San Giorgio del Porto

Top Quality Service and Experienced Workforce Since 1928:
90 Years of Naval History

San Giorgio del Porto S.p.A. (SGdP) is a legacy shipyard with advanced facilities, having operated in the ship repair industry since 1928. Nowadays, SGdP is a global point of reference for the repair and conversion of all ship types, ro-pax vessel upgrades, as well as mid-range vessel construction projects. The shipyard’s portfolio includes famous clients and prestigious worldwide owners.

The yard employs about 140 people and with its staff of naval architects, mechanical engineers, skilled workers and its emergency response teams of specialized technicians, can offer assistance to vessels worldwide. With qualified personnel and a skilled labor force, San Giorgio del Porto’s aim has always been to continue to meet the high expectations of Customers. All repairs and conversions are carried out in accordance with the rules of all Classification Societies, most of which have offices in Genoa.

The SGdP yard is located close to the downtown area and the airport, with hotels within walking distance, offering customers easy transfers, saving them time and money.

Directly connected to highway, the yard is next to the town center and to the Cristoforo Colombo Airport (9 km). SGdP, together with its sister company CNdM - Chantier Naval de Marseille, operates eight dry-docks and over 2 km of equipped repair quays. The shipyard is capable of handling the largest vessels and is perfectly positioned to support the needs of the maritime, offshore and renewable energy sectors, providing specialized service and assistance 24/7/365.

History of the Shipyard

Legacy shipyards with advanced facilities, with operations in the ship repair industry since 1928

San Giorgio del Porto is a Genoa-based shipyard that was founded in 1928 as a ship maintenance workshop and foundry by Ferdinando Garrè, who went by the same name as the current CEO.

Due to bombing that destroyed the workshops during World War II, the shipyard was forced to relocate to northern Italy, where it engaged in the production of agricultural equipment. Only after the end of the war, was SGdP able to return to Genoa, where the shipyard expanded its range of activities over the years to include vessel reconversion.

While in the early years, the shipyard focused primarily on routine maintenance and repair operations (engaging in three main types of activity: mechanical, metal carpentry, and structural engineering), a glorious decade began after the war was over, in the 1950s.

SGdP used to specialize in propeller drive shafts and frequently had to work without tools that could substitute human efforts. Thus, it was often necessary to move huge weights by hand, or at best using hoists.

This is a time when the shipyard was involved in an area that up until then was little known, i.e. the transformation of vessels. In this way, the company worked at a steady pace until the 1980s.

After the shipbuilding industry entered a crisis, the company experienced evolution as the range of operations changed and became more challenging. For this reason, SGdP decided to focus on advanced engineering, as well as safety and environmental issues, as well as new business segments.

Thanks to 90 years of experience and a staff consisting of naval architects, mechanical engineers, a highly skilled workforce and emergency response teams trained by specialized technicians, San Giorgio del Porto is nowadays a top-notch Mediterranean shipyard capable of assisting any type of vessel (cruiser, offshore, chemical and gas carrier, military ship, etc.) all over the world.

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GIN - Genova Industrie Navali

Genova Industrie Navali: a Reliable Naval Pole in the Mediterranean able to Fulfil Every Need of Yachts and Ships up to 465 m.

The Genova Industrie Navali Holding Company is the product of an agreement between the San Giorgio del Porto Company (an important name in ship repairs), and T. Mariotti Company (specialising in the construction of luxury vessels) which, coincidentally, both share the same place and date of founding: Genoa (Italy), 1928.

Formed in 2008, this holding company, which is constituted solely of private companies, has the important role of coordinating and developing the activities of all the maritime companies directly affiliated with it.

Since its foundation, its shared strategy has been to allow each company to continue to act independently within its own market, without making changes to any of their individual characteristics.

With a total production value of over 250 million euros, 1,200 employees, 240,000 square meters of available facilities, 2,190 meters of quay, 5 dry-docks in Genoa and 3 dry-docks in Marseille, Genova Industrie Navali is one of the most important shipbuilding and repair groups in the entire Mediterranean Basin.

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San Giorgio del Porto

Genova, Italy

Ship’s conversion, repair & refit yard

Operating in the ship repairs industry since 1928, San Giorgio del Porto (SGDP), with its modern and well-equipped facilities, is a shipyard with a long tradition. SGDP is recognized worldwide as a point of reference for repairs, maintenance and conversions of all types of ships: passenger, ro-ro, cargo, tankers and off-shore. With over 80 years of experience in its sector, SGDP, with its staff of naval architects, mechanical engineers, skilled workers and flying squads of specialised technicians, is able to offer assistance to vessels worldwide, meeting all shipowners’ expectations.

Chantier Naval de Marseille

Marseille, France

Expertise, reliability and maxi dry docks

The Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNDM) is a shipyard with modern and well-equipped facilities, a highly qualified workforce and a vast network of specialists who are accustomed to working as a team. Located in a strategic position in Marseille in the south of France, near to the most important terminals in the Mediterranean, CNDM also benefits from its proximity to the industrial hinterland and is perfectly positioned to support the needs of the maritime, off-shore and renewable energy sectors. CNDM offers its customers a full range of services which, together with its professionalism, ensures that it is able to complete any type of project in a timely fashion, with the reliability, efficiency and responsiveness that shipowners require.

T. Mariotti

Genova, Italy

New building of luxury cruise and mega-yacht)

The T. Mariotti shipyard is specialised in the construction of luxury cruise ships. Its experience in this niche industry has, over the last ten years, allowed TM to break into the sectors of megayachts and off-shore working vessels. Its agile and flexible company structure allow it to manage the entire production cycle, from design to delivery, with a “big picture” approach that makes it possible to optimize every stage of production.

Mariotti Yachts

Genova, Italy

Mega-yacht building

Mariotti Yachts is a brand of T.Mariotti that operates at the most exclusive level of the yacht industry. The synergies with T.Mariotti span from sharing the infrastructure and know-how employed on ultra luxury shipbuilding to leveraging on experience and expertise of the yard.

Ortec Industriale

Genova, Italy

Ship’s Electrical system & switchboard production

Ortec Industrial designs and builds custom-made industrial electrical systems, combining the latest technology with current legal requirement. Ortec specialises in LV switchboards (main and emergency LV switchboards, power units, MCCs) for the maritime, industrial and civil sectors, as well as in the installation of electrical systems (turn key design, coordination, installation and commissioning of electrical systems).


Genova, Italy

A/C system, ventilation, fire fighting

Tecnavi is a specialised company with over 50 years’ experience in shipbuilding and repairs. The company operates two primary lines of business: Tecnavi Marine and Industrial HVAC – Refitting of marine and industrial air conditioning, refitting of machinery and technical room ventilation plants for ships and industrial use and refitting of cold storage and freezing rooms for ships and industrial use. Tecnavi Marine FF Systems – Design, development and manufacture of Fire Fighting Systems for any kind of Ship, in compliance with current regulations.

Gerolamo Scorza

Genova, Italy

Ship’s interior outfitting & teak works

Founded in 1898, the Gerolamo Scorza company operates in the sector of ship outfitting and furnishing, both for new construction and conversions, blending a long history of craftsmanship with innovative and technologically forward-looking ideas. Gerolamo Scorza provides a comprehensive “from concept to turn-key” service. The Company supports Owners, Architects and Shipyards in the implementation of projects for the outfitting and furnishing of cruise ships, luxury yachts, off-shore units, hotels, villas and resorts.


Udine, Genova, Italy

Steel & aluminium works for hull & superstructures

CI.MAR is a joint venture of the Cimolai Group (the company which, among other achievements, built the Olympic Stadium in Athens, the Cardiff Stadium and the Reggio Emilia Bridge) and T. Mariotti Shipyards (a leader in the construction of ultra luxury cruise ships and builder of megayachts). This “Made in Italy” alliance between the best of civil and industrial engineering entrepreneurship and the top-end of luxury-vessel shipyards, was established in 2007 and is intended to last. Facilities in San Giorgio di Nogaro, in Udine Province, not too far from Venice, offer a shipbuilding area of over 50,000 square meters, with complex lifting and manoeuvring systems capable of handling up to 300 tons.

Studio Engineering

Genova, Italy

Ship design & engineering

The Studio Engineering company is entirely devoted to naval design and production engineering. It also handles hull design, stability calculations, weight estimation, structural design and FEM (Finite Element Method) analyses, functional design and coordination drawings, development of general arrangement plans and inclining tests. Studio Engineering takes care of every stage of the design of the entire ship system.

Florida Marine Industries

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA

Commercial subsidiary in U.S.A.

FMI - Florida Marine Industries was created to meet the needs of the major operators in the market of cruise ships by providing a relevant service fulfilling their demands.Taking the advantage of the support and the experience of the Italian companies and subsidiaries operating in different sectors and their complementarity, Florida Marine Industries offers a wide range of solutions from HVAC to oleodynamic and firefighting systems from electrical plants to furnishing and interiors combined. The location of offices, workshop and warehouse in the state of Florida is strategic for the barycentric position with respect to the yards, the contiguity with companies that have complementary activities and the technical departments of our customers.

Luigi Amico

Genova, Italy

Tank coating, anticorrosive steel & cleaning treatment

The Luigi Amico is a company specialized in ship maintenance, sandblasting, painting and industrial and civil corrosion. The main activities are anticorrosion maintenance on civilian vessels, merchant, and navy ships.

Piombino Industrie Marittime

Genova, Italy

Ship recycling hub & multi-purpose yard

PIM was co-founded in 2016 by San Giorgio del Porto, leader in Europe and worldwide point of reference for ship repairs and conversions, as well as in new building projects, and Fratelli Neri, committed for over 100 years in rescue activities, ship tow environmental protection and marine operations. Piombino Industrie Marittime aims to be the first pole in the Mediterranean, with leading standards for ship recycling, maintenance and refitting in compliance with European and international regulations.