Field Engineer

Career opportunity

Field Engineer

Join our team!

SailADV is seeking to hire a Field Engineer

SailADV is looking for a dynamic and skilled Field Engineer to join the company technical department.
You will be involved in yachts sea trial tests, marine surveys and engineering consultancy for owners, yards and management during construction, delivery and service of the vessels.
As member of the SailADV technical department you will be required to analyze technical problems related to the operation of the vessel, determine the causes of the problems and validate the results through the measurements of the phenomena detected.

Details of requirements:

  • 2 years professional experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Availability to travel for business
  • Excellent oral/written knowledge of Italian and English language is mandatory
  • Knowledge of ships’ engineering system and machinery
  • Availability of working onboard for surveys, tests and inspections also in confined space
  • You will be asked to produce accurate and timely reports either in Italian and English of the activities executed
  • Willingness of improve your technical skills in the electric and electronic field
  • Excellent problem solving capacity
  • Vibrations and noise knowledge is a plus

Applications that are not in line with the requirements will not be considered.

This job offer is extended to both sexes, in accordance with the Italian Law (Legislative Decree 198/2006 and subsequent amendments and additions.

Apply now

Send us your cv at [email protected]


Marine Surveyor

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Career opportunity

Marine Surveyor

Join our team!

SailADV is seeking to hire a Marine Surveyor

The successful candidate requirements:

  • Degree in Marine Engineer or equivalent technical qualifications
  • Former experience in the same roles would be a plus
  • Ability and willingness to further develop knowledge in electrical and electronics field
  • Physically able to work in confined spaces, hazardous atmospheres, uncomfortable temperatures and weather conditions, etc.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills in English as well as Italian language (must)
  • Available to travel in Italy and abroad
  • Holding valid driving license
  • Proactive customer focused approach
  • Providing good control of projects, including communicating with clients, financial control and timely and accurate reporting

What are you going to do?

  • Sea trial tests
  • Surveys of all types of ships during construction phase
  • Prepare technically accurate and timely reports of test, inspections and surveys performed
  • Maintain survey files in an orderly and up-to-date manner
  • Recommend new approaches to problems encountered

Applications that are not in line with the requirements will not be considered.

This job offer is extended to both sexes, in accordance with the Italian Law (Legislative Decree 198/2006 and subsequent amendments and additions.

Apply now

Send us your cv at [email protected]


AMYC – Marche Yachting & Cruising Association


Marche Yachting & Cruising Association

The Marche Yachting & Cruising Association (MYC) was founded in 2021 with the aim of promoting, assisting and facilitating the development of the Marche region’s shipbuilding industry for ships and luxury yachts, as a cohesive cluster of builders, designers and strategic suppliers.

SailADV is one of the founding members of the Association which includes among its members the Polytechnic University of Marche, leading shipyards in the sector, such as CRN YACHTS Ferretti Group, ISA YACHTS – PALUMBO SUPERYACHTS, Cantiere delle Marche, WIDER YACHTS, CPN and Cantiere Rossini, internationally renowned Architecture and Design Studios, such as FM Architettura, Luxury Projects Atelier and Massari Design, top level furniture and contract manufacturers such as Poltrona Frau and Cantori SpA and specialised companies of the calibre of TEAM Italia SRL – Marine Electronic Technology Applications, AMS Advanced Mechanical Solutions, Corset/Linset, Furlanetto International, MSA Marine Shore Assistance and VIDEOWORKS GROUP.

With the aim of promoting the Marche region as a world excellence for the construction of cruise ships and luxury yachts, the Association (MYC) has initiated a process of dialogue and collaboration with the Marche Region and the Chamber of Commerce. The aim is to enhance the Marches nautical sector by developing specific actions aimed at promoting its internationalisation, but also the activation of specific training courses by academic realities.

Discover more on MYC on their official Linkedin profile.

Oil Analysis Tips for Yachts

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analisi olii yacht sailadv

Why choose SailADV for oil analysis

Some tips to think about
  • Oil analysis is a tool of predictive maintenance but doesn’t finish once you make the periodical sampling. SailADV intends the predictive maintenance as a process of listening to the yacht system and its signals in order to anticipate any failure and prevent any delay or major cost.
  • SailADV is a consulting company that uses highly qualified partners to be able to offer extremely precise and valid answers to the doubts and problems of our customers.
    As for oil and fuel analyzes, we have been collaborating with the Mecoil analysis laboratory for many years and we have established a very strong collaboration relationship with them and a very fluid process of information circulation that avoid wasting time and allows us to send you the results of the analyzes in 2 / 3 days from the arrival of the samples in the laboratory. It is important to say that in case of alerts in the results you will find our technical advice in the report you receive or our call on the phone. With SailADV, unlike a simple analysis laboratory, you will have the contextualization of the data in the yacht system: we have been working on yachts for more than twenty years and we have experienced lots of problems and solutions. This is included in the price of each analysis.
  • The analyzes are recorded on a management system, which allows you to have a history over time to check the progress of the analyzes and schedule periodic maintenance.
  • We send you our Oil Analysis Kits free of charge (within Italy) so every yacht can keep it on board and can run the samples at it best convenience. You don’t have to pay anything in advance, pay only the analyses you want to do.
  • Speaking about the free SailADV Oil Analysis Kit you receive, UCVD stands for Ultra Clean Vacuum Device and is the patented sampling bottle that you will find in the Kit, but it is not a simple bottle and by using it you will avoid the sample to be contaminated by external agents during the sampling phase but you will also notice such ease of use that you won’t even get your hands dirty!
  • Last, when choosing your partner, keep in mind that our laboratory is located in Italy (European Union). If, for example, at the end of the season in the Mediterranean the yachts of your fleet want to perform the analyzes on main systems, they will be able to easily send the samples performed without suffering delays due to customs and controls and the next day the samples may already be in analysis.

These are just a few points on which we would like to draw your attention considering that all this is included in the price of a single analysis.


Oil Laboratory Analysis

In order to trend the health status of the system of a vessel, SailADV takes an oil sample regularly while the system is operating, at a temperature of about 80°. SailADV takes care of collecting the samples wherever the client is and delivering them to the laboratory.


Contact us today!

Discover more on Oil Anlysis for yachts or contact us at [email protected] for any additional information.

Our new website is online

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sailadv-website (1)

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, created with the aim of improving the user experience. The site is available in English and Italian, divided into different types of services and products, easily accessible from the homepage and navigable between them, from which you can access specific pages for each sub-service and product available. The various sections will be continuously implemented to ensure new and updated content, in step with the latest news in the yacht industry.

Any suggestions are welcome: [email protected].

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POR MARCHE FESR 2014.2020 Project

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POR MARCHE FESR 2014.2020 Project

Last January 15th Mirco Carloni, Vice President of Marche Region, spoke at the presentation of an important project that fits into the programming document POR MARCHE FESR 2014.2020 – ASSE 1 – OS 1 – ACTION 1.1 – INT. 1.1.1) Promotion of industrial research and experimental development in the fields of intelligent specialization.

SailADV is part of the working group composed of Cantiere delle Marche, AMS Advanced Mechanical Solutions, Ennegi and Furlanetto, that, inside the POR FESR measure, presented the technical project MULTIFUNCTION STERN PLATFORM PILOT OPERATED WITH ADAPTIVE CONTROL ALGORITHMS (Id19184) February 2021 – February 2023.

The companies involved will develop an innovative platform that uses IoT and Artificial Intelligence and onboard sensors.

IHM Certification

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ihm certification sailadv italy1 (1)

SailADV staff continues to update itself and keep up with the evolution of market needs to always provide the best service.
Our technicians have achieved the “Approved HazMat Expert” certification during the course that was held on 16/12/2020 and which took place in accordance with the “Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Sound Recycling of Ships 2009” and to the “EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU 1257/2013)”. The certification was issued by RINA.

What is IHM?

IHM stands for Inventory of Hazardous Materials:

  1. Inventory of hazardous materials present in structures and / or equipment from ships.
  2. A list of the waste generated by the activities carried out on board the ship.
  3. A list of stocks on board.


Ensure that hazardous waste from ship disposal is subject to environmentally compatible management.

Field of application

Newly built vessels with GT> 500 t (excluding military vessels) on international voyages.

Effective from

The HONK KONG convention was enacted in 2009 but has NOT entered into force yet. Its entry into force is subject to a series of parameters that have not yet been achieved.

The European regulation (No. 1257/2013 specified in Article 32) requires that starting from 31/12/2020 each new construction has an inventory of hazardous materials on board.

Only the “part 1” inventory will be mandatory for new buildings starting from 31/12/2020.

Please contact SailADV to plan an IHM survey on your vessel.

Freeboard Meter by SailADV

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FREE BOARD METER yacht sailadv (1)


It is an instrument that is able to measure the height of the hull part perpendicularly and above the waterline by performing an accurate freeboard acquisition.
It is related to displacement and to the weight of the vessel. Therefore, the measurement of the freeboard is essential to calculate the weight of the boat and to understand if the boat itself is properly loaded.
Our Free Board is able to overcome most of the drawbacks given by the measurement methodology currently in place which is manual.
The data coming from the sensors placed on the instrument are sent to the control unit which processes them, allowing the cancellation of the wave motion with filtering operations, thus obtaining a precise and repeatable measurement.

Contact SailADV today for more information.

Yacht vibration analysis

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vibration analysis yacht

A vibration analysis is a pivotal process very important for vessels and yachts, intended to measure vibration levels and frequencies of machinery. All the collected data give us info to discover how healthy are the systems and their single components.
It all starts with using an accelerometer to measure vibrations.

Each time a machine is working it makes vibrations that the accelerometer or other sensors can detect which are sent directly into a data collector (software) which records the signal as either amplitude vs. time (known as time waveform), amplitude vs. frequency (known as fast Fourier transform), or both.

Vibration analysis can detect problems in a vessel such as:

  • Imbalance
  • Bearing failures
  • Mechanical looseness
  • Misalignment
  • Resonance and natural frequencies
  • Electrical motor faults
  • Bent shafts
  • Gearbox failures
  • Empty space or bubbles (cavitation) in pumps/propellers
  • Critical speeds

SailADV, thanks to its own high frequency multichannel spectrum analyzer H-SPECTRUM (complying with the international Standards ISO 2631 – ISO Standard 10816), is able to acquire at the same time all the operating parameters of the yacht system, optimizing yacht machinery performance and sharing them immediately with the Client.

vibration analysis

SailADV makes customized weather forecasts

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custom forecast sailadv

SailADV is able to offer the Shipyards with which it cooperates very accurate, specific and customized weather forecasts to optimize the effectiveness of the organization of sea trials.

This important activity, which represents an added value for SailADV customers, is carried out in collaboration with the authoritative MeteoWind and its founder, the esteemed Ezio Sarti, “Meteorologist Certified according to World Meteorological Organization, WMO, standard”, who works together with a study and research group of applied meteorology coming from the aviation sector of gliding and sailing, with more than 40 years of experience, with regular exchanges of information and results with university research environments.

sailadv previsioni tempo personalizzate navigazione 4Thanks to this special and important collaboration, SailADV is able to communicate in advance to the shipyard: wave motion, wind speed and direction, possible rainfall. All supplied with graphical maps in chromatic scale and numerical tables with the most relevant data for the characterization of performance, efficiency and consumption.

For any info: [email protected]

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custom forecast sailadv