Spadolini

    Yacht Design

  • Emanuele Pillon

    Emanuele Pillon

    Styling - Interiors


Communication and marketing


The History

Product care and truly craftsmanship “Made In Italy”
Passion, design, craftsmanship: words that clearly describe the values in Italia Yachts mission: to design and build high quality, solid and fast sail boats, finished with painstaking care, using only the best materials. To appreciate the quality of the Italia Yachts products and its unique peculiarities, you have to simply touch them with your hands. As we do every day, to ensure the best possible quality in every detail of the boat.
 
 
A new brand, old passions
The brand was created during the year 2010 at the behest of the two founding partners, Franco Corazza and Marco Schiavuta, both keen sailors with a prestigious experience in regattas and holders of “Sail and Rigging” (commercial reality already known as X-Yachts and Jeanneau dealer). The two did involve in their project a lot of other well known personalities in the world of sailing, as the young yacht designer Matteo Polli, the yacht builder Eleno Baruffaldi, the yacht designer Maurizio Cossutti and the architect Tommaso Spadolini, just to name a few. 
 
 
A mission that comes from the heart
The mission of the shipyard is simple: to build boats that meet the expectations of a passionate, demanding, knowledgeable and enthusiastic audience, combining high performance sailing with the highest level of comfort; boats well designed for the race as for long trips and cruises.

Italia Yachts group at the beginning

The very first wood model of Italia 10.98


The first model of the shipyard, Italia 10.98, during one of the first run out to sea

The Mission

Product care and truly craftsmanship “Made In Italy”
Passion, design, craftsmanship: words that clearly describe the values in Italia Yachts mission: to design and build high quality, solid and fast sail boats, finished with painstaking care, using only the best materials. To appreciate the quality of the Italia Yachts products and its unique peculiarities, you have to simply touch them with your hands. As we do every day, to ensure the best possible quality in every detail of the boat.
 
 
A new brand, old passions
The brand was created during the year 2010 at the behest of the two founding partners, Franco Corazza and Marco Schiavuta, both keen sailors with a prestigious experience in regattas and holders of “Sail and Rigging” (commercial reality already known as X-Yachts and Jeanneau dealer). The two did involve in their project a lot of other well known personalities in the world of sailing, as the young yacht designer Matteo Polli, the yacht builder Eleno Baruffaldi, the yacht designer Maurizio Cossutti and the architect Tommaso Spadolini, just to name a few. 
 
 
A mission that comes from the heart
The mission of the shipyard is simple: to build boats that meet the expectations of a passionate, demanding, knowledgeable and enthusiastic audience, combining high performance sailing with the highest level of comfort; boats well designed for the race as for long trips and cruises.

Italia 10.98 keel during construction


The Shipyard

Carpenters of our times
Hustle is not a good way to make boats. And the experience is equally important that a good shipyard organization. Conscious design choices are possible when supported by a continuous dialogue with the one who has to build the boats. This is a real team work. Italia Yachts has set from the beginning its business organization on the dialogue between the departments, each with their own responsibilities, but pushed continually engaging with partners; builders with designers, managers with planners and dealers with owners.
 
Every decision is carefully considered by from the first-level draft, then the project, then in the early stages of prototyping and executive. The contamination and mutual interpenetration of the various sectors is at the basis of the solutions that make each Italia Yacht model a real debut: from the water lines to the equipment, from the technical choices to the more strictly aesthetic ones, everyone involved in project is constantly aware about the overall needs, and its able to reconduce his work into the original vision.
 
 
Chioggia, in the Venice Lagoon
In Venice they did always build boats, and many of them possess one. Not surprisingly, Italia Yachts is taking its first steps in the Lagoon of Venice, with local staff. The workers of the shipyard site work the resin and produce sailboats for over fifty years. The whole production is guaranteed by the two production plants, allowing Italia Yachts considerable independence from external suppliers, dealing personally as well as assembly, including the design, molding and woodworking operations.

Customer Care

Marco Schiavuta is the Italia Yachts responsible for customer care. Together with him, a young and dynamic structure made of riggers, toolmakers and mechanics with decades of experience and thousands of operations performed on each model and size of sailboat. The Italia Yachts customer care policy starts from here: a name to contact, a high level of assurance over time.
 
Our boats are designed and made at the best, using top-level components. Faced with a choice, it is always preferred supplier the one who over the years has demonstrated reliability and providing articles with wide availability of replacement parts, also in foreign countries around the Mediterranean. Going personally to sea also means knowing that a small malfunction during a cruise, can be a problem if the supplier is “unknown” and the piece to change not widespread. with Italia Yachts this risk is minimal, because as sailors we know which components it is easier to find and we choose them as standard equipment on our boats.
 
Italia Yachts offers its craft a policy of regular inspections performed by qualified personnel, and allow an early detection of any small problems and remedy the defect before it enlarge or even lead to some malfunction.