It’s the entrepreneurial spirit of Mario Sciallino to found the homonym shipyard in Ceriale, town where he learnt the art of boat hand-building working as carpenter at the production site of Patrone, operative in the village since 1922.
Since the Seventies, Ceriale, a cosy sea village along the Palms Riviera, hosts two of the most renowned Italian shipyards; becoming in this way the beating heart for the production of Ligurian goiters.
After 20 years of successful activity, Sciallino launches a new model able to satisfy every ship-owner desire: long and short distance cruising, fishing and family uses are all pleasantly possible with the Sciallino 34´
The nineties are for Sciallino synonymous of consolidation, growth and internationalization of a name highly recognizable in Italy and widely present in the national and south French harbours. Clients and fans express with enthusiasm their love for the brand which turns its models range into a real dreams’ catalogue.
To mark the new century and the strength of brand, Sciallino launches ´Gemy´. Like a precious gemstone, the fascinating 16 meters-long yacht features luxurious wooden cabins, an attractive exterior area on more deck levels and a classy design able to satisfy the most demanding clientele.
Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the shipyard Patrone officially acquires the prestigious Sciallino brand with the aim of preserving the rich and unique tradition of the ‘Ligurian gozzi’, maintaining distinct the production lines of the two yards. In this way, two brands found a solid union sharing the same vision: the one of building boats capable of making the sea the most beautiful place on earth.
The shipyard celebrates 60 years, consolidating the success of the brand with the launch of the face-lifted Sciallino 30 ‘and Sciallino 25’. Those boats so coveted for their comfort, reliability and bespoke quality have evolved, since 2015, under the guidance of the Moreno family, to become contemporary, while maintaining faith in their heritage of excellence. And they will continue to be contemporary, as happens with truly timeless objects.
It was the strong passion for goiters, born during the years as an apprentice in Patrone, that led Mario Sciallino to inaugurate the homonym shipyard sixty years ago in Ceriale; the beating heart of the production of Ligurian goiters. The entrepreneurial spirit of Sciallino allowed the shipyard to achieve important milestones over the years. Developing into a highly established name not only in Italy but also at an international level; reaching as far as Japan, where the hybrid version was conferred the green award at the Yokohama Boat Show. All Sciallino gozzo boats are characterised by a high degree of classicism, functionality, and power in navigation. These are symbols of constant research for the modern combined with a strong connection to the Ligurian nautical tradition.
“The freedom to sail in any sea”
There is no need to read the brand, even from a distance a Sciallino boat is immediately recognizable. If PierMichele and Ornella Moreno, combining entrepreneurial skills, vision and passion, have made the preservation and evolution of the Ligurian gozzo possible today, it is thanks to the history of Sciallino. Those boats so coveted for their comfort, reliability and bespoke quality have evolved, since 2015, under the guidance of the Moreno family, owner of the brand and fleet, to become contemporary while maintaining faith in their heritage of excellence. And they will continue to be contemporary, as it happens with truly timeless objects.
“Long-lasting reliability & timeless style”
The shipyard occupies a private estate of 5,000 square meters in the immediate vicinity of the Autostrada dei Fiori, exit Albenga. The area can be reached by heavy lorries for the transport of boats with the possibility of manoeuvring within the site area itself. It consists of several buildings dedicated to the various shipbuilding activities, all equipped with systems up to the latest required regulation, including a photovoltaic system that allows the use of solar energy for various production processes.
“The boutique shipyard”