Love for sea, passion for wood
Navali Tigullio began its activity in 1974 for the will of
Giovanni Castagnola, owner of the shipyard and highly experienced
supporter of the wood conception proper of the oldest shipyard
tradition, Mr. Castagnola leads his yard with coherence for
innovation and tradition, with his own unique style. For about
50 years he has devoted himself to the production of all-woods
Since the start of his activity Castagnola has followed personally
all the steps of working, from the construction of the keel
to the launching of his yachts.
a wooden motoryacht requires experience, passion and, above
all, high skills.
Costruzioni Navali Tigullio can count on a workforce versed
in traditional skills, able to handcraft authentic masterpieces
use of wood in yacht construction meets the shipowner's most
materials are carefully selected: iroko is used for the keel
and prow with a peculiar way of manufacturing; mahogany for
the drift, the longerons and the battens of the hull. Teak
is employed instead for the deck bridge.
All building materials are approved and tested for the marine
of sides and keel is in a triple layer of marine mahogany
which is crossed, sticked, and screwed to the frames. Thickness
of planking varies from 24 to 35 millimetres, according to
the yacht dimension and to the power of the engines installed.
All motoryachts are of latest technology, in order to increase
their life span and reduce their maintenance.
Their typical "v"-shaped keel" and years of
experience and testing keep assuring Tigullio motoryachts
All crafts are classified with a "Malta Cross",
the first class for pleasure ships and boats; furthermore
they boast the supervision of the Italian Register of Shipping,
of Loyd Register of Shipping and/or other appropriate authorities.