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IYS History

Imperia Yacht Service was founded by Giancarlo Dolla in 1995, combining his passion for the maritime/yachting industry with 40 plus years of experience in specialized workshops, transfers, shipyard operations and off shore racing to establish a shipyard in Imperia that would live up to the standards and expectations of the yachting community of Imperia and beyond.

With the use of a 50 ton Grove auto-crane, Imperia Yacht Service quickly became a land mark on the Ligurian coast.

1999 marked the arrival of Gian Luigi Magenis to the IYS team, who after extensive service in the Italian Navy, contributed significantly to the growth and ongoing development of the yard. Today after 17 years, Gianni is still with us as the site manager/ yard foreman, serving to orchestrate and execute all aspects of shipyard operations.

In 2007, after completeing his studies as a ships engineer at the Andrea Doria Technical Institute, Alessandro Dolla chose to follow in his father's foot steps, joining the IYS administration.

Alfredo Di Cianni came to work for IYS in 2011 after several years of shipyard experience both as an employee and independent contractor. Alfredo handles all aspects of paint and varnish as well as carpentry.

Following the commencement of enlargement operations on the Marina of Imperia, Porto Maurizio, IYS made a move across the marina and acquired 2800 square meters of operation space at the focal point of the planned expansion.

IYS collaborates with specialists in re-fitting, metal fabrication, surveys, GRP repair and fabrication, mechanical repair as well as noted shipwrights and the following official service/support suppliers: MTU, CAT, Cummins, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, Gianneschi, Raymarine, Besenzoni and more.

Our team's collective passion, experience and love for the sea combined with continual technical improvement and advancement, as well as respect for the environment, guarantee professionalism and excellence in all that we do.