1940 – 1945 Second World War
1942 Under the bombing, Picchiotti carries out the production of the VAS series (anti-torpedo patrol boats) commissioned by the Italian Navy. With a total length of 28 meters and displacement optimised at 68 GT, the Vat Series featured 2 Fiat engines Mod. A 25 and 1 Carraro engine for a combined power of 1800 HP
1945 the German forces destroy completely the yard of Limite sull’Arno, ending a tradition initiated in the XVII century.
The Picchiotti family decides to rebuild the company in Viareggio, re-opening the bombed yard by the sea.