Headquartered near Rome in Fiumicino, Italy, Comar Yachts offers a wide range of composite sailing yachts from small production racing boats to large, semi-custom Raised Saloon racer/cruisers up to 31 metres in length.
Founded under the name Sipla in Forli, Italy, in 1961, the shipyard was an early pioneer in the field of composite yacht construction. In fact, composite was so little known at the time, that when the time came to have its first sailing yacht type-approved by RINA, the shipyard painted its hull “faux wood” and slipped it through when the officials were distracted analysing a more important vessel.
In 1971, Sipla launched its Comet series of production racing yachts designed by Van Stadt Design in collaboration with Groupe Finot. The Comet line was so successful that the shipyard expanded and changed its name to Comar Yachts. It soon became one of the largest sailing yacht builders in Italy, offering custom luxury sailing yachts to its portfolio of production racing boats.
Comar Yachts was acquired in 1998 by Massimo Guardigli, who remains the shipyard’s CEO.
In 2007, Comar launched their 19-metre flagship, the Comet 62 Raised Saloon Flying Teapot. She is a highly competitive racing yacht but also offers comfortable cruising amenities within her custom interior layout, which includes a large saloon/galley; master stateroom, two guest staterooms and a crew cabin.
Since its start in 1961, Comar Yachts has stayed on the cutting-edge of composite yacht construction, and today employs vacuum-bag technology to produce its luxury sailing yachts.