Yachts was the dream of Bepi Dalla Pieta, who created his first design in 1949, which proved to be very seaworthy. His successes led to the first Cantieri on Giudecca Island in Venice in 1959. Designs included the Rio, the Laguna, the Ionian, the Adriatic, and the Tirrenoo. Pietà created a successful series of sports boats that ranked high in the categories of tourism, racing and recreation. In the 1970s, the shipyards were moved to Marghera, due to the increasing need for more as the high demand for vessels continued to grow. Bepi’s sons, Gianni and Giorgio, took over the company a few years later. Soon another move to a large complex of 30,000 square meters was in order. Fusina-Malcontenta was intended for manufacturing, service and storage, both indoors and outdoors. By then, the classic wooden yachts had advanced to vessels made of fiberglass. In 2002, Dalla Pietà, merged with a famous Venetian family, the Mevorach. The new company was led by Michele Cazzanti, President, and Giorgio Dalla Pietà, CEO. It became a landmark of Italian shipbuilding luxury. Dalla Pietà always designs and builds pleasure craft with excellent quality, attention to detail and craftsmanship, combined with cutting-edge technology.