The future is now.

We are your point of reference when it comes to tests and trials, analysis, surveys and technical measurements. We find the perfect tool to make the yacht match with your expectations.

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.

Analyze, Determine, Validate, three fundamental steps to ensure safety, performances and quality standards of the modern yacht.
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.

SailADV staff is made up by professionals of the sector, certified and skilled, with lots of expertise.


Giovanni Palamà

Founder & CEO

Paolo Venturini

Founder & Chief Financial Officer

Laura Berluti

Founder & Office Manager

Marco Plicchi

System Integration Manager

Alessandro Manca

Senior Surveyor Composites Inspector

Andrea Lisi

Specialist in data acquisition of cloud systems architecture

Paolo Pierantoni

Business Development Manager

Sara Stimilli

Communication & Marketing consultant

Federica Durazzi

Accounting Department

Francesco Bianciardi

Senior Quality surveyor

Michele Molino

Senior surveyor composites surveyor


SailADV was asked to carry out a check on a mast of an historical sailboat the S/Y 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. 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 S/Y 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.

Cpt. Gianfranco Bacchi
Captain of the Amerigo Vespucci

For Azimut Yachts SailADV carried out a complex analysis of engine fluids. 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 performance. 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 of issues using their own experience thus, becoming a valuable member of the team. Indeed, much of the detailed information produced for us has been an invaluable data source since this time. We have since that time 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.

Simon Burt
Director - Winterbothams Ltd

SailADV made oils analysis to detect any presence of iron powders or other similar materials to understand if the oils still had performance 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. Engine consumptions, vibrations and overall yacht performances have been evaluated in order to deliver the yacht ready to start the charter season. For us SailADV represented: professionalism, safety and economic savings.

Cpt. Orrao
M/Y Scorpion - Sanlorenzo Yacht