Over 50 years of success with a constant attention for the quality and the technological development make Selva S.p.a. a leader on the European nautical market.

First Selva S.p.a. headquarters at Sesto San Giovanni (Milano) in 1948.

The works for the construction of the first lot of the actual head office in Tirano began in the spring of 1959 when its founder and beloved manager Lorenzo Selva Sr. decided to move part of the activity, and in particular the new mass-production of outboard motors from the original seat in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan), that was already been working in the motors field since 1945 (for example it supplied the Innocenti with some components of the "historical" Lambretta) to the charming resort in Valtellina, on the Italian-Swiss border.

Today, more than 50 years after its first steps, it can be stated that, thanks to the increasing demand, its continuous technological development and to the constant introduction of machinery and high-technology equipment, SELVA S.p.A. can be considered as the sole reality in Europe where the production cycle of marine engine components and total units is really complete, from die-casting to the whole range of machining performed on sophisticated CNC machining centers, heat treatment and specific anticorrosion operations, to special painting cycles in four stages, assembly, testing, packaging and shipping.

Our motors, are recognized as high qualified for your job, your free time and cruiser activities, they won some of the most difficult and prestigious competitions obtaining 40 world, 65 European and 150 Italian trophies, conquered in different classes from 400 to 1000 cm3, in circuit and off-shore.

Selva Marine is MEMBER OF UCINA, CONFINDUSTRIA NAUTICA (Italian Recreational Marine Industry Association) and MEMBER OF IMEC (Worldwide Marine Engines Manufacturer Association).

Selva Marine: SOLE IN EUROPE

Our Company can be considered as the sole production reality in Europe where the production cycle of marine engine components is really complete, from the die casting to final packing.

This is to be pointed out that SELVA S.p.A. has remained since more than 15 years the only European company which has in production a complete range of outboard motors (15 base models and 44 different versions from 2,5 hp to 80 hp) and is the official supplier of the Italian Coast Guard and of several Italian "armies".

Our production is mainly distributed in Europe, in the Mediterranean basin receiving great approvals, and our motors, recognized as high qualified for your job, your free time and sport activities, won some of the most difficult and prestigious competitions.


Selva S.p.A. has been certificated ISO9001 in May 2004 and has upgraded its quality system according to the 2008 edition of the same regulation. Therefore the complete production cycle follows all the standards defined in this Norm. Another goal for our outboard motors quality.

The guarantee of our product quality and durability is also that Selva S.p.a. supplied with first installation components for outboard motors the OMC Europe, manufacturer of the brand Johnson and Evinrude for more than 10 years.
At present we are producing finished aluminium die-casting and steel components of first installation for the YAMAHA small 4 stroke outboard engines which are produced in France for all the world markets.
We are also suppliers of the Japanese company YANMAR : we are producing their complete Sail Drive and Stern Drive Units which are shipped directly to their European distribution center in the Netherlands for the supply in all the world markets.
The Selva Company is also producing many components of first installation for the electric outboard motors of TORQEEDO.

The management of each production step can sure a high details care level.

The main "strength points" of our products, with particular reference to the outboard motors, can be summarized as follows:

  • simplicity of construction
  • easy maintenance and assistance
  • extreme unification of the components
  • low fuel consumption
  • high performances
  • Italian style

In conclusion, we would like to underline that Selva S.p.A can be defined with pride as a "typical and historical Italian family company", with a long and unique tradition of international relations, runned with great passion and dedication by the third generation of "small north Italian entrepreneurs".