Founder & CEO
There is only one way to unveil
the potential of a boat: measuring
and monitoring its performances.
Analyze and identify in a quantifiable terms who, what, when, why, how can affect the performances of the yacht and the health status of its systems.
The H-System technology developed by SailADV allows a systematic and coordinated acquisition of the functional characteristics of a yacht under operations in an objective and repetitive way.
Our H-System allows to have a coordinated view of the main working parameters like speed, consumption, noise, vibration, inclination, geolocation, in order to achieve:
H-System represents an important “innovation” with respect to the traditional electronics on-board systems.
The power of numbers
Shaft alignment inspection
3D laser scanner
SailADV submits the yacht to all the necessary technical checks to evaluate the state and performances. With the help of the tools at its disposal, SailADV can acquire the most accurate data presented in detailed and exhaustive report.
Determine all applicable causes that could explain why the problem occurred. Also identify why the problem was not noticed at the time it occurred. All causes shall be verified or proved, not determined by fuzzy brainstorming
Marine structures are nowadays always subjected to greater
loads of exercise. Nowadays an accurate evaluation
of the physical and chemical characteristics of the materials
becomes an extremely important factor. The material
science and on the other side the modern analytical
techniques and skills acquired in different sectors, allow
us to study many types of materials, both solid and liquid,
organic and inorganic, like: metals and alloys, plastics,
textiles, leather, paints, fuels, oils, solvents, etc ..
With our technical partner we operates following strict methodologies established by national and international standards ensuring the absolute impartiality of the results.
Marine propulsion and hydraulic systems are ones of the most critical system where predictive maintenance approach may give the best results in terms of R.O.I. An accurate oil analysis can provide precious answers related with the health status of the analyzed circuit. The quality and an evaluation of residual life of the lubricant oil are vital to the efficiency of the systems.
With a 3D contactless digitalization, SailADV can detect 100% of the surface of the measured objects. The result of the scanning operations generates a cloud of points of high resolution. SailADV can scan objects of any size, objects with dimensions from few millimeters to many meters, making possible also the scanning of an entire yacht. in order to obtain the real geometry for subsequent studies and interventions.
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
Validate our findings thanks to our expertise. Expertise is what allows us to be precise and trustworthy in our work.
We are your point of reference when it comes to tests and trials, analysis, surveys and technical measurements.
We find the perfect tools to make the boat match with your expectations.
Sailing performances are made of numbers.
Founder & CEO
Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Founder and Office Manager
Company Development Assistant
Senior Surveyor Composites inspector and production control manager
Surveyor, Project Manager, Mast & Rigging Specialist
Senior Quality surveyor
Senior surveyor composites surveyor
Specialist in data acquisition and of cloud systems architecture
Systems development manager and IT advisor
SailADV was founded in 2015 from the strong experience gained in the naval sector by the founder and independent surveyor Giovanni Palamà to answer a specific need of the marine industry, namely how to measure performances and marine seaworthiness of yachts with a scientific, objective and repeatable approach.
Today, SailADV works as a supplier of high technology
services for the most important European shipyards,
fleet manager companies and ship owners.
SailADV operates in the Giga and Megayacht segments,
providing technical services to certify the compliance
of yachts with the project specifications and the required
quality standards. The expertise of its team guarantees
the trustworthiness of the consultancy services, while
the developed technology ensures the achievement
of an extremely efficient real-time monitoring.
Analyze, Determine, Validate, three fundamental steps to ensure safety, performances and quality standards of the modern yacht.
Sailadv cared for Azimut Yachts Company a complex analysis of the liquids of some propellers. I decided to choose Sailadv because it is renowned in the survey field and after having seen the completeness and precision of their reports. Sailadv has a scientific and rigorous approach. Delivery times have always been respected and the availability of the staff is always very appreciated.Massimiliano Amato After Sales & Dealer Performance Manager Azimut Yachts
We came across SailADV on trials of a Benetti 90m, employed by the yard as an independent company to monitor data during the delivery trials. We had requested that the yachts data was logged by an independent company to ensure impartiality in the determination of the contractual performances. Trials were considerable in time and number, and the scope of the work increased over time. I always found Giovanni Palamà and the rest of the team to be organised, motivated, and incredibly efficient at what they did. In addition, they helped to solve a number issues using their own experience and became a valuable member of the team. Indeed much of the detailed information produced for us has been an invaluable data source since this time.READ MORE Simon Burt Director Winterbothams Ltd
We have since worked together on a number of yachts, and again we have found the service to be excellent. The service is fast and efficient, producing detailed and focused data, and work extremely well around the busy schedule of trials, and the plethora of personnel on board. Coupled to a great in depth knowledge of many aspects of yachting, which adds valuable experience to any team, I will be certainly be using SailADV again in the future.
Giovanni Palamà was asked to carry out a check on a mast of a historical sailboat the SY CAPRICIA dated 1963, which showed signs of possible rotting that could have bring the mast to the collapse. Sailadv carried out coring and analytical analysis that have resulted in the possibility of maintaining the original mast because structurally good, thus saving money and maintaining the historical value of the yacht.READ MORE Captain Bacchi Italian Navy
The techniques and tools used by Sailadv were fundamental and represented an innovation for the Navy who approached Sailadv precisely because they did not have such specific tools available. (The SY CAPRICIA belonged first to a Danish shipowner, then to the Agnelli family until 1993 when it was donated by the Agnelli Foundation to the Navy).
Giovanni Palamà made oils check to detect any presence of iron powders or other similar materials to understand if the oils still had performances or had to be changed. Sailadv's intervention saved a lot of money because usually the oils were changed every ½ years while the life cycle of the oil is much longer, like this time. By putting specific sensors scattered throughout the boat, a general test was carried out with the boat in navigation to evaluate any vibrations caused by malfunctions or cavitation of the propellers. All consumption and reliability of the instruments were measured to be ready for the charter that would have been requested.READ MORE Captain Orrao M/Y Skorpion - Sanlorenzo Yachts
Professionalism, safety and economic savings.
H-Log is our logging system designed for recording data and yacht events, in order to provide a useful tool for understanding the real systems working parameters and performances. In the meantime the analysis of the logged data could be a powerful tool for predictive maintenance.CLICK TO