I think that the decisive factor is being able to guarantee a job for a sizeable number of people: we have 70 employees and 90% of them are on a full-time contract. Because in the end we are able to keep the business going thanks to them. We can make everything we have available, but if you don’t have a good team behind you, you won’t go far: our priority is to guarantee a job to all the people who have been with us for years and who we don’t want to change.
It is also important to deliver quality work: today this is the first impression that opens new doors in a sector where, due to its peculiar nature, there aren’t many players.
Ours is a form of industrial craftsmanship, because it is actual craftsmanship, made by hand, but for an industry worth millions of euros.
It’s something odd too: all the boats are made for a final customer who, even taken individually, is more powerful than the whole shipyard. It is a very delicate balance: on the one hand we have the wealthiest customers in the world, on the other hand there is a shipyard that, while being industrialised, has an artisanal factor because we don’t build in series, as each boat is a unique product.