Where we come from
Founded in 2020 by Laura and Francesco Ceccarelli, Tuxedo Yachting House is an Italian shipyard specializing in the manufacture of aluminum boats and yachts.
Its history traces its roots back to 1962, when Laura and Francesco’s father, Aldo Ceccarelli, a businessman in the chemical industry, went to the Cantieri Navali Liguri in Riva Trigoso, Liguria. It was there that, thunderstruck by the beauty of the boats, he decided to buy the shipyard and embark on his own path in the shipbuilding industry.
The Fabulous 70s
In the 1970s, in collaboration with Italian designer Aldo Caliari, the shipyard gave birth to the GHIBLI brand, leaving significant mark on its history with elegant and sophisticated boats that still highly appreciated today.
In the first seven years of Ceccarelli management, the shipyard grew from 1,000 to 12,000 square meters of covered area.
Cantieri Navali Lavagna and Aluminum Era
In 1980, production capabilities were expanded thanks to the acquisition of Cantieri Navali Lavagna. In 1982, the first aluminum yacht, the Admiral 22, was built: a milestone that made the Ligurian company a pioneer in Italy and among the first in the world in the construction of elegant and durable recreational boats.
Ucina Presidency and the new Leadership
From 1983 to 1993, Aldo Ceccarelli chaired UCINA (now Confindustria Nautica), demonstrating the family’s commitment to the industry and willingness to contribute to the development of the boating industry.
In 1998, founder Aldo Ceccarelli suddenly passed away, leaving a gap to be filled. Since then, Laura and Francesco have taken over the reins of the company, carrying on his business spirit and vision.
Megayachts and Green Class Rina
In the 2000s, major investments were made in both facilities and products, revolutionizing the entire range produced. In 2007, an impressive 40m yacht was launched, followed in 2008 by the launch of the first 54m yacht. The latter won numerous awards and was the first to obtain Green Class certification from RINA, a testament to their commitment to sustainability.
Crisis, Refitting, and Consultancy
Despite the financial crisis of 2008-2010, Cantieri Navali Lavagna managed to overcome obstacles and consolidate its position in the industry. In the following years, from 2011 to 2018, it developed a refitting and technical consulting business, offering high-quality services to meet the needs of clients.
Tuxedo Yachting House, finally
In 2020, Laura and Francis launched the new brand Tuxedo Yachting House, chosen to recall the boats’ elegance and refined style. The name reflects the values of Italian class, sophistication and craftsmanship.
Introducing the Tuxedo 44
In 2021, the first Tuxedo 44 model was unveiled, achieving great success and appreciation from yacht enthusiasts around the world: the first unit left for Hong Kong the day after its technical launch to reach its owner as soon as possible.
The Arrival of the Tuxedo 54
A new Tuxedo 54 model is scheduled to be launched in 2023, a design that embodies the yard’s continuous evolution of design and construction excellence.
Tuxedo Yachting House has been synonymous with Italian Aluminum Elegance since 1982, a history of passion, innovation and commitment to offer our customers a unique and unforgettable boating experience.