Since the XVI century the name of Picchiotti is intimately connected to the Italian Seafaring Tradition. A maritime heritage that, ranging from work boats as well as ocean sailing ships or military vessels, has led to the birth of the modern yachting era.
In 2010 the Picchiotti brand was revamped and leaped into the contemporary age with the construction of 3 yachts of the Vitruvius Explorer series.
Today this history and tradition has joined The Italian Sea Group.
Craftmanship, attention to details and capability of combining heritage, innovation and building technique in inimitable design, these hallmarks of the Made in Italy have always been part of the Picchiotti DNA.
It is not by coincidence that Picchiotti was the first to develop a serial production of gentleman motor cruisers, such as the Giglio, or Giannutri or Gorgona series, to mention just but few.
The Group features one of the largest private drydock in the Mediterranean Sea, capable of housing yachts and ships over 100 meters.
The skills and expertise of The Italian Sea Group, matched with its extraordinary infrastructures, are able to deliver the uppermost quality standard in the design and manufacturing of yachts over 100 m.
Technical and style innovations bestow a precious added value on every brand creation.
The Italian Register of Shipping has recorded 599 Picchiotti boats delivered from 1848 to 1978.
In 1902, Picchiotti realised the very first leisure yacht ever built in Italy, the motor yacht L’Espresso. In 1905 it launched the gentleman yacht Espero, while building smaller projects such as the Liu’, the famous little lake boat of the Maestro Giacomo Puccini.
After World War II, Picchiotti contributed to the rebirth of the leisure yachting industry with the building of famous gentleman yachts such as the MY Kon Tiki in 1947, or MY Anita in 1955 or the Solitaire, 42,4 m motor yacht in 1977, to name but a few.
In 1982 the flagship of the Picchiotti fleet – and one of the largest yacht in the world at that time – the 103 m motor yacht Al Said was built in Marina di Carrara, in the sheds of the Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, today at the very core of The Italian Sea Group.
In most recent times, between 2010 and 2014, Picchiotti delivered 3 modern motor yachts of the Vitruvius Explorer Series: the 50m Falco Moscata, formerly Exuma; Galileo G, 55 m and the 73 m Nautilus, formerly named Grace E.
Strategically positioned on the Tyrrhenian coast, the production facilities of The Italian Sea Group expand from Marina di Carrara, to La Spezia and Viareggio for a combined total production area of more than 144.000 sqm.
The Group offers a full range of services including Repair and Refit operations, thanks also to its exceptional infrastructures among which 2 drydocks of 200 and 147m.