Improve every day. For 150 years

Cranchi Yachts history

Cranchi Yachts history

Always grow. Improve every day. For 150 years

Nature is the best of teachers. It teaches us to draw strength from our roots, and to use that strength to develop ourselves. It teaches us that living means growing.


The saga of Cranchi Yachts is an exciting journey of evolution, a journey through the decades, marked by intuitions and leaps forward, inspired by those who wrote the history of the shipyard before us and guided by the desire to improve every day.


150 years of iconic design, innovation and yachts

1866

Giovanni Cranchi opened his first workshop on the shores of Lake Como.

1870

Registration of the company: the history of Cranchi officially begins.

1932

Two generations have passed: the boatyard is now in Brienno, where the mass production of wooden vessels starts.

1970

Tullio Monzino goes into partnership with Aldo Cranchi, who represents the 4th generation.

The shipyard is now in Piantedo, where surface area and production capacity increase.

Innovation continues in the new boatyard: in design, in choice of materials and in production processes.

1997

The Marine Test Centre opens in Friuli, a 3,000 m2 dock for water trials involving the entire Cranchi range.

2006

The boatyard becomes a limited company

2009

The Seventy Plant 4 comes into operation. This is the boatyard for building leisure yachts with the highest level of automation in the world.
The assembly lines of the new facility permit the mass production of yachts up to 78 feet long.

2020

150 years of history. Cranchi Yachts celebrates this extraordinary anniversary with the presentation of its new flagship model, the Cranchi Settantotto.