Our Team Filippi made a blast!
Rowing boats since 1980:technology, innovation and quality combine to fuel your passion.
World Championships 2017
Bronze medalWorld Championships 2017
Ours is a long tradition, a long history of tireless innovation guaranteeing the success of our racing rowing boats that made our Company an internationally acclaimed brand.
An excellence that springs from a passion for boats.
Filippi World famous white-and-blue shells are designed and produced at the Company yard in Donoratico, a stone’s throw from the Tyrrhenian Sea in northwestern Italy. We have come a long way since our beginnings in 1980 to become one of the top Olympic-class rowing boat manufacturers, renowned for design, top-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology. Without losing sight of the core values underpinning our work.
Today Filippi supplies boats to rowing federations throughout the World. When clients order their customized rowing boats, they know they can rely an across-the-board service excellence.
Every competition victory spurs us to do even better. Winning a major competition has always driven us to develop innovative solutions that make the difference on the day of the race. Our Company stands apart for its values, passion, commitment and top-end technology, a combination that puts us ahead of the game.
We are proud that an increasing number of athletes and private customers are choosing our boats, encouraging us to push back horizons even further.
The adventure continues every day as we meet new challenges.
Research and innovation at Filippi’s have always been measured against the yardstick of uncompromising quality standards.
“Over the course of their existence every human being can adopt two attitudes: build or plant. Builders might linger for years over their tasks, but there comes a day when they finish the job. At that point, they stop, and their space then seems limited by the walls they’ve erected. When the building is finished, life loses its meaning. Then there are those who plant: sometimes they suffer because of storms and the season, and they rarely rest. But unlike a building, the garden never stops developing. It requires the constant attention of the gardener, but at the same time, allows him to live through a great adventure.” (Paulo Coelho, Brida)
“We, but my father first,” says David Filippi, son of Lido, the founder of the Filippi boatyard, “We are planters. Because our product is never the same as it was the day before, and each boat is tailor-made on the athletes who will use it and we’re always pursuing the improvements suggested by our engineers, as well as the experiences of our technicians and whatever we experience and see at the regattas in person.”
The products are the rowing shells made in the Filippi boatyard in Donoratico, on the Tuscan coast, in the northern part of the Maremma. They’re one of the top “Made in Italy” products, modern racing shells adapted like tailor-made suits to the athletes’ body, weight and attitude. The boats have their own fascination. They are white with a blue stripe, the color of our national teams, all part of the line, making them the greyhounds of the water, capable of slicing impalpably through it as if they were moved by the wind, as well as making them resistant enough to support the weight of the rowers - up to eight people plus the coxswain - all of them forming a unit.
What makes a Filippi an incredible and fascinating product is the human history of the founder, Lido Filippi, one of those types who is a bit of a craftsman, a bit of designer, and a bit of industrial leader. The location and moment of his birth - in this case rural Italy just before the Second World War - made it an uphill struggle at the start, but they have brought and still bring the best of our country to the rest of the world. These men have something extra, that all-Italian gift that is creativity, which in Filippi is matched by an innate ability to see the product as a whole in all its details - some call it “the absolute eye” - strengthened by a deep passion for work and extraordinary perseverance. So much so that today, thirty-eight years after the beginning of this adventure, the business is still growing. It is one of those businesses which, to paraphrase builders and planters, is subject every day to the restless opinion of the market. An opinion that is formed on the water where crews push each racing shell to their maximum effort in a competition that, behind the scenes, involves the racing shell producers in an even more difficult game.
Singles, Pairs, Fours/Quads, Eights
Singles, Pairs/Doubles, Fours/Quads
Singles, Double canoé, GIG, Yole
Singles, Doubles, Fours/Quads
Arraun Lagunak is a rowing club based in San Sebastian. Their master 8+ has won in 2018 their 10th consecutive Spanish Rowing Championship with a Filippi boat. After 9 years rowing with an older F9, this year they purchased a brand new F9 paid out of their own pocket and it couldn’t have been a better investment.
They started rowing when they were only 15 years old and nearly 50 years later they are still together and competing in the master category after countless races, Spanish Champs, Thames regattas… etc. Some of them won back in 1983 the World Rowing Championships in the Lightweight 8+ in Duisburg.
At the 179th edition of the Henley Royal Regatta. 6th title in this regatta for Mahe Drysdale, and congratulations also to the Sinkovic Brothers that have done an incredible race too!Who rows rules.
Many Filippi boats ready to leave our headquarters. Destination Linz, for a very important event: the second World Rowing Cup 2018! Next year in Linz will take place the World Rowing Championships, so this cup could be also a great test for the 2019 main event!But the question is…ARE YOU READY??? Can you wait until next weekend???
During the second and third 2018 World Rowing Cups!Would you see more photos? Go to our Facebook album https://www.facebook.com/pg/Filippiboats/photos/?t...
In 2018 with the season approaching it's time for a short summarize.
Do you know how many medals have been won with Filippi boats from 1986 to 2017?1257!Thanks to each of these athletes who have chosen us and with whom and for which we continue to dream.
That’s a significant event that matches sport and culture!Reggia di Caserta (Italy) - UNESCO heritage - hosted the Oxford/Cambridge, a challenge born from Davide Tizzano and the “Reali Canottieri Reggia di Caserta” president, Roberta Reisino.Read more and watch the video
Do you agree?Enjoy this amazing training from South Africa. A huge thanks to Mr. Roger Barrow technical director of the South African national team for the beautiful shot.Watch the video
This race has been led by New Zealand, with six medals won, but let’s take a look at the TeamFilippi numbers:44% of total medals;55% of golds;50% of silvers;27% of bronzes
“We aspire to aid the development of rowingin every corner of the earth” - DAVID FILIPPI -
- DAVID FILIPPI -
From the North: take Rosignano exit on the motorway A12, then drive along the freeway Aurelia SS1 following Rome direction.Take Donoratico exit and drive to the town center, follow the main road through the town of Donoratico to via del Mercato Once on Via del Mercato,turn second right Via Matteotti. Number 113 is 100 m on the right.
From the south: drive along the freeway Aurelia SS1 following Livorno direction.Take Donoratico exit and drive to the town center, follow the main road through the town of Donoratico to via del MercatoOnce on Via del Mercato, turn second right Via Matteotti. Number 113 is 100 m on the right.
Via Matteotti, 113 – 57022 Donoratico (LI)
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