August 21, 2016

Web: Italcraft New Web Site

Italcraft from Italy presents its new World wide web showroom.  Founded in 1955 by brothers Sergio and Mario Sonnino Sorisio, in a shed just at the out skirts of Rome, Italcraft will become over the years one of the most innovative boat builders featuring some World first to what regards hull design, propulsion, and materials used for the construction of its boats.  In 1958 Italcraft moves production on Lake Bracciano and in 1961 the company opens a showroom in the capital city.  The company needs more space again and in 1969 moves south of the Italian capital city in Gaeta province of Latina, a place Italcraft as at today still calls home. Innovation has always been key to Italcraft since its inception with a lot of World first being key to its startling success, starting from the end fifties with the wood build Sea Skiff model featuring the first round bilge planning hull. In the seventies Italcraft presents the Renato Sonny Levi designed Drago, the first boat equipped with surface drives and at the time also the fastest diesel boat in production, which is followed in end of this decade with the Aermar also featuring a World first with the propeller tunnels. The Drago also represented a World first in building materials being constructed with Kevlar 49 and Carbon fiber.  In the eighties Italcraft builds Seppietta a Military Patrol cruiser capable of carrying ten people which is unsinkable, self righting, and defined all weather, and in 1985 also launches the M-78 which was at the time the fastest and largest yacht of its size reaching max speeds up to 56 knots.  In the mid nineties Italcraft closes its doors only to be purchased in 1996 by the neighboring Cantieri Navali dell Golfo. Immediately the production of F38, C45, and C58 is resumed with the new 38 Sarima launching in 1998.  A model which is at today still in production. In 2006 Italcraft is acquired by Inrizzardi Group, which bring a new development spell in craft over seventy feet with the introduction of the 105 and 90 feet models. The recession of 2008 makes Italcraft close its doors in 2013 only for the company to open again with the new management in 2015.  Italcraft top selling model has been the 1965 launched 25 feet Sarima sold in seven hundred units built of wood and featuring a deep Vee hull with a twenty degrees deadrise aft and two spray rails, followed by the 16 meter Blue Marlin sold in 105 units. Currently Italcraft is producing three models; 38 Sarima, 54 Ipanema, and 105 Maxi Drago which is at today still its largest ever build and so far delivered in four units.  Italcraft new website is currently available only in Italian language and takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Yachts, Articles and News, Company, and Contacts.