That maritime trade had an all important, even vitally significant, part in the rise of the Mediterranean civilisations,eversince the very beginnings, has been notoriously known.
Hardly, however, could that trade have been developed to flourishing peaks, had it not been in position to benefit from use of fine, reliable ships. It was thus the skilful shipbuilding to set the indispensable prime basis for the sound upward swing of shipping activity and expansion of seaborn transportation.
Ever rising development of the trade has been entailing a demand for ever more ships of ever better quality, reliability and efficiency.
From craft and artisanry, shipbuilding was developing into manufacture, and eventually into an all important and indispensable industry. Ancient as it has been famous, the Latin saying "Navigare necesse, vivere non necesse" could not but have been implying that building ships has been always just as equally necessary.
On these our shores of the Adriatic Sea, already pristine dwellers used to build naval and merchant vessels to quality and distinctness rarely to be found across the ancient world. All throughout the centuries this precious tradition continued, the fine shipbuilding craftsmanship having been transmitted from one generation of dedicated craftsmen to the next one, up to modern times most advanced technologies and ulterior refinements, in pursuit of perfection in naval architecture.more