New ISYL headquarters in Villa Borbone

Isyl Foundation (Italian Superyacht Life),
nautical school
Aliperta – Cappe – Angelini

In the presence of the nautical authorities and entrepreneurs, the headquarters of the Isyl Foundation (Italian Superyacht Life), a Higher Technical Institute which offers courses dedicated to the training of professionals in the yachting sector, was inaugurated.

Since last March, the Isyl headquarters has been housed in Villa Borbone, one of the most beautiful and prestigious historical residences of the cultural heritage of the Municipality of Viareggio immersed in the Macchia Lucchese park.

An operation made possible thanks to the municipal administration of Viareggio which has made available to the foundation some parts of the villa that house offices, management, classrooms and conference rooms and has endowed the city, among the first nautical districts in the world for production and know-how. -how, of a real high school campus.

ISYL’s projects

To celebrate the day, Isyl organized a program of accompanying initiatives including a meeting with in-depth information on European training in support of boating companies, the internationalization of the territory, the importance of yachting and the role of ITS (Institutes higher technicians).

Also during the morning, the project Gioya – Yachting World School was presented by Admiral Cristiano Aliperta, director of the Isyl Foundation and Francesco Cappè, Senior Advisor. Promoted by ISYL and NAVIGO, a service center for innovation and development of boating, the project aim at provide university training for both professionals and young students to the recreational boating sector, recognizing and integrating previous professional and learning experience.

An educational and international tool addressed to entrepreneurs and company managers (shipyards and suppliers, port and marine managers) focused on management, organizational and managerial aspects. In a few days, lessons will begin in the presence of the new ITS 2022 courses, funded by the Tuscany Region through the GiovaniSì project, for Designers in the production and maintenance of yachts and Yachting surveyors and marketing experts in the fashion and luxury sector.

Meeting the nautical sector demand

Italian yacht schoolThe inauguration was attended by Alessandro Meciani, Councilor for economic development and territorial marketing of the Municipality of Viareggio who wanted to emphasize the importance of this project.

The Galilei Artiglio Technical Institute operates with satisfaction on our territory, which has specialized for years in the professional training of merchant marine – said Meciani -, but there was no specific training center for the professions required on board the yachts of which in Viareggio felt great need.

Viareggio boating has reached very high levels: we have an internationally recognized leadership that we must maintainand expand. This project contributes to unite the world of training with that of work and our commitment will continue with the aim of facilitating the meeting between subjects who have competence in the field of employment, personnel recruitment and relationships with companies, in order to improve the relationship between schools and the nautical sector, offering new opportunities to acquire the specific skills and professionalism required by the market“.

Offering a professional future in the yachting area

Vincenzo Poerio, president of the Isyl Foundation, recalled the collaboration born seven years ago with local and regional institutions, the nautical institutes in Tuscany and the partners to give life to Isyl.

In our sector, there is a need to include expert professionals explained Poerio – and the purpose of the foundation is to give professionalism, pass skills to our students and accompany them in training, so that they find themselves entering the company knowing what to do. Culture and training are crucial to pursuing professions and careers in the world of yachting and within shipyards.

Tuscany is the center of the superyacht sector and having an office in Viareggio allows us to establish roots and a link between companies and technical institutes to offer a well-planned professional future to the new generations “.

Navigo and ISYL

ISYL school
Admiral Aliperta – Katia Balducci

Established in 2015, the Isyl Foundation was a start-up designed by NAVIGO and is supported in the construction of training courses by six shipyards (Azimut | Benetti Group, Cantieri Navali Codecasa, Overmarine Group, Perini Navi and Rossinavi with the new entry of Tankoa Yachts).

For Katia Balducci, president of NAVIGO, “this result is a source of pride, as well as having successfully completed numerous training courses dedicated to future superyacht captains, refitters, logistics specialists in the nautical and port sector, and pleasure tourism managers. The 70% of students have reached the end of the training course, and have already found employment in companies in the sector and on board yachts and superyachts”.

Training professionals and managers

Pietro Angelini, general manager of NAVIGO highlighted that “the outcome obtained for Isyl is the result of a great commitment between the company and all the partners, starting from the shipyards that have helped us to have credibility. We will continue to follow Isyl despite being in the start-up phase of the new Gioya project, which is very important for the international yachting world. A degree course that allows professionals and managers to have their professional experience recognized.

It is important that Viareggio, the world capital of the sector, has been able to take a strategic path not only in the production of yachts, but also in the training of managers and professionals suitable for facing the new challenges of a sector that is innovating in technology, production and in services“.

The Commander of the Port Authority of Viareggio Alessandro Russo, Luca Menesini President of the Province of Lucca, Marcello Bertocchini President of the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation and Alessandra Nardini Councilor for Education, Vocational Training and University of the Tuscany Region attended the day.