The shipyard

Experience, passion, and above all method. Giovanni Castagnola, an expert shipwright, personally oversees the construction of the wooden motor yachts built at the yard in Lavagna, Italy. No more than two per year: a deliberate choice to enable the craftsmen to devote the necessary time and attention to each boat, ensuring maximum care for structural details, finishes and furnishings.

The dedication of professionals and the versatility of wood guarantee “custom-tailored” satisfaction of customers’ requirements.

Castagnola is synonymous with wood. Selecting the best wood is the first step in building a yacht. A triple layer of marine mahogany for the planking of the sides and bottom, crossed, glued together and meticulously screwed to the frames. Laminated iroko for the keel and stem. Prized mahogany for the fin, stringers and carlings of the hull.

Tough, versatile teak is ideal for the boards of the main deck, while European ash is the best choice for the frames. All plywoods used in the work are approved for use in the marine environment.

The thickness of the planking ranges from 24 to 35 mm depending on the yacht’s size and the power of the engines installed. All external parts of the boats are treated with specific products that ensure watertightness and durability. The typical V-shaped bottom, the secret of Castagnola motor yachts’ excellent performances, comes from the inimitable shipwright’s pencil and years of careful testing.

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