During the 1950's, Cantieri Navali Lavagna started their production of wooden yachts employing the brand ARCOBALENO Super, then PRESIDENT. The first ADMIRAL boat was built in 1966. It was 18 meters in length and made of wood, Naturally, materials have evolved, but in the mid 1970's Cantieri Navali Lavagna launched the first ever 30 meter motor yacht and it was built in wood as well. A yacht of this size was unprecedented at the time. As Admiral grew, it began developing planing hull yachts, such as "MAU MAU”, a 34 meters yacht with 32 knots of speed. Then came a succession of 30-meter planing yachts, such as “SAHARET”, “IPSUM”, “ERAF”, “KADIA”, “SAUDADE”. Having chosen the path of high-performance yachts, Admiral adapted the use of alloy in their builds. The first was built in 1982, a 23.5m light alloy yacht named "Boule Dogue", or Bull Dog. From that point forward, Admiral's material of choice was steel and aluminum, materials that guarantee strength and performance according to weight and content, maximizing safety at sea. In November 2011, Admiral was acquired by Tecnomar shipyard. “Admiral yachts range completes the Tecnomar portfolio and allows the creation of new synergies and growth opportunities” says Giovanni Costantino, then Chairman and CEO of Tecnomar. Admiral offers 11 different series in steel and aluminum for an amount of 32 models between 37 and 145 meters long, planing, semi-displacement and displacement.
The Italian Sea Groups’ brand Admiral Yachts built the owner’s latest 55-meter superyacht with distinct flair. The striking merlot red accents on the exterior make her unmistakable, especially to those who knew their previous yacht that was built by Heesen Yachts as "Quinta Essential". The owner’s stepped up to a new and bigger yacht (in volume) and went to Admiral Yachts for the new custom build. Dobroserdov Design was responsible for the exterior design and the talented Michela Reverberi executed on the interior.
Italian yard Admiral Yachts of the Italian Sea Group quietly launched the 65-meter "Life Saga", the name of their newest superyacht to hit the water. She is part of the C-Force line of yachts from this builder with the first being the 50-meter C-Force "Ouranos". She was built under the designation hull 577 at the yard. The exterior is in-house along with Unielle Design while the interior appears to be by Mark Berryman.
Italian yard Admiral Yachts recently launched their explorer yacht project. The yacht is 75-meters but doesn't look near that stipulated LOA. The design is an interesting one having most of the superstructure planted forward of the midships area. That was needed to cater to the large helipad on the aft upper deck which is capable of carrying an Augusta Grande size helicopter. There is also a helicopter garage below the helipad to store the bird while not in use and there is fueling capability too.