Amico & Co RefitCompany profile
Amico & Co is one of the very few major superyacht refit and repair centres worldwide and has developed facilities at its yard to meet the precise requirements of superyacht refit and repair.
Based in Genoa, Italy, Amico & Co can cater for all work, whether the project is just to refresh the paintwork or a major conversion or lengthening that may take a year or more. The yard can handle any type or size of yacht including the latest generation of large sailboats. It also specialises in working on classic and antique yachts where dedicated care is required. Since 1991, the continual growth of the Amico & Co shipyard has given testament to its leadership in the refit & repair industry and the yard itself has an area of 55,000 m² which includes 12 refit and repair covered areas and paint sheds specifically designed for large projects equipped with forced ventilation systems to maintain necessary temperature/humidity/emission conditions.
The company offers multiple megayacht docking solutions: inside the yard area there is a 102m sheltered graving dry-dock with a 31m air draft, equipped with state-of-the art and environmentally friendly technical systems for paint overspray recovering and treatment, heating & lighting. The dry-dock’s fully retractable telescopic shed has two major moveable sections that can slide completely over projects and also open a gap, where required, for any exterior crane works. In October 2019 the shipyard unveiled its new 4000-ton ShipLift for hauling, launching and manoeuvring superyachts of up to 95 metres in length using a system of synchronised hoists. Constructed in just 16 months, the system designed in-house by Amico & Co and involving 84 companies is complemented by 5 additional independent work ‘slots’ created by restructuring an area of 25,000 m² to allow work to be carried out on up to six superyachts at the same time. The shipyard also uses Dry-dock #2 in Genoa Port, a 200m dry-dock suitable for two yachts of up to 90m LOA, with a brand new 90m painting shed in the fore-section which has a 29.5m air draft.
Amico & Co is currently re-developing part of the Darsena Nautica area in the port of Genoa and once completed the area will become a marina able to receive large yachts along with their crews and owners, while also serving as the setting for future editions of the Genoa Boat Show.
The new ShipLift and work slots expand the existing Amico & Co refit facilities, which include a graving dock for vessels up to 102 metres; 4,500 m² of workshops; 10 covered slots for yachts from 50 to 70 metres and 5 slots for yachts up to 95 metres; a technical marina able for vessels up to 110 metres; a keel pit, suitable for sailing and racing yachts with swinging keels, plus fully electrified docks and hardstanding.
Clients will find not only experienced project managers, but also all the in-house skills and supervision necessary to meet the highest standards and requirements. Because of these in-house departments, Amico & Co is able to provide a better service in terms of reliability, cost and time efficiency. The in-house teams are complimented and completed with dry-dock operations, hard standing and shed arrangements, a dedicated warehouse and storage facilities. The large number of clients who bring their yachts back to the shipyard for repeat work is testimony to the dedicated service and skill that Amico & Co can bring to repair and refit work, offering the in-house skills and management to make each job a satisfying experience for owners, captains, managers and crews as well as the shipyard. Project organisation and management procedures are fully integrated thanks to a management system which has been perfected over 25 years. This is an indispensable tool for both the Amico & Co team and for the Client, who is kept constantly informed and who can monitor the state of progress of his project.
The company headquarters boast a crew area equipped with satellite tv and Wi-Fi with 24/7 access by using the company provided crew badge. A dedicated, multilingual concierge service caters for all accommodation, transport and any other client and crew requests. The yard is just minutes from central Genoa, a lively metropolis perfectly located for crews during their refit periods, with an international airport and great connections to Tuscany, all the major Italian cities and nearby ski resorts.
Shipyard facilities suitable for vessels of 18m to 200m LOA
• 4000t ShipLift with 5 new independent <95m work slots
• Three dry docks with lengths up to 150m LOA
• 12 covered refit and repair areas
• Travel lifts: 320t and 835t
• Keel pit, suitable for sailing and racing yachts with swinging keels
• 55,000 m² of docking and yard area
• 20,000 m² in water / 20 refit berths
• > 500m of linear docking space, offering a total of 8 berths for mooring yachts over 80m in our technical marina (or many more berths for smaller sized superyachts)
• Alongside berthing: Max 110 m
• Stern to berthing: Max 110 m
• Covered sheds: 10 slots up to 102 m LOA, brand new dry-dock shed 90 m LOA and 102 m covered graving dock inside the yard
Whatever service your yacht may need, Amico will be able to provide the service, using their fully equipped, modern in-house workshops:
• Engineering - Amico & Co is official service dealer for MTU, Caterpillar, Northern Lights and Idromar.
• Shaft alignment
• Engine and generator servicing and reconditioning
• Technical systems
• Painting workshops
• Teak deck construction
• Interior construction and refit
• Electrical workshop
Amico & Co was the first shipyard in Italy to attain the environmental management standard certificate ISO 1400.
Class and Flag State requirements also form part of the expertise Amico & Co offers its clients, thanks to the growing interaction and strong relationships with all the major classification companies and flag state authorities.
The ICOMIA code of good practice has been implemented by Amico & Co since joining the group. Critical aspects, such as safety inside the yard, access control, insurance coverage, warranty, transparency and client satisfaction, are established for each new contract and agreed with the client for every project.
Since 2017, Amico & Co has been granted the internationally recognised quality mark of AEO (Authorized Economic Operator), demonstrating that we are a company that fulfils a specific criteria of having a strong tax and customs compliance history and whose role in the international supply chain is secure.
As one of the refit yards to have joined the Feadship Services Network, Amico & Co is a Partner in an exclusive club. It is fair to say that there are a number of good yards around the world for refits and maintenance work, but only a small number of Partners that Feadship trusts to support them in retaining Feadship brand value. It is a position that Amico & Co has earned through many years of experience and close cooperation with Feadship and its clients.
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday
Offices: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm
Working areas: 8am to Midday and 1pm – 5pm
Offices are on the 2nd floor