Building a new boat: Trouble or pleasure?

Sanlorenzo yacht, elegance or Quality?

We are pretty sure that when Mr. Giovanni Janetti was establishing foundations of the Sanlorenzo brand in 1958, he never imagined that one day his brand will become related to “mediocre-quality” instead of “elegance”!

“When it comes to Make-up, Sanlorenzo steals the show…”

A Brief History…

My name is Vojtech. I am a 47-year-old IT specialist. I own and manage a communications company which maintains and services GSM operators’ base stations in Slovakia.
I’m a nature lover and enjoy spending my summers in my sailboat.

I believed that being on the sea was supposed to relax people and provide peace of mind, up until I witnessed the extremely unpleasant experience my best friend and his wife had to go through during the construction of their boat.

The construction took 2 years to finish and during this period, me and my friend have regularly exchanged ideas, talked about the progress of the build, and visited the shipyard numerous times together. As a boat owner, I tried to advise him to the best of my knowledge. Indeed, he is a very knowledgeable engineer and a true boating enthusiast.

Having witnessed their frustration, I have decided to put up this website in order to share our experiences and raise boating enthusiasts’ awareness. For privacy reasons, I decided to keep my friend’s identity anonymous throughout this website.

It was towards the end of year 2013 that my best friend decided to build a semi-custom new yacht to enjoy his summertime together with his wife at sea. He had many world renowned builders to choose from, but after some consideration, he managed to get down to a short list of two Italian shipbuilders:
BENETTI and SANLORENZO.

He has decided to go with Sanlorenzo because he thought that they have shown more interest and “passion” towards his project; but it was not long before he and his surveyors started to notice some shocking exemplary stuff-ups. They were spreading all over the boat like a plague, starting right from the very first stages of construction. They grew bigger and bigger and finally went out of control!

Now, the litigation is handled by the Arbitration Tribunal.

This website does not mean to offend any person or private entity. It has a simple purpose of sharing experiences in an effort to raise boating enthusiasts’ awareness…

About Sanlorenzo…

Cantieri Navali Sanlorenzo has been founded by Giovanni Jannetti in 1958. The shipyard’s headquarters are now located on the banks of the river Magra, inside the Montemarcello-Magra natural reserve, in Ameglia, in the province of La Spezia, in Liguria, Italy.
Their second division is based in the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio, the historic centre of motor yacht manufacturing in Italy.

Click here to visit the Sanlorenzo website for more information…

Historical picture of a new Sanlorenzo build

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