The Magazzù Boatyard offers a modern concept of naval design and construction. It was founded over 50 years ago by Prof. Alfredo Magazzù and one of his earliest designs was the Alicudi motorsailer of which more than 140 were produced by General Craft.
The activity continued to grow in the field of naval and aeronautical systems with research and innovation carried out in collaboration with companies such as "Dornier", "Datamat", "Rodriquez" and "Aeritalia" resulting in numerous international patents being issued to them.
Some of the main achievements in the 80s/90s include the patents and design of a stabilised monohull for passenger transport the "Monostab" for the "Rodriquez Shipyard" the design of a 21m motor-yacht for the Baglietto Shipyard and the "SURFING TRIS 75" a 75m fast ferry for the transportation of 600 passengers and 150 cars at a speed of 50 knots, produced in collaboration with the Spanish boatyard, "Bazan".
In 1996, development started on a 10m sail trimaran, the "Tris 10" - one of the most innovative and technologically advanced yachts on the market. In 2005, the Tris 50, the largest folding sailing trimaran ever built, was launched.
Their present day success lies in the range of luxury RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats): the "MX- 18 Coupè", "MX-14 Classic", "MX-13 Coupe", "MX-11 Coupe", "MX-11 Spider", "M-GT" and "M-GT Spider".
The Magazzù Boatyard is also presently involved in research work into multihull-hydrofoil hybrid configuration, with a view to developing a new series of transportation means based on good seaworthiness and low consumption.
Numerous patents both in Italy and abroad have been issued over a period of almost 40 years to the Magazzù Group, in the field of innovative and fast naval crafts as well as for applications in other industrial sectors.
After the first patent filed in 1963 by Prof. Alfredo Magazzù, for an aerodynamically stabilised planing craft, many others followed; these included the Monostab - (Monoscafo stabilizzato) a monohull stabilised by means of a foil system - built by the Rodriquez Shipyard at the end of the '80s in a 36m version and designed by the Magazzù Group, to carry 350 passengers at a speed of 35 knots. This, like other later patents, was issued not only in Italy but in numerous other countries such as the USA, European States, New Zealand, former U.S.S.R, etc.