WHO WE ARE
Versilia Supply Service is a company dedicated to the supply of large yachts with literally anything they may need, based in Viareggio and also with offices in Livorno. VSS offers a very personalized and efficient service, where the most demanding clients can expect to receive a clear and immediate answer and a fast response to their orders.
WHAT WE DO
VSS covers the supply of yachts under construction fulfilling the needs of demanding owner’s project managers, the yachts already in commission and travelling internationally with spares, deck, safety, bridge and interior equipment and consumable, gourmet foods and beverages. This service is created by an experienced and competent team including an in-house chef to choose all the gourmet products.
All of this is supported by a large stock held at the VSS warehouse and the goods are delivered by own fleet of refrigerated trucks and vans, by this organization VSS is able to have a reliable and cost effective delivery service.
WHERE WE DO
This service covers all of Italy from the Adriatic to Sanremo and includes all the Islands too but it does not stop there as VSS regularly supply yachts on the Cote d’Azur in France and Spain too. In fact VSS has an international coverage through longstanding agreements with international carriers and a network of representatives in all the main yachting hubs.
WHY WE DO IT
VSS was the brain child of Giuliano Tomei who after a career at sea came ashore to work in the commercial ship supply sector of the ports of La Spezia and Livorno, having seen the need for a professional supply company in the then fledgling yachting business he opened VSS in 1985.
Ever since then the company has expanded and developed to meet the needs of a growing and maturing yachting industry, despite this growth the objective has always been to provide a simple and problem free service despite the ever increasing complexity of supplying so many different items to clients spread across the globe and now comprises not just the core wholesale supply but a Shipping agency, YMC or Yacht Management & Consulting to cover all customs and VAT issues and also a well found chandlery the Marine Store where yachts based in the Viareggio area can find all they may need.
There is also a self-storage warehouse facility available for yachts where a selection of twenty two different size storage boxes can be accessed directly by the customer with a swipe card, this whole warehouse is completely protected with CCTV cameras and a sophisticated alarm system.
The office in Livorno is run by Sergio Barozzi who has been Giuliano’s closest collaborator since 1983 and this office is mainly focussed on the new build activity in that area, maintaining a daily presence in the yards for the project managers and crews there.
The key to the success of VSS has been not only their solid economic strategy which has permitted them to own their work premises and delivery vehicles but also the spirit of adaptability which has permitted them the flexibility to change and adapt to the market, maintaining efficiency and a reactive response.
The entire VSS marketing is being kept under constant modification to improve the visibility of the company and increase awareness in potential clients. Shortly there will be a web based on-line shopping portal where clients can register to be able to not only make their orders but then also be able to follow the shipping and delivery too.
This portal will be also available as an App which customers shall be able to use on their tablets or even smart phones too.
When asked about this time of large changes within VSS Giuliano responds “at VSS for the last 25 years we have always changed and reinvented ourselves to stay abreast with the times and maintain our high levels of service, flexibility is our motto”.