The birth and the history of Italian excellence in the yacht world: Sessa Marine company. Dynamism and innovation, design and technology, style and quality: these are the exclusive features.
The history of Sessa Marine is a perfect example of the Italian entrepreneurial culture, where entrepreneurship and technological approach allowed the company to achieve excellence. Recognized for features such as dynamism and innovation, Sessa Marine conceives and realizes exclusive boats that combine design and technology, quality and style, without ever losing sight of its ultimate goal: producing "emotions" to anyone owning a Sessa Marine Yacht.
Sessa was founded in 1958 by engineer Camillo Braga, one of the first engineers in Italy for the production of fenolic and poliester resin.
In 1968 thanks to the daughter Raffaella Braga Radice the company leads into the marine industry with the first participation at the Genoa bot show and the beginning of a production diversification for the reinforced plastics.
The 70s years marked the production of small boats in Sessa Aurunca (South of Italy) factory and the construction of a new small shipyard in Cinisello Balsamo (North of Italy).
In 1972 the factory in Arcone near Milan was purchased and in 1973, Sessa is the first Italian company to install the new Piaggio jets and to build the first small inboard jet units.
In 1986 the company moved from Arcore to Lesmo (Milan) and two days later the boat production was transferred to the province of Bergamo, thanks to the acquisition of Fyberstamp.
At this time, Fyberstamp was building boats wellknown all over the world like Riva and Ferretti.
It is from this moment that the production of the new range of boats begins and the brand turn decisively towards new horizons and bigger market objectives. It begins to build larger boats and starts to dedicate space to marketing activities and to product’s improvement.
Historical models from the 80s such as Mambo, Samba and Sunshine have been replaced by the new Key Largo, Oyster and Key West ranges.
In 1992 Fyberstamp merged with Sessa, founding Sessa Marine Spa, the company that we know nowadays.
Lesmo plant closed in order to concentrate all the efforts to Cividate Shipyard that was modernized and increased in size in 1999 with the development of moulding and assembly department.
In 2006 Sessa America branch in Florida is opened.
In 2008 Raffaella Braga Radice, was awarded the title of “Cavaliere del Lavoro” (the highest honour recognized by the italian government to an entrepreneur) and with the launch of the new flagship C68 Sessa Marine enters the Yachts market of over 20 mt. C68 was also awarded in France as the “best boat design under 70 feet”.
In 2009 the model KEY LARGO 36 was awarded the title “Boat of the year 2009” from the magazine Motor Boating USA.
In 2010 the shipyard launched the first sport “Fly bridge” that will change the concept of its category.
In 2011 Sessa Brasil was founded with a new production plant in South America.
In 2015 Riccardo Radice launches a new challenge and establishes with a partner form Hong Kong Sessa International to strengthen the Asia markets.
In 2017 a new generation concept range EXPLORER of fast displacement is presented in world premiere, together with the new flagship Fly 21 mt Gullwing.
In 2018 Some new models of Key Largo, Cruiser and Yacht range have been presented with new wide side windows that characterize the unique style and signature of the brand.
Sessa Marine considers each reached goal a starting point and not an arrival ones, with a view to do always better.
Our philosophy is simple and linear since 60 years:
Sessa was founded by engineer Camillo Braga, one of the first engineers in Italy to use plastics for industrial use in various industries.
Thanks to his daughter Raffaella Braga Radice, representative of the second generation, the company leds into the marine industry by attending the first Boat Show in Genova.
Sessa America branch in Florida is opened.
Raffaella Braga Radice was awarded the title of “Cavaliere del lavoro” (the highest honour recognized by the Italian law to an entrepreneur) and with the launch of the new flagship C68, Sessa Marine enters the Yachts market od over 20 mt.
The model KEY LARGO 36 was awarded the title of “Boat of the year 2009” from the magazine Motor Boating USA.
Sessa Brasile was founded with a new production plant in South America.
Riccardo Radice launches a new challenge and establishes with a Hong Kong partner Sessa International to strengthen the Asian markets.
A new concept range of fast displacement EXPLORER is presented in world premiere.
Sessa Marine today offers three top quality lines of open and fly vessels measuring from 18 to 68 feet. With over 20,000 boats produced, the brand boasts dealers all over the world, supported by a network of highly prepared "Service Point" distributed throughout the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Americas.
Sessa Marine has always dedicated great attention to design, a distinctive sign of each product and means of a precise philosophy.
Such as care to details, formal straightness and cleanliness of the sketch, together with the value of the materials, have all become distinctive codes for Sessa Marine, parts of an identity card which consistently, for years, certifies quality and original boats as symbol of the made in Italy.
Diversified solutions for every need
Sessa Marine offers numerous customizations able to meet the needs of any shipowner. In the nautical scene, Sessa Marine stands out for being one of the few companies to release a wide selection of custom made models on the market, among which to choose.
Design made in Italy, customizable interiors thanks to a wide choice of fabrics and exteriors available in suggestive color variations.
“It is our customers who express their needs, their ideas that guide our choices. We create for them and this is what makes our boats so attractive and always in step with the trends “RR
The company Sessa Marine is committed to ensuring that the entire production process takes place with attention to the environment and the health of workers and collaborators.
Environment to Sessa Marine means talking about two subjects: impact during production, towards the environment and the workers, and product impact during its use.
Additionally, in conjunction with the endeavour of engine and propeller production companies towards lower pollution, Sessa Marine can install on its own boats more ecological engines with noise control and low emission.