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Text and photographs by Franco Michienzi


Sciallino 25

The Sciallino yard has achieved a long experience in building fishing and pleasure boats. Siallino's "gozzo", a typical Ligurian boat, has proved its quality and reliability over the last thirty years. The Ceriale (Italy) based yard is always busy to satisfy the countless requests commissioned from international customers. More of fifteen boats were under construction when we arrived for the sea trail. The idea of mixing tradition with modern technology is one of the reasons of this commercial success; this philosophy has led to extremely seaworthy boats, as the Siallino 25. The boat feature a fiberglass structure with teak deck and mahogany toerail. Two VM inboard turbocharged diesel engines, delivering 140 hp each, provides the required power. The shaft line feature a three blades bronze propeller, manufactured by Radice, ensuring a top speed of 25 knots and a cruise speed of 21 knots.

The Sciallino 25 is a displacement boat with a round keel hull with stern flat-wing, which improve the hydrodynamic lift. The boat has been designed and built to ensure the maximum comfort in all weather conditions, and will be appreciated by those seamen who sail all year round and ask for a safe and reliable craft. The deck is fitted with aluminum handrails, large non-skid surfaces and a well dimensioned bulwark. These details indicate a professional boat, built to be at sea with experienced boaters. The boat is, also, particularly suitable for fishing, thanks to its spacious cockpit, the wide side walkways, the live wells and the stern second steering station. The cabin, on the other hand, provides comfortable accommodation for cruising, ensuring a relaxing holiday. The Sciallino 25 is, in fact, fitted with all modern comforts and accessories, such as the swimming platform. The Sciallino yard manufacture 14 different types of "Gozzo" with a range from 3.80 to 12 meters LOA.


Builder: Cantieri Navali Sciallino di Modesta Balbo Sciallino; via Carenda, 2 ; 17023 Ceriale (SV); tel.: +39-182-990174 ; fax: +39-182-991261
Project by: In house
LOA: 8.70 mt
Register length: 7.48 mt
Max. beam: 2.78 mt
Molded depth: 1.15 mt
Max. draft: 0.70 mt
Light displacement: 13.80 mt
Full load displacement: 14.50 mt
Max. passengers capacity: 8 persons
Engines: 2x140 hp VM HR 494 Hid/10 turbocharged diesel
Total installed power: 280 hp
Transmission: shaft line
Engines weight (reduction gear included): 2x320 kg
Light displacement to installed horsepower ratio: 42.2
Top speed (declared): 25 knots
Cruise speed: 21 knots
Fuel capacity: 400 liters
Fresh water capacity: 120 liters
Berths: 4+1
Range: 400 miles (cruise speed fuel consumption: 19 l/h)
Tested with standard equipment price: 145.000.000 Lit. (VAT not included)


Navigation lights, compass, engines monitoring instruments and gauges, cabin cushions, 7 kg. anchor with chain (50 meters), 500 watts windlass.


Swimming platform, swimming ladder, teak deck, canvas, depth sounder, GPS, radar, VHF, autopilot, safety equipment, stereo system, search light, davits, aluminum gangway, sunbathing cushions.


wind: 7 m/sec
sea state: calm

Planning time: 12 seconds at 3000 rpm
Top speed: 25 knots at 3400 rpm


Construction material and detailing: fiberglass hull with longitudinal and transverse stringers; sandwich deck with marine plywood core. All scantlings according to Rina (Italian Register of Shipping). All deck horizontal areas with non-skid surfaces. Bulkheads, soles and furniture built in mahogany wood. Toughened glass windshield with aluminum frame. Mahogany deck to hull joint.
Lockers number and place: chain locker, two under the bed, two in the saloon, one in the cockpit, one in the swimming platform.
Deck: large cockpit with teak deck, two settees with storage space underneath, side walkways with non-skid surface and stainless steel bulwark, aluminum handrail, swimming platform with teak deck and ladder.
Interiors: bow cabin with "V" shaped bed and locker; bathroom with wc, sink and locker; saloon with settees, and convertible table.
Steering comfort: the steering station is placed to the starboard side and include: pilot seat, compass, mahogany steering wheel, engine monitoring instruments and gauges, predisposed navigational instruments connections.