Fipa Group, builder of AB Yachts and Maiora Yachts, was founded in 1981 by Francesco Guidetti and his wife Mirna Santucci on a property handed down over time from the Gudetti family. In 1985, Fipa purchased the Mairoa brand of yachts, founded at the start of the 1970s. Mairoa’s yachts were well known to Fipa due to a collaboration dating back many years. In 1989, FIPA expanded its original Massarosa facilities to the Viareggio harbor when they purchased the historic Intermare Naval Shipyard, allowing them to increase the size of Maiora yachts up to 105'.
In 2001 more facilities were developed in Massa, North of Viareggio, where FIPA now produces motor yachts between 96' and 150'. This new line of unique, open-style sport cruisers is AB Yachts, a worldwide leader of large jet yachts, with a line ranging between 55' and 140'. AB Yachts produces “open” style boats ranging from 56’ to 140’. This choice to venture into the open boat sector was not by chance. Fipa’s policy of specialization with youthful, dynamic and sporting lines, where speed and technology are key factors, is an important factor in setting them apart from the competition. Today, the Fipa Group one of the most active yards in the Viareggio area, producing over 30 yachts per year and recovering or servicing boats up to 150'.