NAVIGO and ISYL working together in the Carribeans to develop the Dominican Republic yachting destination, starting from training.


The signed deal is centered around learning and the specialization of the workers and technicians.


ISYL Foundation – Italian Superyacht Life – and NAVIGO – one of the most important player for devolpment and innovation in the nautical sector – have been part of a series of meetings in Santo Domingo, in which a deal has been signed with the MESCYT (Department of Superior Education, of Science and of Technology), represented by the PMinister Franklin Garcia Fermina, and with ANAMAR (National Authority of Maritime Sector), represented by President Jimmy Garcia Saviñón.

The path that led to the agreement started from an idea of Mauro Caslini, businessman of the nautical sector who operates in the Dominican Republic and who’s recently been acknowledged Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia. The deal is going to help professionalize the nautical sector of the Dominican Republic and support this incredibly appealing yachting destination. For that goal NAVIGO and ISYL Foundation are going to engage in educating the teaching staff and promoting the knowledge exchange from and to the Tuscany District. At the same time, the connection between these two realities is going to favor the devolpment of the technical and scientific expertise needed to successfully undertake modern sea professions.

ISYL Foundation has recently promoted 5 new courses centered around the yachting world, which will start from next October, renew its initiative, which consists in training young students and initiate them to the nautical sector. At the same time, together with NAVIGO and as part as the TYT – True Yachting Training project, the start of a training path for highly specialized workers in the nautical sector is expected.

Other very important goals concern strategic issues for the sector and the economy, like for example the costal and marina management, the preservation of the Dominican sea ecosystem, and topics regarding sustainability and green.

This deal is built around the next generations of nautical technical operators, to whom several scholarships will be made avaiable to support in their training. The operation aims to bring hefty relapses on the economy, favoring nautical luxury tourism and opening new horizons for some specializations – not deepened enough until now -, which are going to be a priviliged study object. Strategical to the deal has been the visit to INFOTEP (National Institution of Technical and Professional Formation) laboratories – a multidisciplinary school of professions which gives young students the possibility to be educated in 50 different brenches.

In that way, NAVIGO increases its presence in the international environment, putting beside the two seas of referral – the Mediterranean and the Red Sea – the Carribean Sea, confirming itself both capable to interweave worldwide relationships and creating bonds with the goal to noticeably improve, on one hand, the level of the workers and, on the other, the economy derivative from the nautical sector.

Ours is a sector which is always searching for workers technically trained and skilled – says President of ISYL Vincenzo Poeriothe path started, even if will need some adjustments in the long run, is going to be able to meet the requests from both the shipyards and the nautcal production chain companies, in a broader vision where the skills can integrate themselves with international standards in different countries placed in the most important yachting seas. Educating resources in Italy is going to be an opportunity to Italian companies too, which can then develop and enrich their business to better serve their customers around the world.”

Even head of NAVIGO, Pietro Angelini, express satisfatcion for the signed deal: “To be a part of the international network and become an appealing yachting destination, relationships among countries are needed to be built first. This is precisely what we are doing, in this case just like with the Middle East. In Santo Domingo we have found qualified companies, and we’ve seen the country full potential. Thanks to this deal people and workers will be placed at the centre of the project, in a sector which is so much human intensive like the nautical one.”