Martinoli & C. can trace its origins back to 1946 when Federico Martinoli Sr., at the time President of the Italian Association of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, founded the company as an independent association of Marine Surveyors and Consultants in Genoa, Italy.

Federico Sr. had earlier moved to Genoa in 1938 to become the Technical General Manager of the Genoa Sestri shipyard, after having been the director of the Cantieri Navali di Monfalcone in the 1930s.

His son Federico Jr. took over the new Company's management in 1956 and, since 1976, Giovanni and Roberto, the last generation of the Martinolis, have been running the office.

Since the company’s inception, the Martinoli Group has been operating as consultant and supervisor for new buildings and, under the guidance of Federico jr., it expanded into the casualty surveying activity for Italian and foreign Underwriters and P&I Clubs.

In the 1980s, with the leading impulse of Roberto Martinoli, the Group became active in the cruise industry and was appointed by Costa Crociere as its technical manager in 1991.

In the Nineties, the activity spread into the cargo sector, leading to the full technical management of various tankers, product and chemical carriers up to 60,000 tons dwt and to the opening of a new office in Montecarlo.

In 2003, after the employment of specialized personnel, the Leisure Vessel and Yachting Consultancy activities were definitely started.

In 2005 the division in Montecarlo, specialized in cruise ship management, was acquired by V. Ships.

These days, Surveying and Consultancy, major Project Management and other technical activities are performed in the Genoa offices, directed by Giovanni Martinoli and supported by partners Camillo Casella and Fabio Boscaino.

Other professionals Antonio Valentin, Francesco Morelli and Emilio Tincani complete the team of the Office.

In the recent years, technical surveying and technical-legal consultancy have been reinforced under the guidance of Giovanni Martinoli, becoming one of the leading references in the Italian and European scenario.