Italian yachting industry veteran Fausto Filippetti has launched a new boatyard, Filippetti Yacht, which has already begun building a 26m (85ft) Navetta.

Filippetti is collaborating with his children Martina and Giovanni at the new yard, which is dedicated to producing a ‘restricted number’ of ‘unique’ boats.

Filippetti’s offering will include the open Daemon, the flybridge Evo and the ‘green’ Navetta, which will be certified with RINA’s Green Yacht Star.

Cantieri Navali San Rocco in Trieste will build the Navetta line, while Isola Bianca in Olbia will provide refitting, maintenance and storage for Filippetti Yacht.

Fausto Filippetti was chairman of the Mondolfo-based yacht building company Dreaming Group. In January 2009 it was reported that Dreaming encountered financial difficulties.