The other half of the team, of course, is Sanlorenzo. The veteran builder of fiberglass yachts, founded in 1958, is located in Ameglia, south of Genoa near La Spezia on the Mediterranean coast, an area rich in yachtbuilding tradition. Sanlorenzo, under the leadership of Max Perotti, has undertaken a significant upgrading of the original facility and has also completed an expansion of a second facility in Viareggio to build larger metal yachts. Perotti was a top manager for many years at one of Italy's two largest production boatbuilders and has brought about major improvements, both in product and procedures, at Sanlorenzo. He has also brought in some of the best talent in the industry to help him, including Antonio Santella, whose background at one of Italy's top custom aluminum yachtbuilders will serve him well as head of Sanlorenzo's Viareggio facility.