Our history, handed down from father to son
Filippo Amato has been a shipwright since 1993, with almost twenty years of experiece as an expert builder in this field, Filippo has strived to maintain and updgrade his knowledge and techniques, developing his own unique and personal style. He has managed to combine old fashion experience and manual labour of love, with modern technologyn in order to furnish his shipyard customers with utmost professionalism and innovation.Filippo Amato, has spent his life devoting himself to his work, with a passionate and devoted interest in combining his love of the sea and the use of natural timber in his work, forging an image that has become Filippo Amato. Filippo was able to pass on to his son Vincenzo the passion and art that distinguish this profession. In fact, after graduating in Palermo as a Shipbuilder Expert, Vincenzo began working with his father, managing to implement practice and theory and becoming the New ShipBuilder since 2016. He also obtained the qualification to an AutoCAD course to further improve his preparation. The Amato Shipyard is situated at the fishing port of Portopalo di Capo Passero (Syracuse, Italy), and encompasses an area of 5000 sqm, enabling a draught of 4,20 metres comfortably. The Amato Shipyard, is equipped with all the modern machinery necessary, to meet the needs of the most discerning client. It has a Travel Lift of 160 t, three forklift trucks (12 t, 8 t and 2 t), a well equipped workshop, a carpentry wprkshop, as well as venishes and other products for boat building/finifhing.
Filippo Amato’s shipyard is experience, competence, efficiency and above all quality.
The Filippo Amato’s biography
Filippo Amato was born in Licata in September 1962: he lost his father at the age of 11, he had to roll up his sleeves and together with his brother Fedele, he followed in his father’s footsteps by going fishing with the family boat.
At the age of 17 he began his adventure in the Licata shipyards and immediately noticed that there was something that fascinated him. Day after day his passion for the world of construction grew, and it was at that moment that he began a period of training mixed with passion, tenacity and perseverance that still characterize him today. In those years, when everything was done manually and it was essential to have a good memory, Filippo understood that his passion could be his job. He treasured all knowledge, learned a lot from the great builder De Marco Carlo who always told him: “One day you will be able to have your own construction site”.
From 1983 onwards he began to work on his own, traveling the world and also starting to build new buildings, until in 1993 he became Master of the Ax. Filippo did not stop and began to make his way learning new techniques and new methods until he decides to make his dream come true. He then began the bureaucratic process to open a building site of his own: he chooses the place to build the site and with immense sacrifice, helped by his family, he buys warehouses in Portopalo di Capo Passero. Thus it was that in 2001 the “Amato Shipyard” was born. Today, after 20 years of activity, at Cantiere Navale Amato you will find competence, reliability, innovation and qualified personnel offering numerous services.