Builder Canados



Via dell’Idroscalo, 252, 00121

The brand Canados produces motor superyachts, semi-displacement yachts and is also active in the superyacht market. There are 20 models currently in production ranging from 13 to 44 meters. The current model range includes 3 lines: Canados, Gladiator and Oceanic. We invite you to explore all current and older models from Canados and contact us for sales and pricing information.

Canados Model Range


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The history of Canados Yachts

The history of the Italian shipyard Cantieri Navale di Ostia began in 1946 when a group of experienced carpenters began building wooden boats. All this took place on the bank of the Tiber River near Rome, at the former military hydroplane base. The first Canados vessels were military boats, patrol boats for the Coast Guard and port captains.

The company gained fame and prestige in maritime circles, which attracted orders from other countries. In 1953, during the launching of eight patrol boats, a representative of a Middle Eastern monarchy attended the ceremony and asked the shipyard to build a yacht for him. Since then Canados has specialised in the construction of recreational boats and has built over 700 yachts.

Current Status

In 2016 the shipyard got itself a new owner, an experienced French entrepreneur with experience in yacht sales, Michel Carsenti. Under his leadership, the brand keeps its reputation as the master of composite construction and employs vacuum infusion, Nomex, Kevlar and other materials used in the aerospace sector.

Production of Canados Yachts

The company's production site is located at the mouth of the Tiber River, just a few minutes away from the Fiumicino airport. The proximity of the sea allows the shipyard to conduct continuous tests in natural conditions. In addition, the company has access to the world's longest experimental pool at the nearby Italian Maritime Institute. That is why Canados tests all its new hulls in this 500-meter pool.

The Canados production complex consists of 80,000 m2 of production halls, three office buildings, two private marinas, plus additional space for refitting and servicing boats.

Certainly, Canados is one of the few companies in the world able to do all the work directly on its sites.

Canados Yachts model range

The shipyard specialises in the construction of composite vessels. Above all, the Canados collection includes:

  • a range of high-speed sports open and hardtop Gladiator yachts, 
  • the eponymous semi-displacement flybridge yachts and 
  • the Oceanic family of high-speed expedition vessels. 

Features of Canados Yachts

On each yacht, the yard works with famous designers, such as Francesco Paszkowski, Achille Salvagni, Cristiano Gatto, Michela Reverberi, and Marco Casali. The shipyard offers its clients many possibilities to customise their projects.

Canados boats for sale
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